Sunday, November 16, 2008

Be It Ever So Humble

Another post that will look like a mess - but that will be full of good news.

We're home. And everything is fine. It's just as we left it, only now we have a lovely hickory flavor. Honestly though, the smoke isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. We've got the air purifier running on high, so hopefully that will put a dent in it.

I don't mind telling you, it's eerie. Driving through the front gates of our apartment complex, it all looked so normal. We still have trees. There's hardly even any ash on our patio. Although I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune at first light. We drove home after dark, so couldn't see any of the surrounding area, which I imagine resembles a war zone. Word is that two buildings on the edge of our complex were completely destroyed.

I want to thank everyone for being so concerned about us, but I do want to single out Rosie and her hubby, GG, for taking us in this weekend. Everyone should have at least one awesome friend in their lives like Rosie. I don't know what we would have done this weekend without them. Well, yeah I do. We would have been alone in a hotel room somewhere slowly becoming unhinged.

Also, mad props to Lori - who was Little Miss Internet Diva. She found news about our apartment complex, and called to tell us the evacuation order had been lifted. Because of her we'll be sleeping in our own bed tonight, hell we know now we still have our bed!, and Rosie and GG have gotten their house back. Big sloppy kisses to you girlfriend!

Now to wade through my e-mail, and thank the Lord above for our good fortune.

18 comments:

sybil said...

I am so happy you are ok. And now have your cell number programed in my cell. You have no clue how many times I tried to get it off my gmail through my phone...

before it dawned on me even IF I did it wasn't like I could do anything so I finally gave up

or it was the morphine kicking in

:)

and YAY rosie for taking care of wendy, you are quailty peeps baby

So an example to come to mind whenever I get static from people about 'are internet friends real friends'

You guys are awesome and I for one am beyond honored to call you friends.

Tracy said...

Oh I'm soooo very happy you all are home and safe! {{big hugs}} to you and your man!

Nikki said...

Oh Wendy! I am so glad for you! I have been so worried about you guys last night and today! I am so happy all is well. I agree----Rosie and Lori rock! What fantastic friends! Take care and sleep tight!!!

sula said...

ack! What a stressful time and how relieving that you are home safe and sound. So glad that Rosie took care of you and that all is ok. *hugs*

Fancy said...

Glad everything is ok for you, and three cheers for your wonderful friends! :)

Lori said...

So glad you and The Man made it home ok! We had our little phone tree working overtime yesterday and today worrying ourselves silly about you guys.

Amy said...

Wendy, awesome to hear that you guys made it home and that things are relatively ok! Rosie and Lori went above and beyond the call of duty and totally came through. I'm just glad you guys got home ok.

Tracy Wolff said...

I'm glad you made it home okay, Wendy. I got caught in the San Diego fires a few years ago and it was terrible. Thrilled you and yours are doing well.

Marg said...

Such a relief for you all, and glad it all worked out.

Kristie (J) said...

Wendy!!! I am so GLAD everything turned out good!! I was checking right up until I went to bed and came here as soon as I got up!! And what goooood news I just got up too!!

Jessie said...

Hi. I read your blog all the time, but never comment. I'm so glad everything turned out all right. I was sending up prayers for you.

Kati said...

Thank God you're home and everything is OK! I thought of you all weekend, every time I'd see something about the fires.

Stay safe, my friend!

Rosie said...

Back at you with the love kiddo. The love and support was a group effort from all the SoCal bloggers.

When you live in SoCal fire is just a fact of life, but this weekend it hit close to home.

Liza said...

I'm so glad y'all are safe and came home to a home. You can rent an ozone machine from Home Depot or Lowes and it will get the smoke smell out of the walls, furniture, and everything else. We use those in our apartment complexes when there is a fire and you can't smell the smokey smell any more.

azteclady said...

((((Wendy and her Man))))

Thank you so much for checking in! As you can see, there are many of us worried about you guys--and I completely agree, Rosie is DA BOMB!

Take care of yourselves first!

Sherry Thomas said...

Phew!

nath said...

Glad you're home and safe and you didn't have any damage to your home.

Take care :)

Nicole said...

So happy you are okay.


And that your books were okay. I kinda got scared for those, too.