A nurse who knits…

October 23, 2007

My house still stands!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 11:50 pm

Oh… I’m super happy.  There is no damage to houses in my neighborhood and there is no police standing guard so I think I’ll be able to go home tonight.  Yesterday and today I’ve spent at my aunt’s house anxiously watching the TV for news of my house or my parents’ house.  My parents are also lucky.  Their house is still intact. There is a police squad guarding houses in their neighborhood to prevent looting.  My mom says she saw one man handcuffed and being put in a police car.  A tragedy like this brings out both the best and the worst in people.  So if I can go home tonight I will. Others in Westwood are not so lucky.

Over 1000 homes in San Diego have been destroyed by these wildfires.  Many people are still under mandatory evacuation.  Hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned.  This place looks like a war zone.

News people are swarming all over the place.  My mom almost got interviewed while she was standing in line to get in her house.  To get to her house, she had to wait over an hour to get a police escort into the house.  And she was given 5 minutes to collect her medications that she needed.  Otherwise, the police wouldn’t let her take anything else.  I’m so glad that they are doing this to prevent looters.  At least I don’t have to worry about my or my family’s things being stolen.  It’s so sad that some people would take advantage of people who’s houses have been destroyed.

I hope everyone is ok and safe.  If you need help, the American Red Cross is available.  Shelters are open and stocked.  If there is anything I can do for anyone, let me know.

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7 Comments »

  1. I’m glad you and your mom are OK!

    Comment by octopusknits — October 24, 2007 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  2. I’m really glad you have your house!!!!

    Comment by Mama Turtle — October 24, 2007 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  3. Gail – you know that EVERYONE in our group has let out a sign of relief for you and Matt!! and in the spirit of our group you know me – I’ve started collecting 8″ squares to make blankets for those that are rebuilding their lives. If you can help spread the word … again SO happy you and your family are ok!!! G

    Comment by georgeanne — October 24, 2007 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  4. I’m so glad your house and your parents’ house are still standing. So many aren’t. The police are arresting residents who are trying to sneak into their homes, which may be what you saw on tv. Please stay away until they declare it safe–some hot spots are still flaring. Our thoughts are with you.

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — October 24, 2007 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  5. was thinking of you while watching the news about this. glad to hear that you guys are ok!

    Comment by ruth — October 24, 2007 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  6. Hey there — we all were hoping positive thoughts at the regular Wednesday Threadbear event. Sharon had been reading your blog, so we were relived to hear you apparently have escaped unscathed. Whew! Take care of yourself and your family (and the dogs!).

    Comment by Blogless Jean — October 25, 2007 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

  7. i’m glad you are all ok.

    take care

    Comment by nittingram — October 27, 2007 @ 1:12 am | Reply


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