A sigh of relief...

Thursday, October 25, 2007
I’m guessing you’ve all heard about the out of control wildfires that have been torching the southern half of California recently, spurred onwards by the Santa Ana winds. Well, the crew of the Swiftsure have been a bit worried of late as this Captain’s favourite aunt, Auntie B (of the mararthon fame), and her husband were transferred earlier this year to the Los Angeles office of the company she works for. Both my mother and I had not heard from her for a while and our most recent emails had gone unanswered. We’re all breathing a bit easier today as we finally heard from her yesterday. Everything is fine (for their family anyways), their home is safe, the pets are fine and they aren’t being told to evacuate. Some of their coworkers have not been so lucky but fortunately no one they know has been hurt or lost loved ones. If found the map below on MSNBC and you can see LA was, at one point, pretty much surrounded by fires. YIKES! And now I’ve heard on the news that there’s the possibility that some of the fires in that area were started by arsonists. Bastards.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thankfully your aunt and her home are safe, but what a huge disaster this is. What kind of sicko would start a fire in those conditions?

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