Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Update

Local News Release:

NEW:
SOME RANCHO PENASQUITOS RESIDENTS RETURN

1:43 p.m. - Some Rancho Penasquitos residents can return home. You can return home if you live in the following areas: North of SR-56, south of Rancho Bernardo Road, west of Interstate 15 and east Rancho Santa Fe Farms, according to Monica Munoz with the SDPD.

We seem to be out of danger. Thank God.

13 comments:

janet said...

I still can't believe that our area wasn't touched by the fire. It's almost a miracle. Thank God.

Sarah said...

Amen to that.

Sheepish Annie said...

Phew!!! What a horrible thing to have to live through. I'm so glad to know that you are doing OK and that things look like they will stay safe for you.

Kristin said...

good news

Quail Hill Knits said...

I am sooooooo glad!!!

patrice said...

K,
It was great to read that you didn't have to leave, and totally understandable that yarn was packed in the car along with the other essentials. We did evacuate early Monday, after losing power Sunday night and hearing of mandatory evacuations of North Poway in the middle of the night. We wandered from North Poway (fire very close) to Scripps Poway Parkway (fire coming, must leave) to University City (fire might come, time to move) to Anaheim Hills (no hotel w/in 50 miles of San Diego), with three kids and one nervous Golden Retriever. Yesterday we left Anaheim Hills, since the hotel was full for that night (but we were okay with that b/c we saw they were giving rooms to firefighters from the fire in Irvine), and we had found a room at the Marriott in Coronado Island (I assured my kids that the fire couldn't jump the bay). This morning my husband went up to Julian to help at the California Wolf Center, while we watched the news and decided that we could probably return to our home. We were pretty sure the house was still there since my son kept calling home and getting the answer machine, so we figured the kitchen was at least okay. It turned out that the rest of the house is okay too, with a pretty thick layer of dust and ash everywhere, but still here. Several of our friends were not so lucky. Each of my older kids (17 and 14) have pretty close friends who have lost everything - a very sobering situation. We are cleaning up, thanking God that we are okay, and trying to figure out what we can do to help.
So glad that you and yours are safe and your son will be warm this winter in his new sweater.
Patrice

Kim said...

Awesome news! What a relief.

Karen said...

I'm so glad to read that!

Mel said...

It's great to hear that you guys are okay. My parents were always out helping to fight wildfires when I was a kid, so I've heard some pretty knarly stories. And from experience, losing your home and belongings to fire is quite unfun. I really feel for all the folks that are being affected by this one.

kt83 said...

that's such good news!!!!!!!

5elementknitr said...

Now I have the word Penasquitos stuck in my head! I'll be saying all day in as many silly ways as I can.

Glad you and your family (and yarn and wheel) are safe!

Mrs. H (aka The Outlaw Jenny Purls) said...

Glad you're ok and out of danger. :)

kmkat said...

Yay! Great news.