I started this day completely unaware that my friends and family in San Diego county were in the path of wildfires.
After my husband called mid-morning to tell me, I managed to spend the rest of the day either on the phone or gleaning what I could from CNN and the San Diego websites offering up to the minute news.
My first phone call was to my sheep and goat rancher friend in Ramona...who, despite orders for the entire community to evacuate, stayed on to fight the fire. With her husband and son, they managed to save their home and animals in what she described as the worst night of her life. This is one very strong and brave woman, and I am in awe of her.
What is happening out there is unthinkable. I feel so helpless, and to those of you affected by these fire storms, please know my thoughts are with you for safety. I cannot imagine what you must be going through. ---Martie
(photos courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com)