Thursday, June 12, 2008


Our friend Bill just called in to report that he was able to drive up Martin Rd. and our house is still standing! He lives in a different part of Bonny Doon and stayed at his house throughout the fire.

We are so relieved and grateful. Thank you to the firefighters who saved our home.

Up the hill from us Bill was expecting the fire damage would be ugly, but it was still unbelievable to him—like a war zone—bare blackened branches, hot spots flaring up, and a layer of gray ash covering the ground.

It is very sad that that some of our neighbors have lost their houses. Our thoughts are with them.

Thanks to everyone who wrote to us to check in and make sure we were okay, and to all the people who tried to call us and got a busy signal.


  1. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Wonder of wonders!! I'm thrilled for both of you. Good luck over the next few days.

    Love you -

  2. Anonymous8:14 PM

    Forgot to sign my comment. In case you're wondering -- it's mom.

  3. That is good news! But I'm still holding my breath... I hope they let you go back soon to see for yourself. I'll keep an eye out for fire and hugs, Gnomey

  4. This is good, good news! I didn't see this one when I first saw your post (believe it or not I found your blog THROUGH THE KSBW WEBSITE and it took me directly to your earlier post).

    Sleep well tonight, and get some surely-much-needed rest. We're very happy your home is safe and will still be sending you best, best wishes.

    Love love love love love
    Stacey and Dave

  5. Great news! I'm glad your house is safe!

  6. Whew! This all sounded so scary! Glad your home is safe.

  7. Anonymous8:41 PM

    Dori & Andrew
    Thank heavens. I had shivers just now thinking how releived you must be and then feeling sorry for those who were not as lucky.
    karen, Jesse friend

  8. Thanks everyone. An experience like this makes you realize how grateful you are for everything, but mainly, your family and friends. We love ya!