Hi, guys. This is a photo I snapped moments ago, from just outside my townhouse in North County San Diego. Everyone around us is packing and evacuating. We’re definitely packing and preparing to get out. I’ll keep you up as I can. Thanks for your prayers/kind thoughts. Love you guys!
UPDATE: About 5:00 p.m. what is now yesterday we were told to evacuate. We packed our 2002 Ford Focus–computers, back-up drives, Cat’s photography equipment, important papers, irreplaceable mementos, etc., etc. — but chose to remain in our home: we could see the fire, and knew there was yet no reason to panic. A few times this evening, then, feeling like lone denizens of an oddly modern ghost town, we breathlessly made our way about our perfectly quiet, perfectly still neighborhood, wondering at the gently snowing flakes of ash that were slowly but surely turning everything a deathly grey.
We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Prayers tonight for those who lost their home in the nine major fires that have plagued San Diego today.