Post-poned as a result of fire evacuation

Taken with my phone just about 45 minutes before they evacuated us.  For an idea of scope and size, that smoke is from about two miles away.

As I’m writing this, I’m on my second day of evacuation from my home.

I’ve been able to access the internet, but not the file where I wrote the blog post that was supposed to go up today (and on a computer that has limited capabilities as far as WordPress is concerned).

Hoping to get back home today.  The fire, which burned almost 2000 acres, was 70% contained as of last night.

So I’ll be posting my review of Ad Nauseum and Living Dead at Zigfreidt and Roy next Friday.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

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30 thoughts on “Post-poned as a result of fire evacuation

  1. Holy cow, Paul. Keep us posted about your safety.

    1. Thanks, Jaye. Will do. Hoping to get home today. And the positive note is that all the acres burned around us should hopefully make it a little less dangerous for the rest of the fire season when we will undoubtedly have more fires.

  2. Paul, I am thinking about you and hoping your home is OK, and everyone is safe. We’ll be driving through CO in a month…if you (or anyone you know) needs help with cleanup efforts, we would be glad to lend a hand.

    1. Thanks, Jenny. We are actually in Utah (currently with 6 fires burning throughout the state), but a very kind offer nonetheless.

  3. Whoah, Paul. Glad to hear you’re okay. Keeping you guys in my thoughts. I know it’s not very likely, but please give me a shout if I can do anything to help you out.

    1. Thanks for the offer, Jonathan. Just glad that our house is okay. On a minor level, bummed out that the ice cream I made a few days ago will be all melted. But if that’s the worst of it (well, along with everything else in our freezer), I can’t complain. Just be happy to go home and start getting things back in order.

  4. Damn, Paul. I wish I could send some west coast rain your way.

    1. Please do. I think it’s been over two months since we’ve seen any precipitation here. I’ll keep my eyes open.

  5. While I’m sorry that you were evacuated, I’m glad that you and your family are out of harm’s way. To echo what Jenny and Jonathan say, let me know if there’s any way I can help. Please take care.

    Also: you are the most dedicated Friday blogger in the history of blogging.


    1. Thanks, Aniko. And I figured I better keep up with things. Nothing else to do really besides wait.

  6. Glad you and your family are okay. That’s the most important thing.

    1. Yes, indeed. Easy to forget when you are thinking about most of your worldly belongings going up in smoke, but definitely glad we are all safe. Thanks.

  7. As devilintheflesh says, wish we could send you some of our rain! A couple of months back we were in drought conditions, now we are having floods! But most importantly, glad to hear that you and your family are safe. And looking forward to your review of Zigfreidt and Roy, as I read it a few months back, and feel that… oh hang on, I’ll wait for your review before I post my comments!

    1. Hey Ken, thanks for the kind words. I’m curious about your thoughts on LD@ZR (as I know Axel Howerton refers to it). I believe this is possibly my first “zombie story.” (I still have your Population: Dead on my TBR. It’ll be my second 🙂 ).

      Maybe shoot me an email. I’d be curious.

    1. Thanks, Joe. We are back home and safe… until the next one. But hopefully this one provided a little buffer.

  8. It’s Biblical what’s going on there. Keep safe. I hope you’re 100% asbestos!

    1. Yeah, it’s crazy, Hunter. With four other fires burning in our state before this one, don’t think I hadn’t thought along apocalyptic lines. Made me think of The Road. The story says that it was just some sort of firestorm type of thing (without being too specific), and I recently thought, well, why not? Doesn’t have to be some supernatural or religious related thing. Just dry the country out for a few more years and then watch everything go up (although some might say that could be considered divine influenced).

      Anyway, we’re home. Fire came within about 150 yards of our house, but still standing.

  9. I hope you’re ok, Paul, and that you get back home soon.

    1. Thanks, Mari. We are home officially as of today. So nice to have a home still standing to be back to.

  10. Indeed – best of luck with everything and be careful!

    1. Thanks, Jill. We are very glad we still have a home to be back to. Actually, I brought some fireworks with us to celebrate. Oh wait…

      1. jillelizabethadmin 07/02/2012 — 8:41 am

        Teehee… 🙂

  11. Paul, glad to hear you and your family are well. We’re no strangers to fire season here – it is amazing what a few dry years can do.

    1. Thanks, Eva. We are glad to be home today. Where do you live?

      And yes, nothing like a little drought to stock up the fuels.

      1. Southern Califfornia. I usually count on the earthquakes to cancel out the wild fires, though. 🙂

  12. Wow! Glad to hear you’re home and safe. It’s bad in the East, too, though not to that extent. I just spent a week in the Smokies and they are hot and dry, and everything in between Tennessee and Michigan is on high alert. Yesterday at Mammoth Cave they broke a Dust Bowl record high with 109 degrees. (Needless to say, the cave felt awesome.)

    Very glad your family is okay!

    1. Michelle,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Which reminds me that I think I got an email about your post on your canon of literature. I’ll have to head over that direction.

      Anyway, I had heard about the stuff in the East. All relative, I guess. We have these horrendous fires, but where I live at least, it isn’t as horribly hot and we haven’t been out of power for days on end, or been subjected to killer multiple thunderstorms colliding. Yikes. Not really sure where is a good place to vacation these days. Alaska?

      Thanks again.

  13. Glad to see you’re home and safe after such a scare. Can’t get much closer than that. Cheyenne hasn’t gotten any fires in the immediate area, but the Colorado fires and ones in Wyoming to the west, east and north, blow the smoke and ash in from all directions, reminding us that just one little shift and wham!

    Take care of your family and yourself.


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