. . . Or, completely freak out and cause yourself such an adrenaline rush that you have to stop the car because you are shaking so badly!
Mommy is only just now beginning to recover from the insanity of last week’s fire evacuation and then two days of what I’ll just call “practice for summer” (aka “practice for just how much alcohol can mommy take in during a two day time frame just so she can keep her sanity in tact”) while the girls had two days off from school.
This is the second time we have been evacuated due to wildfires and the third time we’ve been through a major wildfire in San Diego (in 2003 we had my cousin who lived in Scripps Ranch stay with us for a few days).
I cannot tell you how in awe I am of the work of the firefighters and other first responders. They are extraordinary and you can tell just how much of a difference additional firefighting resources (i.e. helicopters and large planes) has made in our county. There were so many cool things that my friends did for the firefighters in our community, and they continue to do. As a small token of our thanks the girls and I took a small basket to our local firestation to thank them! If you have a chance, even if it's months from now, just pop in to say hi and thanks for all you do!
|We took strawberries, eye drops and chapstick. We heard from a friend that these were good "practical" items that they can use. Cases of water are also a good donation.|
And, by the way, as further incentive, firefighters are HOT!!! The two that greeted us were just yummy and I hope they didn't see my blushing (the girls were like deer in the headlights - I'm hoping it was because they were so impressed with the uniforms and big trucks, not with how hot the guys were)!! To HfH - sorry honey, but I couldn't leave this last part out.
And of course, because this evacuation is like so many other things in our Runamuk lives, mommy had several lessons learned such as: