View Full Version : California folks....
how about a check in? How are you all doing with the fire and bad air?
I've been worried about you all, if you need a place to stay, you can come here and have some Utah snow.
11-02-2003, 07:45 AM
Hah, life is good! Fire weather has gone away, and consequently, so have the fires. We got a decent amount of rain--well, by LA standards anyway--the other day, so not only did that help put out the fire, it also cleaned up the air. Plus, the temperatures are starting to drop! :D We had a tremor the other day (I'm not sure why people consider it to be an Earthquake), but it wasn't bad. It felt more like a fat man falling down a flight of stairs. :shrug:
Either way, I'm doin' super, thanks for askin'. :thumb:
11-02-2003, 08:09 AM
my brother, in Alpine, CA, had to evacuate, but his house was saved and he is back in it. the air quality and ash was pretty bad, but he is glad to have his home.
i wish he'd come back here.. i miss him 'lots.
11-02-2003, 10:31 AM
I'm doing fine so far living in Orange County. I has only been back here for 4 days since the fire started though.
The valley here checking in A-OK! My cousin in San Dimas (near the San Bernardino fire) says that the raining ash has slowed considerably and things seem to be getting better by the day. My aunts and uncles live up in Ventura County near the Simi fire and everyone is at home and far from harm.
11-02-2003, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Yossarian
talking to dopes friday night, he and the gang are fine
:neartears you were talking to me too... remember?
anywayyy, yea everything seems to be pretty much under control around here (simi valley fire). i'm not sure about the san diego and san bernardino fires though.
11-02-2003, 03:34 PM
Hi Kim thanks for asking. Personally I am doing fine, however now that things are starting to settle down we are starting to get a better grasp on all the destruction. One of my friends lost his house and vintage cars in the back. Luckily he had insurance(on the house) however his next door neighbor was not so lucky. They let their fire insurance default earlier this year on account of one of them losing a job. They are devestated.
Another thing that people are really saddened by is that we lost one of our county parks called Lake Cuyamaca. This was a great area for hiking and relaxing, and the fire went right through it and destroyed all the houses and camp sites around the lake. The last time I was up there I was hanging at the local watering hole with some of the local folk. They were all a bunch of characters who lived in the hills around the lake. Undoubtedly, they all lost their homes.
Time to rebuild. Thanks for your concern Kim.
11-02-2003, 03:36 PM
That's great to hear, I'm driving down to SD in a week and want all of that stuff put out before I get there!:D
11-02-2003, 07:36 PM
just happy that i can finally start wearing my fall clothes..
it really haven't felt like fall, until after the rain
11-02-2003, 08:07 PM
I'm doing good. I only had about a day and a half of smoke smell around my house because I was on vacation for a few of the days. All is well now, and ya it sure is getting cold. gonna have to start running the computers with SETI 24/7 again so I can keep my ass warm. ;)
Thanks for askin', Ensign. :thumbup:
So, how are you? :)
11-03-2003, 12:31 AM
This weekend was beautiful. The air was really nice out here after the slight rain. When fires were at their worst, I had ash all over my truck for days. I thought it was bad at 50,000 acres... 500,000+ is hard to fathom.
I'm really feeling bad for the people who have to start over now.
I don't own a whole lot of stuff but just looking around my room I can see stuff I would really miss.
Hopefully we, as a state, will be better prepared for the next time.
11-03-2003, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by the jello is jigglin
Hopefully we, as a state, will be better prepared for the next time.
a-men to that
11-03-2003, 04:00 AM
maybe your Govenor can huff and puff and blow the fire out..next time. ;)
I'm glad you all are ok. What a horrible nightmare.
Has anyone heard from ufcrusher? I believe he was close to the action for a while.
11-03-2003, 08:07 AM
Glad everyone so far is ok.
Yeah, Kim, he was... I hope he's ok...
11-03-2003, 12:25 PM
I'm doing okay, my relatives are being let back in and all that. Thank goodness none of their houses burned down. The ash is still annoying, but not much more than that. My friends that had their house burn down are trying to move on.
11-03-2003, 05:50 PM
I'm pretty close to Apex, so if you hear something happening to our Benevolent Tyrant I would likely be affected as well.
I had a co-worker's house almost go up in flames (the fire burned within 2 houses of his) but otherwise everyone I know is doing fine. If the fire had reached Big Bear, that would probably be a very different story.
11-04-2003, 11:56 AM
Yes, we were pretty close to the action. The fire got within 1 mile from my house before deciding that I was not a person to mess with and turning around and burning the other way. In other words, we were VERY lucky.
We actually had packed up the most important valuables and a bunch of clothes. Unfortunately with the cars we currently own, they are fun to drive but dont have that much space in them. Damn sports cars. We were in the highly suggested evacuation area but we just packed up the cars ready to go and waited for the mandatory evacuation order. This way we could keep trying to think of things to take and still be somewhat comfortable although quite unsettled.
On Tuesday, my fiance and I had to head to Vegas for a conference for her work. We left the keys to our cars with my mother, took a bunch of the valuables and left the rest with my mother to grab. At this point we left the area, after checking that the 15 north of us had been opend again, and tried to get to cleaner air hoping that the fire which had been predicted to hit us during the night but had not would continue to burn the other way.
Traffic was ok until we hit Rancho Cucamanga (sp) at which point we hit a dead stop. It took us 3.5 hrs to go 10 miles! We also hit some other slowing around there and thus a 4.5hr trip took us 9 or 10 hrs. :( But once we hit vegas the air was clean...until the next day when the smoke hit it.
We kept calling back to check up on the fire which continued to burn away from our house. So we were lucky.
But thanks for the concern.
When we got back we had to head downtown and drove through some of the area that had been burned. We saw valleys that we didnt even know existed because they had been covered with shrubs (we thought) that really must have been trees. The land is just charred, but we have yet to drive the few miles into scrips ranch/sabre springs area, figuring that everyone who was unfortunate wouldnt like lookey loos. I know I wouldnt have.
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