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Friday, November 14, 2008 

They may call it the "Tea Fire":

but believe me...it's no high "tea" time here...except for the adreneline. Winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour. Ash falling everywhere like humungous snow flakes. Little fire tornadoes peaking over the ridge. We're not supposed to use any water as there is failing water pressure for the fire fighters. The fire bomber is back dropping tons of red fire stopping stuff. Huge helicopters buzz houses near a small resevoir filling up buckets to drop.

It feels like a war zone..but smells of a big barbeque.

I've been evacuated. My friend and her family as well. 5 people. 4 cats. 1 dog and a couple of hermit crabs on the lam sleeping on the hard wood floors of an abandoned house.

Puts life in a little perspective.

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I was getting a bit concerned as you hadn't posted here or at skippy's, nor ragged on me.

I knew the power was out for a while, but then they said it came back on.

I stopped by just before I tried e-mail.

When I saw the news I wondered how you were doing and didn't see any thing here or at Skippy's place...figured you were on the run. Glad to hear you are all right so far. Keep your head down and try and be safe.

Take care of yourself. Keep us posted if you can on how things are going.

Hey Jill, post with an update ASAP!

hi jill,

i'm from san diego, and was there for the last two big fires. i'm so sorry that you've been evacuated - it's the most horrible feeling of not knowing.

although i don't know you personally, PLEASE let me know if there's anything i can do to help you through this time.

my best wishes <3,


I hope you and your home are ok. We had to leave during the Gap fire, it's not fun to worry about what you'll find when you get back.

Ugh. First the Zaca fire, then the Gap fire and now this. I think we've had enough now. :0)

Take Care!

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