Boulder Creek
Sunday August 23rd 2020, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Friends,History,Life

Some friends of ours had two little boys, 2 and 4, and the wife was expecting a girl–and suddenly had to have emergency surgery and everybody held their breath and prayed hard for mother and child both.

Months later, their daughter is here and safe and sound and her mother has recovered. Yay.

Restrictions are only one person at a time can go in a house that’s for sale and the realtor and buyer must come in separate cars, and all that was a pain, but they did it, they just bought a house to call their forever home. They moved out of their apartment and up into the beautiful, redwood-covered mountains last weekend.

Tuesday they were bringing their kids home from the grandparents’ and the road was full of people streaming out of there. Huh. Well, nobody had given them any kind of evacuation order so they put their boys to bed but out of an abundance of caution started gathering whatever they might need because you never know.

Forty-five minutes later they got that order to get out and scrammed. In the ordinary chaos of having just moved, they did not find everything they wished they had but it sounds like they got everybody’s favorite blankies.

Yay for grandparents close enough to go to.

Yay for having bought fire insurance.

Thank heavens for firefighters who do what so few of us could.

They know a hotspot flared up near their house but that it got tamped down, and right now that’s all they know.

Whatever surgery life performs on their expectations in the immediate term, they’re safe and sound and everybody is, in every way that matters, doing well. May all those tens of thousands of other people in the same boat be so as well.

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We have friends in Felton who had to leave Tuesday, too. They are staying with the husband’s sister. This is a very tough time for everyone. Sometimes just letting people know you are thinking about them is comforting.

Comment by Anne 08.23.20 @ 8:42 pm

Prayers are flying up for everyone affected by the fires. This is such an awful time. I can’t imagine the worry and stress involved. Glad your friends have someplace to be that’s safe.

Comment by Pegi F 08.24.20 @ 2:58 am

I add my prayers to those already sent.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.24.20 @ 7:32 am

Not the kind of “welcome to the neighbourhood” they were expecting. Glad they are safe. Already saying prayers for everyone involved, residents and first responders alike.
Chris S

Comment by Chris S in Canada 08.24.20 @ 10:03 am

Wow, that cut things close! I’m glad they got out safely.

Comment by ccr in MA 08.24.20 @ 10:36 am

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