To: Andi O’Conor
Monday, September 6th, 2010
Subject: are you home?
3:05 PM, Kathy wrote:
Just heard about the fire on 4-mile canyon and wondering if you are home, or still out of town. Hope everything is OK with you and your house.
Subject: Re: are you home?
Nope, I’m in Washington. Wow, a fire on Four-Mile? That’s scary. Sugarloaf is one canyon over, but that’s really close.
At least I have the dog, the computer, and my birth certificate with me! All the important stuff.
Thanks for thinking of me. I leave tomorrow and get home the 15th. Will put some white light around the house…
If you get any updates, I’d really appreciate hearing about it. Thanks!
Take good care,
at 6:06 PM, Andrea Meyer wrote:
Wanted to let you know of a fire that may be headed toward your house. They are evacuating various areas. The continuous updates are at: http://boulderoem.com/component/content/article/5
I know you’re not home so you’re safe, but wanted to let you know just in case.
10:15 PM MDT
The house at the top of my driveway was destroyed, so things look grim. Won’t know for another day, but please keep me in your thoughts. Will be a miracle if I still have a house.
10:38 PM MDT
I’ve heard from neighbors that the house at the top of my driveway on Sugarloaf is gone, so I’m not sure what the chances are that mine is still there. Nellie the Dog and I are safe in Washington State; we head for home (I hope it’s still there) tomorrow morning.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I love my house and hope it survives by some miracle, though it is apparently in the belly of the beast.
Stay safe and send good thoughts,
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
8:39 AM MDT
This is nerve wracking; like waiting to hear if a loved one is dead or alive…still no word but it looks bad…
9:25:07 PM MDT
I just rolled into Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and am frankly done in. Been on the phone all day while I drove, and the news is sounding not very good from our local firefighters.
We are supposed to hear tonight about the addresses of destroyed structures, so fingers crossed. I am devastated that my entire mountainside is ravaged, and hope there is something left of the house. But I’m also trying to be mentally prepared for the worst.
I have a shorter drive into Bozeman tomorrow, and will be back in the loop then. Frankly, the distraction from all this will be a welcome change. Right now I have a smashing headache and just feel like crying. A bath and a long sleep cuddled up with my Nellie dog will do me a world of good.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. This waiting is really difficult. I wish we could just get some clear news, but I understand they’re still fighting the fire. So, right now we wait.
Many thanks for the hugs and for your overall wonderfulness!
9:36:24 PM MDT
My house is gone; burned down to the foundation. Could you let everyone know? I can’t bear it.
Don’t even know what to feel…