I found myself glued to social media, the radio, TV. We were horrible company, almost ignoring our hosts to find out the latest of what was happening to our home. Of course, our hosts were equally as glued, so that made it okay. Things like this update took our breath away.
Then I receive a message from an old friend that I hadn't seen since grade 9. She had an old iPad. Did Finleigh want it?
Did Finleigh want it? Did Finleigh want it? YES, Finleigh wanted it. The iPad of a teacher is a wonderful thing to have. So many cool apps. It was so great.
Comments poured in from all over. Loved ones and acquaintances glad to hear we were alive and okay.
Friends were stuck north of town, lodged, but stuck. People were stuck along highway 63, needing gas. Authorities were working to get gas to people. Good Samaritans were taking gas, food, and water to help those stranded.
Everyone had gotten out of the city. No one was hurt or had died from the fire, save one horribly sad vehicle accident.
Firefighters were working tirelessly to protect the city that is my home.
To read the first part of our evacuation story, go here