FIRE! #9: Home Again! Yay!

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Blog entry by Myron Wooley posted 10-27-2007 03:40 AM 819 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Almost home (Tommy again) Part 9 of FIRE! series Part 10: We came through just fine! »

Well, we were finally cleared to come home today. We are tired, dirty, and even a little apprehensive, but we will sleep in our own beds tonight.

There are tree limbs scattered about, and one live oak tree blew over. The smell of burnt wildlands is everywhere, and the National Guard is camped across the street for security.

A few notes from the experience:

The volunteers from the American Red Cross are the sweetest, most caring, generous, compassionate people I have ever met. They took wonderful care of us, and we owe them. Big time.

Always take a Sharpie (permanent marker) to a shelter. That bottle of water you just set down blends in remarkably well with the others; I don’t know how many were wasted because of that.

I’ll get some pictures posted soon- after we get the kids washed and in bed!


-- The days are long and the years are short...

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 10-27-2007 03:45 AM

Just glad you and your family are safe. Getting back to a home is a great bonus.

Take Care.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 10-27-2007 03:56 AM

Welcome home Myron. Hopefully your ordeal is over.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-27-2007 04:56 AM

Good to hear everything worked out well for you guys.

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#4 posted 10-27-2007 05:08 AM

A good hot shower and a night in your own bed will be wonderful I am certain. Tomorrow will be a day of thanksgiving and soothing the frayed nerves. I’m so happy for you and thank God for answering our prayers for you and your family.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#5 posted 10-27-2007 11:08 AM

welcome home!!!

sharpies… good point

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 10-27-2007 03:46 PM

I am soooo happy…great news…baby woke us up at 6am on a saturday…and my first instinct one I got my wherewithal was to check on your status…great news…

maybe we can do an “LJ” event for the redcross since they touch so many lives…I have never been in need…despite living in earthquake country my whole live…

so glad…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 10-27-2007 04:15 PM

Myron: Welcome home. It’s great to have you back.

I’m glad that everything worked out fine. I was going to type great, but, I guess great would have meant that you wouldn’t have had this problem in the first place.

God bless you brother.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 10-27-2007 07:04 PM

So pleased that your nightmare is over, and you are home safe and sound.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 10-27-2007 09:17 PM

Welcome home!

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