Yesterday started out peaceful enough, but in the afternoon a fire started very close to our house.
So yesterday afternoon was a bit stressful. I didn't realize how stressful until the evening when my stomach was a big knot. Making decisions about when to go, what to take and where to go, are overwhelming! I have to say that I am blessed that the "where to go" part of things was easy. God has given me amazing friends to lean on!
Anyway, in packing up our stuff I realized something. I don't have much of value around my house. That is not to say that my house is not wonderful and almost perfect, but it means that when it comes to leaving, most of my stuff would be staying. I don't care about it. A few clothes for each of us, my camera and hard drive (for pictures), my laptop (gotta keep the business going), birth certificates and car titles, and my apple core quilt were all that that I would have taken.
Oh, the animals would have come along too!
Other than than, as long as I had my gang of kids with me, I would have been fine.
And that is the best kind of peace to have on a hard day, don't you think?
***As far as I can tell, fire danger seems to be much lower today. No wind so far and, although the air is smoky, it's not billowing from behind our mountain.