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Old 10-22-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I know that we seem to be at odds from time to time about where is the best place in the world to live (and lets face it, it is a close contest between SoCal and San Antonio) but at this time of horrible loss and tragedy with the numerous fires that the beautiful southern California area are now suffering from, our thoughts and prayers are with those that have loved ones, live or have property in that area.

When such devestating natural disasters strike, it gives us time to reflect that we are all in this world together to support and help each other, and our prayers for safety and peace are with you at this most difficult time.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:35 PM
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Amen, Paka. This is a horrible time for them, and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone there today.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I know that we seem to be at odds from time to time about where is the best place in the world to live (and lets face it, it is a close contest between SoCal and San Antonio) but at this time of horrible loss and tragedy with the numerous fires that the beautiful southern California area are now suffering from, our thoughts and prayers are with those that have loved ones, live or have property in that area.

When such devestating natural disasters strike, it gives us time to reflect that we are all in this world together to support and help each other, and our prayers for safety and peace are with you at this most difficult time.
yeah really. they really are suffering over there. they need our prayers and thoughts.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What a terrible situation they are stuck in. Unfortunately it will not be until midweek until the winds die down -- and then the firefighters will finally be able to contain the fires. Until then, may God be with them in mind, body, and spirit and protect their homes in this crisis.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I have friends who live in Old Town San Diego. They are fine, but they have 3 families moving into thier house with them(they do have lots of room). Thier friends lost everything. They( the friends) lived outside SD and just ran when the fire stom headed toward them.
I can't imagine such a thing happening, and my friends are well enough off and have the room, they are makng a party out of it for a few days until insurance and families recover thier wits to make plans.
God Bless good people. Sometimes it's all we have.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I'm not in SoCal, but my children are. My daughter was sent home from work early so they wouldn't get caught in the fire path. One time I was driving home after visiting there, and the fire were in the hills closer north where I live. I had to drive through the hills with fires on both sides of me...both sides of the road, with the road being the only thing not on fire. Thick smoke, helicopter over head dropping buckets of water, and you could look right to the shoulder of the road and see flames burning the shoulder on both sides. It was scary. I was so glad to get through that alive. I have no idea why the roads weren't closed. Maybe because there was nowhere for the drivers to go, so instead of trapping us, they let all traffic through.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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Please pray for my sister in law Alice and my niece Katherine and her husband David. They haven't had to evacuate but are standing ready.
My sister in law's brother Paul and his wife Jeanne, who live very near Alice, HAVE had to evacuate.
It is very scary.
Both Alice and my niece & her husband live in hilly areas, the winds whip through pretty badly sometimes.
Alice is in La Jolla; so is her brother. Katherine & David are in San Diego but somewhat inland.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Prayers going up over this crisis.......
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:37 PM
 
Location: san antonio, tx
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It is pretty bad here - in my opinion worst than the 2003 fires. The air quality is horrific. We live in the South Bay and we can still smell of smoke and see ash falling from the sky. It's about 10:35 pm PST and the weather man says all is calm right now, but the winds are supposed to pick up at around 3 am. We're hoping that they're able to contain some of the fires. The real heros are the firemen. They look absolutely beat. Most have been up for 36+ hours and they are still going.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: san antonio, tx
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It is pretty bad here - in my opinion worst than the 2003 fires. The air quality is horrific. We live in the South Bay and we can still smell of smoke and see ash falling from the sky. It's about 10:35 pm PST and the weather man says all is calm right now, but the winds are supposed to pick up at around 3 am. We're hoping that they're able to contain some of the fires. The real heros are the firemen. They look absolutely beat. Most have been up for 36+ hours and they are still going.
P.S. We're relocating to San Antonio next month. Can't wait
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