Re: off topic on wildfires... feelin sad


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Posted by Kim on June 24, 2002 at 23:17:37:

In reply to: off topic on wildfires... feelin sad posted by Alissa on June 24, 2002 at 15:01:54:

: My dad's cabin is burning down right now in Show Low, Az. Luckily,
if
: you can say luckily, it wasn't finished and therefore was
: unfurnished. It was however in the process of being built, and my
dad
: and his wife just bought that land a year or so ago as their dream
: retirement home, a place to go to get out of Phoenix in the summer.
: Now that whole area is going to be a wasteland if this huge ass
fire
: ever goes out.
:
: I'm sad.
:
: Today the smoke is so bad in Albuquerque, you can't see the
mountains
: from anywhere in town. The air smells like a smoke and fire, and
the
: haze was so bad when we woke up today we were afraid there must be
a
: fire in our own forest causing so much haze and smelling so
strongly
: of smoke. I'm wondering if the airport will have to shut down due
to
: the visibility. The sun was blood red this morning, rising through
: the haze of smoke, carrying for miles the message of its
destruction.
:
: Fire sucks ass. I *know* it's good for the forests, that is nature,
: and nature is taking care of forests in the way that nature
intended.
: I know it's dangerous living anywhere, tornadoes, earthquakes or
: hurricanes, or wild fires -- nature can destroy people's lives so
: easily. I'm still sad, ... and scared.
:
: My dad is so depressed. Insurance will cover the $$ losses but
there
: goes his whole retirement dream. The area they bought will be
: devasted for at least 10-20 years while replanting occurs, and they
: wanted to retire in another year or 2. Selling it will be selling
at
: a big big loss, now that the land will depreciate so much. It's
gonna
: be like retiring to Mordor.
:
: sorry, i know this is so randomly off topic but since we've been
: talking about it I just wanted a cyber place to come and hang my
: head. I'm thankful every day our own forest we live in has been
: spared, it is a tinderbox waiting to ignite too, and then there
could
: go our own home, up in flames.
:
: Carrie, I have been praying for you up there. I didn't get a chance
: to post a thread, but heannaed hands have been bent in prayer for
all
: of us here out west to find some relief. Cries for prayers have
gone
: up so many times, but still the blaze grows. This is the way of
: things, i know. I suppose I'll just keep hennaeing and praying.
:
: Maybe we should have another SSW next weekend, *that* brought rain.
:
: If only the rains would come... only one more month to our rainy
: season. Let's just PRAY PRAY (anyway) that the rainy season is
rainy
: enough. More drought would be devasting.
:
: If only it would rain..........

 


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