Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fire Update: We survived!



Happy, happy day! I just got back home to all the firetrucks are still parked in front of the house. What a wonderful sight to see. DH looks tired but he made it through the very tense night. The smell left behind a fire that ravaged the foothills will remain for a couple days. There are ashes everywhere. Here are some dramatic photos taken by David in the midst of all the chaos last night. We kept in touch all night(thank goodness for cell phones).

This happened about 8pm last night as the fire moved from the foothills to make its way around the corner and into the canyons that are right behind the homes of my neighbors across the street. David helped them out across the way as the fire crept all the way to about 30 feet from the homes. He said is like an inferno witnessing the whole scene. One of the neighbors said it felt like Armageddon with the intense heat, crackling sounds and winds just fanning the flames. There was also scare around 130am as a flare up ooccurred and shot embers like raining fire hail throughout the neighborhood.







These next photos is the sight that I came home to early this morning. It was a comforting to see all the firetrucks in front of my home and along strewn along the corner and up and down the street.




It is still windy here so they are just keeping a close eye. The fire crews you see here are from other cities like Huntington Beach, Fullerton and Anaheim. David fed them some breakfast bars and they have been coming into the house to use the facilities as they pack up to be deployed somewhere else. God bless these emergency crews!

We'll have to to recuperate and get back in the house today. We packed our treasured memories yesterday so we'll be happy to move those back into our home. eP survived as well so orders will resume by tomorrow.

Thank you! Thank you! for all your thoughts and prayers. You'll never how much it touched our hearts.

With much gratitude!
Daisy, David, Samantha and Sarah Sparks

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

So HAPPY and thankful that you are safe!!

Debra

Estivalia said...

I just read the previous post, I did not know there was a fire there! Kinda makes me be grateful to live in a desert. I am so happy to read that you are safe :)

Kim said...

Daisy, we send you big hugs from FL and from all the van der Sanden's. How incredible that you guys are providing for the firefighters, and I am so happy your home and family are safe!

Kim G said...

Glad to hear that you and your family and belongings are safe. I hope all the fires are out soon.
Take Care!!!

Jen said...

Big hugs Daisy. Glad your family is okay.

Michelle Fischer said...

Daisy! Glad to hear that your beautiful house is safe! My prayers and thoughts are with you and all my friends in your area. We seem to be pretty lucky her in San Diego, but are still in mandatory evacuation. I hope your family here in San Diego is safe too. Love Michelle

Godchick said...

Thank God that you and your family are all ok!!!

Julie Brooks said...

I'm glad yall are ok! I thought about yall when I watched the news this morning. Your in my prayers.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Just wanted to pop o and say Im praying for your safety as well as everyone else's.
No worries about orders-do whats best and safest for you family!

Lana said...

Daisy, I'm so thankful you and your family are okay. I can't even imagine the anxiety you must have had the last couple of days. You've been on my mind constantly. I'm so glad your house was spared. You are in my thoughts girl! Stay strong!

StamperSharon said...

Glad all is well with you and your family, Daisy!!

Tex said...

Oh thank goodness! Daisy ... I'm just thankful to know that all of you are fine and that your home & neighborhood have also been spared. What a relief to see this welcome post.

(((((hugs)))))
Tex

Lorie said...

Oh, thank goodness! I'm so glad to hear that things are okay now. Hopefully, it will be a continued sentiment throughout the area!

Donna Mc said...

HUGS to you and your family! I'm glad that you and your belongings are safe! Take care!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you and your family faired well and are safe. Hopefully the other fires go out soon.

Sarah Moore said...

Grateful to hear you, your family and home are safe!

Stamping Moments said...

Big Hugs from the UK, Been seeing all the awful pictures on our news channels and then saw on cambria blog you are based in that spot of USA. We live on a heath and a fire came close to our house a couple of years ago very scary. Best wishes jenny x

twinks said...

Unbelievable footage on the news did make me think of all of you in Southern Cal. Glad, so glad, to hear that your family is safe and well and that your home and business was spared.

Thoughts going out to all that were not as fortunate.

Hugs

cheryl said...

I am so relieved that all of you are fine! I have been watching this on the news and my heart is just breaking. Thank you for sharing your experience and big hugs to you and your family!!

Beth said...

I am glad you are okay BABE!

Gina K. said...

Oh wow! God bless your family, your neighbors and those wonderful firefighters. What a terrible thing to go through! I am grateful that you, your family and your business survived.
Much love.
Gina K.
Gina K. Designs

Kyla Maestas said...

Hey Miss Daisy, just wanted to send some thoughts you way. I am very thankful that you are safe and wanted to wish you the best of luck. Rubber Hugs

Kyla Maestas

Flossie's Follies said...

So glad to hear that you are all safe.

Alli Miles said...

Your post made me smile--thank goodness the fire went around the bed! What a sense of relief for you guys. There is still much devastation and I can only imagine that in the next few days you will be comforting friends that have lost their homes; their livelihood. I am sure there will still be debris flying around and landing close to your house for a while. We had burning embers for 4 weeks...what a mess!

Debbie Olson said...

Daisy, I'm so thankful that you are safe there!

Jennifer said...

I am so hapy all is well. SUch a scary situation. HUGS

Susan said...

Daisy and Joy, sending hugs from Alaska and it's good to hear that you are safe!
Susan

paperfrenzy said...

Daisy, Thanks so much for the great update and wonderful (scary!) photos! I, too, am thrilled that you and yours are safe!!!

God bless the fire fighters for their hard work, and DAVID, for caring for you and the fire fighters! He's a keeper, for sure!!!

Love ya!!!

M.

mimihas5 said...

I was very happy to read that you are safe and that your home was protected.

Mary