Tuesday, August 26, 2008


10 houses lost and 9 more damaged. It looks like one person lost their life. Our street was spared. If I were standing in my front yard I could see the burning homes up on the rim. I have always admired those homes...very big and lovely. Many times we walked our dog up and down that street admiring the homes. Now it looks like a war zone. This is the worst housing fire Boise has ever seen.
The good news is that the community is rallying to support those who are misplaced from their homes.

One of my greatest fears in leaving my first home was that something disastrous would happen in my absence. I realize that even if I were there, there is nothing I could have done. I do hate being so far away from friends and loved ones and feeling so helpless over here in Korea; I still worry about my neighbors. But I am thankful that we are safe.


Marty said...

I didn't realize your home was so close to the fires, Sherry. I'm glad you are safe, too. This has been at the top of the news around here. Of course, we've called all my Boise relatives to make certain they are all okay...even though I don't think they lived that close to the fires. Fire is one of those things that really makes you want to reach out to help.

Tattycat said...

I am sorry for the people who lost their homes and the ones who have lost a loved one. I am very thankful that you and Andy are safe and that your house was spared. Take care and hang in there. Are you counting days yet?

Jane Eborall said...

Gosh, that was a close call. Such a shame for those who lost everything. Thank goodness we didn't lose you two.