I had every intention of posting on Sunday evening but got a little distracted.
After finishing the January Angel, I had settled in to start the February Angel. I had gone and run a couple of errands on Sunday morning(thank goodness) and was enjoying my Sunday afternoon when my ohone rang and it was my neighbor Jamie. Very excited she immediately said "this is no joke. There is a fire in the neighborhood and need to get ready to be evacuated". OMG...what do you grab? What do you do? I ran next door to tell my neighbor and then proceeded to load up the cats in the carrier. Medici in his and Rhett, Cassie and Brooke in theirs. It was 105 outside so I did not but them in the car just yet. I threw some cloths in a bag, grabbed the computers and ipad and then started taking down Moms paintings and family pictures.(Oh, I did grab my flyrods).
Had I waited to run errands to later in the day I would have not been able to get in to get the cats.
I started to load the car and was watching and waiting to see what the other neighbors where going to do. Passed through the house a couple of times grabbing more pictures, my jewelry, insurance policies, etc.
I then called my friend LaQuieta and told her what was going on and headed out. It normally takes 30 minutes to get to her house but it took about an hour which considering Steiner Ranch has 4000 homes and EVERYONE was ordered to evacuate, that is not bad.
Along the way I talked to my friend Penny whose Dad was house sitting for his son in Steiner. He had no where to go so he joined me at LaQuieta's with his sons 2 very elderly labs.
LaQuieta and Barry are saints.
Yesterday was spent on Facebook watching the neighborhood page with updates.
We where finally allowed back in the neighborhood at noon today. My section was fine but there are at least 50 homes damaged or destroyed.
This community is amazing! Everyone is being so supportive of those who have ost everything, WOW!
If you are on Facebook you can go to Steiner Ranch Social Committee to see pictures.
We are not the only fire in the area, There is another about 40 minutes away in Spicewood and then the Mother of all fires in Bastrop that is 30 miles long and 20 miles wide. It has burned over 30,000 acres and 0% contained. Over 600 homes lost and 2 fatalities. Texas really needs the rain, Please pray that we get some relief,
I will post about needlepoint later.
I left the cats at LaQuieta's becuase the fire is only 45% contained and if I needed to leave again I didn't want to put them under that stress, I also left what paintings I had grapped at her house so if need be I can load more stuff in my car, It is going to be a long night, Luckily the winds did not flair up today and they were able to get on top of it but we could always have a flair up.
I will post later this week.