This has been a sad week for me. My son, Mark, returned home from work last Thursday evening and found his wife, Karen, lying dead on the floor. My daughter, Gail, is with him now, but must return home tonight to go to her part time job tomorrow. Her new boss was understanding and that was a blessing because she has only been on the job for two weeks. I am not going to California where Mark lives because he has a lot of support and I would just be in the way.
I am a native of Colorado Springs and I doubt that there is a single person who has not heard about the terrible fires raging in my home town. I have been trying to place exactly where the fires are, but I think they must be near the Garden of the Gods and I grew up very close to that area. It is such a devastating disaster that it is difficult to comprehend. I have a dear friend from childhood living in the West side and her partner has emphysema. I can only imagine how the smoke is affecting him. He is on oxygen all the time and this must make breathing the air very dangerous for him and for others with breathing problems. I will try calling my friend tomorrow to get more on the spot details.
My oldest daughter was sent a series of pictures and they tell a story of a massive tragedy. Click to enlarge.
I hope the President is speedy with disaster aid for those poor people who have lost everything.