Friday, November 9, 2018
Prayers for Paradise
A member of my family lost their home, and being out of state at the time was not able to take out ANY items of sentimental value or any financial records. My cousin lost a winter's supply of hay for the horses she boards and cares for that is stored there for the winter, and the Aunt of my cousin's better half lost her home as well.
All are at my cousin Liz's up in the Sierras, including a Paradise neighbor that simply had no other place to go as she's quite elderly. The Aunt has a sister in Portland, they can take her there to live. The elderly neighbor will be with them as long as she needs. That's the kind of person my cousin Liz is.
But they are in total shock so any prayers are appreciated. Partner in Grime and I are tweaking the budget to replace the hay. The horses and I sort of have an "I won't ride you if you don't bite me" detente thing going but she just doesn't have the means to replace that much hay, especially with the post-fire price gouging that will likely go on.
We're family, that's what we do.
Posted by Home on the Range at 10:15 PM