Friday, November 9, 2018

Prayers for Paradise

Please, everyone, send prayers and/or healing thoughts to the people of Paradise California and other parts of the state hit by the fire.

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.

14 comments:

  1. Do they have a GoFundMe or a PayPal address? I can kick a few $$ their way.

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    1. They are too much in shock to even get that far. They have insurance and a place to stay. Knowing them, they won't expect others to pay for their loss. But thank you.

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  2. I too have family NE of Paradise who have lost their ranch to the fire. It's a sad day when homes and life are lost. Mother nature can be cruel!

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  3. I had no idea this had happened, I have a cousin with a house in Paradise. Thank you for the alert.

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  4. It looks like huge parts of Butte county have effected.

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  5. There are several hay exchanges and networks to get hay in the state,city you live near. You can try these in CA: https://www.haymap.com/hay-for-sale/CA/, http://www.hayexchange.com/ca.php, https://www.bayequest.com/b001/hay/viewall-16-3.htm, http://www.hayusa.net/wholesale.html,
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385782304975747/

    Hope these help.

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    1. Ruthlynn - that is a HUGE help. Thank you so much.

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  6. Some times I forget there are good people still living in California, too much political polarization can make one blind. I hope your friends and family are safe and secure. I sad for their loss and hope for a speedy recovery.

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    1. All of my family is in Northern California, most about two hours away from Paradise. Yes, there are still good people there.

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  7. It's a mess. 0% contained, and threatening Chico now. My Ex and her husband lost their house too.

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    1. The Southern fire may get worse as the Santa Ana winds pick up today.

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  8. My wife's sister lives on Little Chico Creek which WAS on the northern edge of the fire but now who knows. She and her husband are safe in Chico but do not know if their home has been passed by the fire. Most of the time the wind works against the fire crews, sometimes for. Thought and prayers for all.

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  9. There is a vet clinic saving CA fire pets here in case your relatives and friends are missing their's: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UCDavisVetMed/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156837838369031&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAhF791azibZappeD33Zew7nPfVpFlhL7AMnOra2Fe54o9-H3MdKTp3DqVecV0ONqYXP0mqYFHlPc9EqUGyqu3A5oIaps4rlSnSqtvw_3ERNzRWG5_srPqEiBeClPh-cbqJ3zhNPvG_agWsVwrW_idRQkkRWaAO91XJ1FYj_9QCCndLigtupKGaBcVCRVgsNtmio-J4mtUkSrUYZyGfurs6pIDZamcZzNq9VtbWW2jLSGzh277QWVqg4RdOXoDFwgR1RFRXdxRKHWDNWUUkKB7vpbDn_hJWXVpuITMiZUeF0WTUUd-FOAx6q4NU1FSmbZ0TJhapSqZ6YlRKWX9jZ7osEZ_UqAVt_cWinr3dnb0_kld5CEyCM9hNVixVnW6Cgs2dBXCSGPzdLWJi6QKQi9-nGRIh1FxBQlAvVGlwye26Z2-DasI7-K8NFCkYL1EDWg&__tn__=-UC-R

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