News from Sam Blasco & Shaz
this what he wrote me:
Thanks for your concern. So far we are intact. The fires got to within about four miles of our house and five miles of the shop and downtown. We stayed in the shop the last two nights figuring it would be easier to defend and/or evacuate from there. The local area is devastated, worse than any of the Hurricanes we lived thru in Miami. 25,000 acres burnt, 6000 people are displaced, miles and miles of homes and businesses gone, many good friends and acquaintances. Been doing our best to volunteer clothing, time and food to the support effort. We are living under a cloud, literally, of brown and black. Internet service and phone service has been spotty. Looks like the worst has past, but still much of the fire is raging as we speak. Our volunteer fire department and all the local departments have earned their pay! They were overwhelmed but still managed to save lives. The lost pines may now be truly lost forever.
thanks again and take care
shaz and i had nice conversation tonight and he and pattie is doing fine been real busy with work and is doing some other endeavors as well.. said thanks for thinking of him and that he will try to get on soon to say hey.. he said the only trouble has been the heat and the drought hasnt bothered him to bad..he has city water, so he isnt affected like the ranchers have been..
Last edited by larry merlau; 09-06-2011 at 11:59 PM.
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