Hey guys, I'm not sure if you have heard about the California wildfires that have been raging out here on the west coast, but they are hitting very close to home right now. Literally. The Big Sur fire is currently knocking on our back door. It's about four miles away as the crow flies, but it has a lot of mountains and hilly terrain to tear through before we are in an evacuation status. The bummer is it's only 10% contained right now. We packed our grab and go bag tonight and got a few important items to pass off to my inlaws for safekeeping in case the house does go up. It's amazing how much stuff we have accumulated over the last eleven years and yet so little is of any real importance when it comes to something like this. My grandma's ring that I used as my engagement ring, Rob's grandpa's that he used for his. Old pictures that were taken before the digital age. All of our expensive electronics can be replaced, as can our DVD collection, our clothes, all the things we *had* have at the time that we bought them (don't get me started on my shoes!). It really puts things in perspective. Anyhoo, there have been a lot of people effected by this fire and the other ones that are raging elsewhere in the state and country. I'm just putting this post out there so that if a person happens to read it, they can offer up a quick thought, prayer, vibe, spell, affirmation...whatever it is that you do or believe in, for the people that have already lost their homes. For the firefighters that are risking their lives to keep us safe and for any other old positive thing you want to put out there in the universe. There is not much a lot of us can do at a time like this, but I think the power of positivity can make a difference. Thanks!!