To be very honest, I am little disturbed with all these wild fires engulfing Southern California.
I am really concerned because my brother lives in SD and this wild fire is about 5 miles from his place. When I spoke to him and my sis-in-law in the morning, they seem to be very calm and composed. That's good. Panicking makes things worse.
I remember exactly four years back, I was home with my little baby - then 3 months old. We had just moved into a new home and had some problems with the internet connection. We did not have a cable connection to TV as well. On a normal day, I would need only an internet, I can manage to live without TV.
Then, I got a call from my brother saying wild fire was near their home. I had heard of wild fires but I thought they occurred in far , wild places away from human habitat. I had never felt so scared and helpless. My brother had mentioned that he would only give me a ring in case he needs to evacuate. For the first time in my life, I wished he would not call me. I remember every moment of those 48 hours. Everyone was trying hard to put the fire out but it was humongous. Finally, the wind turned away from San Diego, taking the fire with it towards Pacific Ocean. Only nature could tame nature.
Four years hence, I am getting the same chill in my spines. I am praying for nature to calm down and leave us in peace.