Re: [xmca] Fires in San Diego County

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at>
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 01:57:50 PDT

Mike, just watched a story on the box here about "the luckiest man on the
street" whose two houses were the only ones left standing, while every
other house was levelled.
What a stupid story. The random way houses are picked out or left by the
fire causes very real psychological problems for people who find themselves
living in untouched houses, while they see their neighbours living in a
tent amidst the ruins of their house for maybe a year or two afterwards,
wracked by irrational but inescapable feelings of guilt.
I presume some attention is being given to this problem as well.
At 10:19 PM 24/10/2007 +0900, you wrote:
>I can't imagine what the fires are like, I just hope that you are
>safe and that the conditions change for the better. I hope you will
>be able to return to your home soon!
>On Oct 24, 19 Heisei, at 1:45 AM, Mike Cole wrote:
>>Thanks to the many people who have expressed concern about the
>>here in San Diego county.
>>It is an unbelievable conflagration and it is directly threatening
>>the homes
>>of several colleagues as well as
>>my own. We have been forced to leave our home and possessions and
>>move out.
>>We are living with friends near the UCSD campus which is not
>>threatened at
>>UCSD is officially closed, but so long as the electricity and internet
>>connections are working, I suspect that
>>folks will keep on chatting and we will keep on supporting it.
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