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Oregon Fires

Hi all, just wanted to let you know that I have limited access right now. My town in Southern Oregon was one of the small towns that was devastated by the fires (Almeda Fire) last week. I was very fortunate- my pets and I were evacuated just in time and the fire missed my house by a few blocks – but it destroyed thousands of homes and businesses around me and has left my town in ruins. I am heartbroken. The devastation to my community is almost too much to bear, but I have also seen my friends and neighbors come together like never before to help one another, and that gives me hope that we will rebuild and survive.

Anyway, I won’t be able to return home until electricity, water, and internet services are back up and I’m not sure when that will be. So please cut me some slack if it takes a while for your comment to get posted or for tonight’s Season Finale episode to go up. Thanks for understanding.

If you are in the position to help and would like to do so, please consider donating the the Rogue Valley Fire Relief fund, which goes to support the most vulnerable families immediately and over the difficult coming months.

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9 Responses to “Oregon Fires”

  1. Dizzy, I’m so sorry to hear this. What a horrible year this has been. I’m thinking of you. Stay strong.

    Posted by Ami | September 14, 2020, 1:12 pm
  2. Oh Dizzy, my heart goes out to you and your family. Don’t worry about us or the site – just stay safe. Sending love from Vancouver.

    Posted by Rob | September 15, 2020, 12:33 am
  3. I’m in Oregon too, and I’m so sorry you were affected like this.

    Posted by Courtney Coke | September 15, 2020, 1:39 pm
  4. Man. I wouldn’t say I can relate if I couldn’t. We were directly hit by hurricane michael. I think the aftermath was worse than the storm. But, you are right. The community often comes to each other’s aid in the most beautiful ways. I found my best friend through it. She was my neighbor all along. Hang in there. I promise you one day it’s going to be ok.

    Posted by AprilG | September 15, 2020, 3:31 pm
  5. Oh Dizzy, long, long time follower and reader here. I am sending you all the good vibes. Be safe. Saying sh’ma for you.

    Posted by Alexandra | September 15, 2020, 4:02 pm
  6. I am so so sorry! Stay strong me and be well…

    Posted by Jen | September 15, 2020, 7:47 pm
  7. I’m so sorry Dizzy, this year just keeps coming doesn’t it? I’m glad you and your fur babies are safe.

    I appreciate the creation of the site and appreciate you.

    Posted by Xlio | September 15, 2020, 8:31 pm
  8. I am so sorry to hear about this! What an awful year this has been. Thank you so much for all you do with this site and please know that we’re thinking of you, your pets, and your well-being, and hoping you stay safe.

    Posted by Annette | September 16, 2020, 1:03 am
  9. Oh my goodness Dizzy I am so sorry. I’m so glad to hear that your home and you/your pets are safe, and so terribly sad to hear about everything else 🙁 I live in California, about 30 minutes from the Creek Fire, so although my town hasn’t burned down yet (hopefully not) I can understand this pain, as my community is also burning. This will pass, as things always do. People come together and communities rebuild, as you said you saw. People are strongest and more connected than ever in crisis, do not lose hope because this is when it flourishes and when things get DONE. Hang in there, we are all here for you, you’re not alone. You have an admirer in California who sending you all the love and is right there with you with these fires!!! Stay safe Dizzy and don’t worry about posting, you come first!! <3

    Posted by Elizabeth | September 18, 2020, 1:41 am

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