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    Here we go again

    The article is too long to post, but the link is below. Almost exactly a year after the Waldo Canyon Fire became the worst wildfire in terms of homes lost in Colorado history, we are now dealing with the Black Forest Fire, which surpassed the Waldo Canyon Fire yesterday afternoon. I haven't been up in the burn area, as it is technically outside city limits. We evacuated a portion of the city yesterday as a precaution, but it doesn't look like the fire will reach the city limits. The Waldo Canyon Fire was on the western border of the city. The entire city of Colorado Springs sat between my house in the county east of the city, and the fire. I am a lot closer to the Black Forest Fire. While my house was not in the evac areas, I could see flames from my house the first night. The winds changed and moved the fire off to the north and west, so it would have to completely change direction, burn back over itself, and come about 7 miles to reach my door, but it was not a good feeling to see the flames off in the distance and have the wind blowing right towards you. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/14/us/col...html?hpt=hp_t1
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    You were the first person I thought of when I heard about this fire.
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    Saw this on the news. Looks like hell on earth. I thought hurricanes and flood waters were bad. Prayers for everyone and their homes in harms way.
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    I hope you and everyone else there stay safe!

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    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

    They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.

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    Thanks for the well wishes. I only had to work 2 12 hour shifts this time instead of two weeks. They have the fire pretty much out now.

    In the above picture, if you look at the tree to the right of the white house, you can see a dark strip right at the horizon. That's black forest to give you an idea of how close the fire was to me. That was taken the first day.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

    They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.

 

 

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