Shad drove to Midpines this morning to assess the situation. Crews are still securing the area around our home, and we probably won't be able to return until this evening. But since we are absolutely out of danger, one more day of lap swimming and Jamba Juice won't be hard to take! This whole experience has been a wild, scary ride and I am just thankful we all escaped relatively unscathed (except for poor Fatty and Little G). Some of our friends were not so fortunate as they had the terrible experience of seeing their homes reduced to ash and rubble. I will certainly never forget the terror and awe I felt at watching a smoke cloud explode to 40,000 feet in altitude and a wall of flames 100 feet high rushing toward our home.