our usual thursday visit was quite a shock to me. i have seen all the news pictures but going up there in person i was quite shocked at how close it came to their home. the only wood scorched on my grandparents property in the dakota ridge fire was a little blackening of their mail box. i can't believe the circle of events that took place this last monday. i am so thankful that the wind shifted direction and the firemen had a plan, the wind didn't blow extremely hard as is the usual case on this mountain side, although it still blew. someone was looking out for my grandparents that day. thank you lord and amen.