We went out early this afternoon to do some errands and came home to find our street full of fire trucks and emergency vehicles. Our neighbors a few doors up the street have suffered a major house fire. The family of six (and the dog) is safe but the loss is devastating. The three alarm fire took several hours to control and fire companies from many surrounding towns responded.
The neighborhood is pulling together essentials to get the family through the next few days while things are sorted out with the fire department and insurance company. We are so thankful that none of them were injured. I think we are all still in shock - it is hard to believe how quickly something like this can happen.
I will post the blogoversary gift names when I can tomorrow. I am sorry - I am too exhausted to do this properly tonight.