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Monday, March 24, 2014

Day 24: Fire **Updated 3/25/2014

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for the opportunity to WRITE!

Sliding the lock open on my phone to open Facebook to see what had happened in my world.  Scrolling through the entries, I found one by my cousin Mel about being worried about her children's school bus being late.  Scrolling through the comments I discovered, the bus was late because of a fire on the hollow near my parent's home. I become very worried, refreshing often for any sign of what happened. I waited patiently knowing there was nothing I could do to help.

After a while, I began dialing phone numbers, mom's, mom's cell, grandma's phone, Alyson's house, Alyson's cell, my sister Steph's cell, and Steph's house.  No one answered! Trying not to let worry over take me, I could only remember the last time I had gotten cryptic information and found out later my dad had been life lighted to a hospital in Pennsylvania. I sit, I wait, hoping the phone will ring or someone will post a Facebook update!

***The fire did not damage any structures or take any lives.  Just some brush on a big hill.  So grateful for God's mercy!***


  1. Hearing about something threatening like a fire can make your stomach turn into knots! I hope all is well for your family!

  2. Wow, that is scary. Social media can help convey information, but it didn't give it to you all at once. I hope your father is well and your family is safe.

  3. That is part of the way technology has changed us. We expect to hear back right away. Hope all is well.

  4. So interesting to think what your experience would have been like before Facebook. Hope the news was good when it finally got to you!!

  5. You created a lot of tension in a very short post, Crystal--that's hard to do. Facebook lets us know so much but then doesn't always tell us what we really want to know. I'm glad that everything turned out okay--I was worried in the first couple of lines.