Friday, October 17, 2008
The Canadians Save the Day
Ben came home for the weekend. How fun. He came to watch Alex play football and to see Sarah run. We're glad to have him anytime we can get him but he picked a bad time for football. I believe I mentioned earlier that we played Oceanside today and Oceanside won State last year. I guess the results were predictable. We lost 49 -7, it was a sad night. We actually played fairly well but Oceanside was really just toying with us. As I was on my way to the airport to pick up Ben I heard on the radio that the Canadians saved the day. Some kids were playing with fire in a canyon and it got away from them. Dozens of houses had been evacuated and were in serious danger of burning so they called in a pair of Canadian Super Scoopers. The super scooper is a plane made by Canadair and it can carry over 1,600 gallons of retardant. I guess they made quick work of this fire. The Canyon we live on is sheltered from the big brush fires that happen but we could easily become a victum of kids playing with fire. I feel better knowing that the Canadians are here ready and willing to help me if I need them.