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Old 05-06-2016, 10:17 AM   #1
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Just stopping in to let anyone who might have worried know that I'm fine and not affected by the giant wildfire in northern Alberta. Thanks Katie for thinking of me. We're quite a ways south so no danger to us at all. We are instead working on helping the ~85000 people who have flooded south and into the city with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. Thankfully, so far I've heard about no fatalities due to the fire, and in fact...2 births have been recorded! So fatality count is +2!

I haven't abandoned you all here, just don't have much time or energy for posting these days. Working my rotation, dealing with my Mom (broke her hip...in rehab but cranky about it) takes most of my energy. I think of you all lots and send + thoughts out regularly.

If you need me or just want to chat a PM goes right to my phone and will find me fast. Lots of love DC family.


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Old 05-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #2
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Thanks for giving us an update, Alix. I was worried about you because of your location and am glad to learn you are safe.

Take care of yourself and don't burn the candle at both ends...too much.

Sending helping and healing vibes to all up your way.

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Old 05-06-2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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Good to hear from you Alix. Hope your mom is better soon.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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So good to see you Alix! I was thinking of you too as we're no strangers to wildfires around here, so I understand. The newscasts are shocking for your neck of the woods!
Glad you're safe and sound.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:55 PM   #5
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Glad to hear that you are safe, stop in when things calm down.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:04 PM   #6
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Hi Alix, nice to see you, and good to hear you're doing OK! Get-well wishes for your mom.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:21 PM   #7
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I'm happy to know you're okay, too, Alix. The news footage from the fire is horrific. Take care.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:45 PM   #9
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Glad you and yours are safe. I thought about you but looked at a map and realized you were south of where the fires are. It must be tough for all those fleeing. Some of the video was quite frightening. Hope your mom gets better soon, too.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:33 PM   #10
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Glad to hear you and your gang is fine. I feel so bad for all of those who are losing everything but their lives. Glad to hear people are heeding the evacuation orders, though.

Sorry about your Mom. I hope she rehabs quickly for both of your sakes.

Take care. Hope things settle for you soon so you can come back and play at DC.

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