At 4:30 today I was toggling between Dan O'Brien and Jackie Joyner Kersee at a presentation for all the athletes that have qualified for the team the last two days when I got three texts and two phone calls from friends in Colorado Springs letting me know my apartment complex had been evacuated due to the raging wildfires devouring our city.
Fortuitously, my dear friend Emily came down from Portland tonight to hang out with me and she has been here to take my mind off the coverage I can't quite take my eyes off of everything burning, burning, burning. I am scared to go to sleep and wake up to the news that my apartment is gone. I have felt a million things tonight and made a thousand lists of what I would have pulled out of my place had I been home.
Universe, you are a laugh a minute these days.