We were called to evacuate our home at 3:30 am yesterday morning. The Crystal fire was coming into Redstone Canyon. We spent most of the day not knowing if we would have a home to come home to.  The weather helped firefighters. Whereas it has been dry and warm, actually 84 degrees in Denver on Saturday, we had some rain and snow yesterday. The winds had escalated the fire from 25 acres to 2000 acres and now we have heard it is 4500 acres.

Last night at 7:30 we were allowed to return home. No homes in Redstone canyon were lost, however several people lost their homes in Buckhorn canyon. We are still on alert and may be called to evacuate at any time.

Here is my Jolt of Joan for this week

“What’s important?”