Thursday, September 16, 2010

Status of Life After the Fire

I know you've heard this from me before, but it's actually going to happen soon!

Life After the Fire is moving. I've copied all of my blog posts/comments to my new site. It's currently functional. It's just not ready to launch yet. I'm a perfectionist, and I'm not ready for its debut.

For those who get my blog via Google reader or some other subscription service, you will need to resubscribe at the new site. Because I have combined my blogs, I'm working on making sure you can subscribe to one or all of the blog types so if you don't want my rambling thoughts on motherhood or Lyme disease, you don't have to get them. I'm not certain about this functionality though at the moment.

And what about Life After the Fire? That's actually the most exciting part, I think. I haven't been able to incorporate as a non-profit yet, though that is on my list of to-dos for the fall/winter. In the meantime though, this will become a major website focused on information for fire survivors. I'm hoping it will offer practical information about immediate needs as well as answers to insurance questions and a large section on emotional trauma and healing. I know that in the long run it's not something I can do alone, and I'm hoping to see this project grow over the next several years. If you have expertise that you would be willing to lend to this project, please contact me at I also would like to continue to post others' fire stories, so continue to send those in.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as I get ready for this transition!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

College Football weekend

One of the things I love about living in Boise is the fervor around the Boise State Broncos. I've always rooted for BSU and can remember sitting in a hotel room the night before starting college in rural Virginia watching BSU upset Fresno State when FS was considered to be the BCS buster of the year.

And now that Dan is a student there, it makes being a fan even better.

In honor of the game, a family photo: