Now that I have children I am not as blasé about the ground starting to shake. What would I do? What if one of the girls is sleeping and the other is playing in the living room? How would I get to both of them? We have an emergency plan. We know what to do if something happens and Khary is at work, Jocelyn is in daycare, and I’m home with Aja. But the what-if’s are endless. I think about how fate intervened back in 1989, when my mom, my brother and I all happened to be home. On any other day we would have been in three different places. Life happens like that sometimes.
Last night’s gas line explosion across the bay in San Bruno shook me up a bit. Families were possibly sitting down for dinner, some may have just arrived home from work, and children were hugging their parents and telling them about their day at school. And then suddenly the sky lit up in a huge fireball.
Hug your kids, husbands, wives, significant others, family members (even the crazy ones), and friends a little tighter tonight. We’re grateful to be able to sit down for another dinner tonight. And tonight we’ll enjoy our typical dinnertime fun: Aja will fight to crawl out of the high chair, and Jocelyn will ask to “cheers” five times before throwing her food on the floor (she’s thankfully grown out of mashing it in her hair).
All that being said, we love it here Jimmy and we don’t plan on moving. I may never see a white Christmas outside my door but I love me some California.
Here's a list of information regarding shelters, donations, counseling, etc, for San Bruno residents.