Now there's a whole bunch of things we could have done while we were evacuated...
We could have gone to visit our old friends the Zellers who we knew from Germany and helped their daughter celebrate her 2nd birthday by inviting ourselves over and having an impromptu party.
Maybe we met a neighbor we didn't know who lives 5 doors down from us in our neighborhood in the Springs at the hotel in Pueblo.
We might have moved to an open hotel room in Colorado Springs for Craig to be closer to work.
Or just to be closer to the action.
Or maybe we really came back so we could buy a new car. The first new car we've ever owned.
I could have offered to pet sit for my friend Kirsten's dog and cats, but we were in a hotel room.
So maybe we went to her friend's house where Kirsten and her brood were evacuated to pick up her more hotel friendly lizards to pet sit instead.
And maybe those friends of my friend, who were left with the dog, the cats and (by mistake) the crickets we're supposed to feed to the lizards, asked us to stay for dinner.
And perhaps my kids played with their dogs, rode their ATV and zip line, and thought it was better than Disney Land and never wanted to leave.
And maybe we became friends with Tom and Donna and they invited us to stay at their house with them. Or maybe that was the wine...
We could've gotten kicked out of the hotel we were staying in and ended up taking Tom and Donna up on their offer.
Oh, did I mention I may have forgotten to pack the ADD meds like I always do when we go anywhere.
We could've found out my favorite store, Goodwill, was offering free vouchers for clothes and shoes to families evacuated by the fire.
Where we might have gotten these super sweet jeans. Absolutely FREE!
And maybe my super crappy computer, with super fleeting access to the net during the evacuation finally connected and I found out my friend Lynn's house burned down in the fire.
But, one of these things didn't happen.
The question is. Which one?