I am amazed at how small the world is when you blog.
As I mentioned in my post on Tuesday, Travis Erwin's house burned to the ground on Sunday. Fortunately no-one in the family was hurt, but they have lost everything. A couple of other bloggers have set up a web site Habitat for Travis for anyone that would like to help out.
My reaction after I read his post on Monday was simply shock, followed quickly by relief that he and his family were all safe. Of course, then my mind started in on the "what can I do" wheel. I have barely enough money to get through a month at the best of times, so, "I can bake" - unfortunately Edmonton Transit doesn't make any stops in Amarillo, Texas. "I could send some things: clothes, blankets" - yeah and that would take weeks and cost how much and I am sure that local people will have already covered those needs by the time it gets there.
It wasn't until I had thrown out all of the usual ideas that it occurred to me, this is a person you met on-line, he lives in Texas. There really isn't much you can do from this far away. So, that kind of made me a bit depressed. I am very glad that this website has been set up and I think I will be able to send along a few dollars, maybe not enough to buy a brick, but houses have corners and need 1/2 bricks too.
So, my best to Travis and family, I wish there was more I could do for you.
For the rest of my blog family, thanks for being you.