I'm a newbie and am here for a myriad of reasons, I hardly know where to start. I didn't join BB for the fires particularly, but this message board popped up first and I think it is where I am meant to start.
The fires for me happened while already dealing with PTSD and in a way, I really tried not to let them register because it was just too freakin' much! My home was miraculously saved by the most amazing people I'll ever meet, our firies. I've tried to focus on gratitude and have been humbled. I think I need to face up that it's ok that I was so terrified in that fire-storm. Arghhhh it's all too much hey, and I am so greatly comforted to find friends here. Of course we haven't forgotten and I'm not alone. Take care everyone.