Amidst all the chaos and confusion today, I got a surprise reunion with Dede! It took Dede a few minutes to realize I was there, in Janice and Sydele’s house; she didn’t expect to see me either! But once she did–oh boy was she excited. It meant so much to me to hold her in my arms again. Thank you, Nan, for restoring her beyond what we ever imagined. Thank you for being her Super Mom! We are so grateful.

It is with a heavy heart tonight that I think of all the wild animals around Los Alamos. The brown bear spotted last week–where will he go to escape the flames, let alone eat? And our elk herd–so accustomed to the protection and relatively good food supply on LANL property; what will they do?