My Mom called this morning to tell me about the fire and that everyone is okay. It was early the morning of Valentine's Day and they barely made it out. Family, friends, teachers and strangers are helping them with pretty much everything they need. The insurance will pay to rebuild the house. Sadly, they lost all their pets, and on top of that their horse had to be put down recently.
They're all pretty upset, but getting through it with my family's usual odd humor. May as well laugh to keep from crying.
Thanks to everyone who expressed their concern. There are some really great people in the world, and I'm glad to know every one of you.