Storm Report & Personal Report

Yesterday I got word that my younger brother and only sibling died Monday night. His heart gave out. He has been having health issues, but this was sudden. I was in King City doing a restocking in anticipating of these horrible storms, and instead I took care of some errands, grabbed a few things at the store and we headed back. My son can’t get to either of his jobs, so he is at home, keeping an eye on the place, and I wanted to make sure that he had enough to get him through.

We left this am, as early as we could, around 8 am, and had a very interesting trip out. Friends all said only the crazy go out in these kinds of storms…well, fortunately, Rock Knocker was going to come get me and drive, so we had the crazy covered. He was a Master Truck Driver Instructor in the Army, and 27+ years driving for Cal Trans, so I couldn’t have been with anyone better. We drove 9 hours, and are now in Hesperia, where I can see my almost 90 year-old aunt, and attend the funeral on Friday. What a ride. Here are some of the photos I took today.

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Because of my personal situation, I will not be as “on top of things” as I usually am, but I have my wonderful assistant admin and mystery map maker pitch hitting for me on anything important, and I will be following everything online as I usually do.  I know many of you are out of power and some of you won’t even get to see this, but it will be waiting for you when you return. Blessings, and stay warm, dry, and most importantly, safe.

45 thoughts on “Storm Report & Personal Report

  1. Thank you so much for all that you do, not just for your communication of Big Sur, but for your extended community in Monterey…and beyond. I am sorry for your sudden loss of family. Condolences to you….and thanks again for taking care of your community during your personal loss.



  2. blessings to you and your family as you bid your brother farewell. regarding power, if we could harness this wind, we would all have more than enough power;) sadly, our power structure is very antiquated! and very analog.

  3. Sending you our thoughts and love from the Foster family. So sorry to hear about your loss.

  4. A sibling loss is like no other; an unbreakable bond that runs deep forever. May you ride this storm as you have so many others. Blessings for comfort during the inevitable grief. From my heart to yours.

  5. Kate, So sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your brother. Wishing you and your family peace and equanimity as you mourn his passing and celebrate his life.

  6. Kate, So sorry about losing your brother. He was fortunate to have you for a sister! Thanks for all you do you our community, even over on the other side of the mountain, Arroyo Seco. Safe travels and love to you and your family.

  7. Kate, your strength is amazing. Even in the face of personal family loss, you show such commitment to your Big Sur family as well.
    From Bowen Island, B.C., my family and I send peace, love and healing to you and to those whose lives you so graciously touch.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending strength, love, peace and healing to you and your family.

  9. So sorry for your loss. It’s been a sad year . Too many family and friends have passed on this last year and 2 this week. Take care of yourself. Enjoy hearing about the good and sad things in Big Sur. Your doing the community a great service.

  10. Sending love and strength as your brothers spirit ascends. Condolences to your heart and soul. 🙏✨♥️

  11. So terribly sorry about the loss of your brother, Kate. Take very good care of yourself. Grief and loss run along such mysterious courses. Every blessing to you and the family and to everyone close to your brother.

  12. Kate, So very sorry to hear of your terrible loss; wishing you peace, strength and love. Thanks so for always sharing a part of yourself & the news; we appreciate you & ALL that you do! Stay safe. You’re in our hearts……

  13. You will never forget your brother. He will remain in your thoughts.
    Watch for him in your dreams, when least expected.
    When we lose someone close, remember that for all, our time is limited.

  14. Sorry to hear Kate Be strong. And a heartfelt thanks for everything you do for our coastal community!

  15. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Sending prayers for you and your family. 💖

  16. My heartfelt Condolances Kate to you
    and your loved ones. May your brother Rest In Peace. Be safe.

    Love Diana

  17. Our thoughts and love go with you in this difficult time. Thank you for so candidly sharing your life with us all…. and all that you do. While there is a great loss he will always be near in your heart when you need him. John & Anne

  18. Sympathy and empathy.

    And by the way, your reporting on Big Sur issues of import is excellent.


    From an outsider (to Big Sur…though with friends there and consistent memories of…)

  19. From our family to yours, we send our heartfelt condolences. Perhaps he’ll enlighten you to the virtues of the “otherside” somehow!

  20. Kate, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for keeping us informed, as always. ❤️🙏

  21. Thinking if you and your family. Thank you for your posts and all you do for the community near and farther away.

  22. Kate, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother….may his memory be a blessing….stay safe….

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