A Santa Monica couple feared missing after a magnitude 7.8 quake in Nepal killed thousands says they are safe and are now focusing on the victims.
A. Michelle Page and Daniel Adams arrived in Nepal last week and hadn't been heard from since the quake shook the region Saturday. Friends had tried to reach out to the couple but couldn't contact them.
Then early Monday, a glimmer of hope.
Using a Facebook page for their folk art project, Nepal Art Dogs, to make contact with friends and the world, the couple said they are safe.
"Hello from Kathmandu. We are safe, but Nepal is not. I am trying to contact my artists but there is no phone service at the time, even within Nepal. Thanks for thinking of us, but now is the time to worry about Nepal," they wrote on their Facebook page.
Page, 58, is a film editor who worked on the "Spider-Man" trilogy and Robert Altman's "The Player," according to her website.
On her personal Facebook page, Page said she and her husband were staying at a sturdy hotel that had no cracks. The couple, she said, still had lots of food from their travels.
But Page said communication was limited, including WiFi service.
"Communication is impossible here," she wrote. "I still cannot contact my artists to check on their welfare."
She described a young man who has had no communication with his family in the Annapurna area.
"The lack of communication is heart-breaking," Page wrote.
Business was at a standstill, she said, because many employees had to return to their villages to help their families.
The couple was staying in the capital of Katmandu near the Boudhanath burial mound -- the Himalayan city's most famous landmark.
Page said she plans to post more stories and photos on her Facebook page.