May 15, 2014

Fire and Heat

                                                                                                              
2014 fire; Copyright CBS News.
                        
Tuesday:  I didn’t handle the volunteer at all well; never a manager will I make.  Still, he priced books and saved me time and energy.  I hugged him.  Life moves on.  Fires:  Our north County has a vicious fire creeping down canyons and very near houses.  Fire departments from all over the state are arriving, and I am sure they will get it under control fast.  Unlike our last big fire, this time the various emergency entities were able to communicate with each other.  Dinner out: Phil’s BBQ.  I had 4 tiny Baby Back ribs and 2 salads.  I had moon pie and can’t have it again as I reacted badly in two ways.  Perhaps it is the guilt that’s the worst.  George says that if John Malcovitch found it in a drawer 20 years later, it would still be good.

Wednesday:  Heat, and more heat here at the beach.  104 at the store yesterday, 67 when we got up this morning.  79 when I got out of the pool.  I didn’t do the hot tub.  That seemed to be encouraging insanity.

Afternoon:  Fires now seem to ring north county.  From Fallbrook in the far north, to Carlsbad where G’s offices have been evacuated, thru Escondido where my eldest lives, to the fancy homes in Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks ranch, homes are burning and evacuations increase.  I watched the news in bits as I posted the Shop Facebook pages.  30 homes burned at 1530.


Thursday:  Morning…..nine fires burn now.  Bobbie asked me cynically if the fire departments talked to each other.  I told her that down here things had changed.  Everyone communicated.  Bonsall Fire works with Cal Fire with San Marcos fire ad infinitum.  30 homes burned in one of the fires.  That sounds like few until you realize that there’s only one or two of these giant homes per hill top.  Businesses burned.  Many places don’t have a defensible space cleared around them.  They preferred beauty, and I understand that the naked dirt is ugly.  I’m going to go swim….gently.  Maybe the smoke that sits on my chest like a golum will lift a little.

12 comments:

  1. I am so glad we live at the beach in the inner city.

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  2. There was a large contingent of Valley fire personnel who gathered yesterday to head your way. Our hills will be burning later this summer. It's going to be a long, hot fire season.

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  3. Yes, you have been in my thoughts with this next climate change disaster. I dread to see what will happen in Colorado when I am there this summer. They have so much beetle kill. Running hot and cold with co-workers is acceptable. I tend to be brutally honest but with a smile.

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  4. Prayers for all near these fires. I fear we will have a smoky summer too, ranges fires have already started. Keep cool friend.

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  5. Katren...In ConclusionMay 15, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving a note. You and G stay safe out there.

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  6. This reminds me of the fires in the East County--up here we have to have weeds cleared by June 15th or we're fined!

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  7. It is all so dangerous. Hoping you are well and safe......and not too stressed over all of this.

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  8. So horrible and the fires are in the northern part of the county, near my kids. Yes. Friday October 31 will work. Having fun buying smaller pants for summer.

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  9. That heat is so unusual for you all. You must be suffering.

    The fire are just downright terrifying. We have friends and family in Scripp's Ranch so we're keeping a close watch. Praying against odds for soaking rains.

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  10. Thinking of all of you as we see the horror and devastation on TV.

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  11. Thinking of you - fires are bad. We have them too most summers - not good. Can understand not wanting to clear their land but oh the consequences can be horrific. We are seeing it all unfold on our televisions down here - lets hope the winds change for you
    Take care
    Cathy

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  12. I read about the fire in San Diego and wondered if it had gotten to your house. So glad that it has not. Congrats to your beautiful granddaughter.

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