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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Goat house rises and the fires spread


This morning


Tonight

About the Fires
It was 108 degrees on the front porch today. There is very little wind and lots of smoke. We have no fires that are close to us right now. Thanks to people being careful, I hope. Most of the big fires are south, along the coast and in Northern California. A friend of mine spent the 4th of July weekend in Santa Barbara and she said she could see the fires from the plane as they flew down the Coast range. She said it was frightening.
We called a friend of ours this afternoon. He lives in Magalia near Paradise, which is east of Chico. They are ready to be evacuated at any time. The fire is in the canyon on the north fork of the Feather river and moving in their direction. I hope that they will be all right.

It's all so sad. So many folks have lost their homes. The fires seem uncontrollable. Please think about us here in California. We love this state and it's on fire. We live in fear of a lightening strike, a campfire left to smolder or a lit cigarette thrown from a car.

We are so appreciative of all the fire resources ,from other states, who have come to help us. They are all out there fighting these fires as if it were their own places, but even with all the help..., a prayer or two won't hurt . This is going to be a long summer.
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7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

We've been getting pictures of the California fires on our tv news. It looks pretty awful.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Egad...108 degreees? That's positively painful. It's no fun to live in fear and feel like you have no control over an event like wildfire. I'll be sending you lots of rainy, cooler thoughts, ok?
The goat house looks wonderful!

Jo said...

You know you can count on me for prayers and meditation.

That goat house/dance floor is coming right along. JD is feverishly working on our between rains.

Mike Golch said...

Glad that you are safe from the fires, I hope it satys that way for you. Mu prayers go oout to all affected by the fires. I have travels to many parts of Calif when I was fist assigned to McClelland AFB and after I got out of the service as well. that is where I got married for the first time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Geraldine said...

Wow, that's awful. Sorry to hear about what you are going through, I hope things cool down soon and that the fires are contained.

Got here via your OSI prompt, beautifully written, well done.

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castlewon said...

Your goat house does look great. Very lucky goats. I feel bad about Paradise right now.

Steven and Aisha said...

:( Oh I hope it will stop spreading. I will keep you guys in prayer. So sad for those people who have lost their homes. It's not easy.