Closer to home
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

There was an emergency of some sort and the doctor was an hour late. When she finally popped her head in the door, apologizing, I held up my needles and went, Hey, no problem–if the person after me is antsy, go see him first, I can wait.

She came in chuckling and told me that actually, he was held over in the eye department and wasn’t even here yet.

Alright then.

Afterwards, I drove home through much thicker smoke than this morning–again, it was stinging the eyes and again, you could see the breezes move the air. I checked the local news.

Sausalito in the North Bay.

Dublin in the East Bay.

Bear Creek in the South Bay, about ten miles from Richard’s aunt’s house in the mountains, but at least we’re not having the 50 mph gusts that sent embers 15 miles out like in Sonoma.

Our hard-working crews were right on them, and with a shift in the winds the air right around here was tolerable again by sunset.

But I keep re-checking the news on the bigger fire in Bear Creek.

I had been blogging about a month when I posted this (scroll down halfway.) Robert’s Medicine Blanket is very much treasured and used here, and that mat, too.

Robert’s home was near the fire area last I heard from him. I’m sure he’s fine, but I’ll sure be glad when the fires are over.

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Here’s a link to Cal Fire. Has information on the Bear Fire.

We had to keep the house closed up tonight because of all the smoke. I am very grateful the winds are low right now, and feel sad for those who have lost homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains today.

Comment by Anne 10.17.17 @ 11:39 pm

On the flip side of your appointment knitting, I literally got one stitch knit before they called me in this morning for a mammogram. They are incredibly efficient at the Jane Brattain Breast Center where I always go. It almost takes me longer to walk from the parking lot to the office and back than I spend in the office!

The fires are hard to comprehend. I appreciate your reporting – it makes them more concrete to hear about the fires, even from afar, when it is from a friend.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.18.17 @ 8:09 pm

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