More 2020
Wednesday August 19th 2020, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

The mattress we ordered is supposed to finally arrive Saturday. I guess it has been sufficiently quarantined from its New Jersey origins now.

The trucker’s route is sending him north from LA, and I just sent him a note asking him to please check the fire situation before coming: the fires are in the mountains, but there was a brush fire alongside the main freeway down in the valley a few towns south of us yesterday.

I wanted him to know that his safety is the priority.

Friends have been evacuated from their homes, we haven’t heard back yet from Richard’s aunt but the red zone on the map is thankfully not close to her and she is clearly peachy fine. The Salinas fire does not seem to be near her daughter’s.

The air was yellow today, the light reflections inside were weirdly orange, and you walk outside and your nose says, hey, you need some marshmallows to go with the graham crackers and chocolate in the pantry. Just hold the skewer out…thataway.

One picture in the news made it clear that Richard could have seen the rising mushroom of smoke from the other side of the mountains from his office, if not for covid and working from home. (Do NOT take the scenic route up the coast!)

But at least we got a slight break on the heat.

My prayers for the firefighters and those in the path.

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Such a difficult time. I have a friend who has no A/C, stuck at home with a dog and 2 teenagers and her husband, with bad air all around and who would not know where to go if they were to be evacuated.

Safety for those who work so hard to extinguish these fires.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.20.20 @ 6:43 am

Firefighters are pretty incredible and the ones who have to deal with wildfires are doubly so. Hope rains come soon and douse everything. (Then there is the worry about water on exposed soils I suppose and landslides.)

Comment by Helen 08.20.20 @ 10:41 am

I’ve never been near a bad fire like that, but some of the video is frankly terrifying. Come on, rain!

Comment by ccr in MA 08.20.20 @ 5:02 pm

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