The fire seems to have gone south of us. I just heard that this particular fire, the Witch Creek Fire, has burned over 110,000 acres, and is zero percent contained. Escondido and Rancho Bernardo are in serious trouble.
I just went to check on the family, and everyone is just fine, except my brother-in-law, who just doesn’t do well with a lot of kids at the same time. Not to mention the 5 cats, 2 dogs, 4 cockatiels, and 1 parakeet. Oh yeah- 2 guinea pigs and a rat. The 2 pygmy goats were hauled off to a shelter this morning.
Did I mention we call this place Casa de Chaos?
My 16 year old son is with me now back at the house. No glow on the horizon, just that sick brushfire smell wafting around. We are 2 doors down from the sheriff’s station and the firehouse (although that didn’t help a bit last time).
We all should be back here tomorrow morning, Lord willing. I’m going to stand firewatch here; we’ll be safe.
When I get a chance, I’ll write about the fire prevention stuff I did with the new shop to ensure it won’t burn again. Doesn’t apply to this old house (built in 1958), though.
I truly appreciate your prayers and concern. Thanks for the support- it means a lot to me.
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