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Back [Jul. 12th, 2008|08:40 pm]
rejectomorph
Well, that was interesting. We're back, and the place is still here. The various and sundry warnings and orders and such were lifted at one o'clock this afternoon, and though the local fire isn't entirely out the hottest part of it has gone off to devour what's left of places it already partly devoured earlier this week. I haven't been down to the end of the road to look across the river and see what devastation might be seen.

The sky remains very hazy, but the air no longer stinks. It's probably only moderately hazardous to breathe. In other words, no worse than an average day down in the valley where I was the last two days. Before that we just went to the other side of town, and snorted more particulates per hour than you can inhale in the worst week of the year in Los Angeles.

It was less bad in Chico. Oh, and I got to go to a Safeway which has hardwood floors in its fruity vegetable and bakery ends. Also J.C. Penney's for new socks I've been needing. I heard trains at night. I haven't heard trains in years. I also heard the water bombers, which were flying out of Chico airport. It was all terribly urbane. It would have been a nice vacation had I not had to be doing all the nonagenarian wrangling. The nonagenarians are very happy to be back in their highly combustible home. I suppose I am, too, since there'll be way less drama (as long as the fires don't flare up again) and I might be able to catch up on lost sleep. And all my stuff is unburned. There's fresh food and water out for the feral cats. I wonder if they missed me?

I might even catch up on LJ later, but now nap. I hope I haven't forgotten how to work the Internets. Though I took Gladys the laptop with me, I never got near an connection.

Mmmm, Dryer's frozen fruit bars. I've been thinking about them languishing in the freezer the whole time I've been gone.
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[User Picture]From: saltdawg
2008-07-13 04:40 am (UTC)
I was writing something about new socks, and then it occurred to me that I was more overcome by the fact that you and yours are alright than anything I have to say about socks (though socks are an all too frequent topic of my drunken rants..) I will type about socks another day.

I'm leaving in a couple of hours, so I'll be reading, but limited in response.

You have such a kind soul. I hope everything remains well.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-07-15 06:16 am (UTC)
Thanks.

Socks are more important than most people realize. At least they are to me, and probably to anybody on a ship.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-07-13 10:31 am (UTC)
i'm glad you're home again and the house is undamaged! the Post had a headline (i glanced at the box but didn't buy one) about how the fire fighters were making headway, so i hoped you'd be home soon.

the safeway here has those wooden floors too, and they've upgraded their produce section. they also have the friendliest pharmacy in town.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-07-15 06:17 am (UTC)
Thanks.

The Chico Safeway has goods our Safeway doesn't have, in addition to its spiffy wooden floors. I'm envious.
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[User Picture]From: annina_writes
2008-07-13 02:12 pm (UTC)

Whew!

Thank God you and yours and their house are all safe! Chris' mom is in Marysville with my brother-in-law yet again, but we're pretty sure her little house on Myers Lane is okay. Watching all this from Florida is just so horrible for me...I want to know that all my friends are safe. We hold our breath every summer during hurricane season, but fire season is just as bad if not worse. You and your folks take care...you're in my thoughts and prayers. Let's hope this break in the weather will help them put the fires down for good. Hugs!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-07-15 06:20 am (UTC)

Re: Whew!

Thanks.

The town got lucky again—so far— (and several hundred fire fighters had something to do with it, too.) Nothing burned this side of the river except a bit of brush, which was quickly extinguished in the few places the fire managed the leap.
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[User Picture]From: aimlesswanderer
2008-07-13 02:45 pm (UTC)
Good to see you back around; and safe.

./w
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-07-15 06:21 am (UTC)
Thanks. I hope we get to stay through the remainder of the fire season.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-07-15 06:22 am (UTC)
May our fifteen minutes of municipal fame not be extended!
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