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Burn [Jul. 12th, 2017|10:52 pm]
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It feels like July has been going on for a month already, but it's only the 12th. Last night was not hideous, and I actually got the house down to 68 degrees, which kept it fairly comfortable until mid afternoon. It won't get as cool tonight, but the really bad nights will be Friday and Saturday, and the worst days Saturday and Sunday. There could be a couple more pleasant days next week. Autumn seems a long way off.

The stars look dim tonight, but I don't know if it's because my eyesight keeps getting worse or because the smoke from the fire is hazing the sky. It's burned more than 6,000 acres now, and destroyed 41 houses, but is 70% contained. It will probably be with us for several days yet. If nothing else gets started in the meantime, we might get clear skies again by the middle of next week, and then I'll find out if it's smoke or my eyes.

Of course it's also possible that the stars are dimming because the universe is rushing away from earth in horror. I've been expecting that to happen for a long time now, and maybe the day has finally arrived. The sun certainly hasn't joined in the exodus, though. It has probably been assigned the task of burning us all to a crisp. So far it's doing a hell of a job, I must say.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2017-07-15 04:04 am (UTC)
>>Of course it's also possible that the stars are dimming because the universe is rushing away from earth in horror. I've been expecting that to happen for a long time now, and maybe the day has finally arrived.

I would not be too surprised. You-know-who is just that repellent.

My younger son is going to fly down to San Jose for a Google conference at the end of July/beginning of August. I noted with concern just this evening that there've been evacuations in some San Jose environs, so I told him not to be too disappointed if the conf is called off. I have never been there, but I hope the Googleplex is not in an area that might be flammable!

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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2017-07-15 05:54 am (UTC)
The fires were in the foothills east of San Jose, while the Googleplex is in Mountain View, several miles west and bang up against the southern edge of San Francisco Bay. There are unlikely to be fires around the Googleplex, as San Francisco Bay is no Cuyahoga River.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2017-07-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
Good to know! He booked his stay in a hotel near the airport, though, with a long busride to the meeting place. His mother will worry herself to a frazzle, as usual.
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