July 26, 2018

Never, Ever

Never, ever make this statement:

"What Next?"

or

"It can't get any worse!"

The universe will take it as a challenge!

Carr Fire headed our way! Air Quality warnings: Dangerous!

Over 2200 families evacuated so far. The fire has actually created a couple of 'fire tornadoes' which drop down and start the fire. One dropped on Oakbottom Marina and destroyed at least 40 sailboats and ski boats.

Ash and embers raining down on us. The air has a sepia tone to it, weird to look outside.

Also, the firefighters are wearing their heavy protective gear, working in steep areas in 108+ degree temps.

Please, send healing energy to Keswick, Old Shasta, surrounding areas and our firefighters.


Packing up photos and a couple of items of Mom's and Dad's just in case the fire jumps the river.

Also swearing a lot! Some praying, too, but really, lots of swearing!


18 comments:

  1. Stay safe! Sending good thoughts to your neck of the woods!

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    1. Thank you, we stayed a skip and a hop in front of the fire. Saved out necks but the woods are a different story.

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  2. oh lawdy! please be careful, toni and family!

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    1. We did good. All is well with family.

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  3. How very scary. I hope you manage to escape any damage. Thinking of you! -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, Lost food and sleep but house is still standing! We are lucky.

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  4. dear Toni reading your post made me shiver !
    i feel for you and the other friends and fire fighters who put their lives in danger for protecting the locals

    i wish and pray that may dear God end this horrifying experience soon and you stay with peace in your area!
    Hugs!

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    1. Baili,
      We did so much shivering! Firefighters and First Responders have been incredible. Heroes, one and all.

      Fire still burning but we are out of harms way. Still praying for all who continue to fight the fire and those whose homes are threatened.

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  5. This is a terrible, dire situation. I have family and friends there who are evacuating. You are in my thoughts also. If possible, let us know how u are doing.

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    1. I hope your family is well and back in their homes. We are back in our house. Time to clean up ashes.

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    1. Was a nightmare and the air quality still is but we are one of the lucky ones. Our house still stands.

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  7. Hi Toni - I do hope the fire avoids you and the family ... just so difficult - take care, and do what you can to stay safe - Hilary

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    1. Fire tornado hit neighborhood and decimated much of it. We were one of the lucky ones, house survived intact.

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  8. Ahhhh, so much going on. You must be grieving in so many ways right now. Hugs and love and wishing you safety, rain and relief from this crazy, awful fire.

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    1. You can only imagine. Had a total breakdown on day 5 of evacuation and cried for several hours, then slept for many more. Can't describe the feelings of loss and grief our family experienced.

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