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Friday, October 27, 2006

FIRE

Over the mountain range to the north of us the Esperanza Fire is racing. JLG can see the bursts of orange sky from her balcony. And...they say it was arson. Already 24,000 acres have been ravaged. Lambs' Canyon is closed. Both T and S Mc had to come home via Rt 60 tonight. It is very difficult breathing. Ladybug had to use her breather most of the day. It has a humidifier attachment which helps because it is so dry. If that is not enough, we're having Santa Ana winds (from the Northeast). Four firefighters were killed, another is in critical condition. Our sky was not blue today, but dusky orangey-rosy-pink. Everything is being covered with whitish gray ash, probably a lot like Mt. St. Helens a few years back. It sure makes us aware again of the fragility of our life down here...like a vapor. On another note, SAJ is scheduled for gallbladder surgery Monday Morning. She has been subsisting on oatmeal and a little rice today. She has lost 12 pounds in a week and two days. We do hope this solves her problem with up-chucking and pain. Ladybug plans to go in to be with her to help with BB.

5 Comments:

  • I heard about the fire on the news yesterday and worried about you guys when they said it was near Palm Springs. Hope everyone is okay.

    By Blogger knitterykate, at 10:46 AM  

  • The only thing between San Jacinto and the fire is the Soboba Indian Reservation. They stopped the fire moving West at the Lamb's Canyon Highway...it's been closed for two days now. The wind is blowing the fire south now. We are covered in ash. Mom stays home and out of the yuck. People are walking around with Japan-style face masks.

    By Anonymous kedge, at 6:37 PM  

  • P.S. look at Hot Rod Hanna's blog

    By Anonymous kedge, at 6:38 PM  

  • I also heard on the news that the road between Beaumont and Hemet was closed. Imagine that. They actually mentioned Hemet here in BC.

    By Blogger knitterykate, at 5:34 PM  

  • You beat me to the post. I don't remember if I lost any weight when I had gall bladder problems years ago. Knowing me, I didn't. I still become nauseous after a high-fat meal, though.

    By Blogger Jailgy, at 8:52 PM  

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