Well, the fires have started up again and are raging hotter than ever; not here in Southern California but just north of us in the central coast area.
Here in the foothills of Los Angles everything is so dry that one tossed cigarette out a window and we will go up in flames. So, what do you do if you live here and know the danger looms? Water your yard like crazy!! Even though we are also being told to cut back on watering [seems to be the lesser of the evils].
The heat today will cause rolling black outs, so we prepare by running the air and appliances early in the morning, this helps keep down electric usage which in turn helps with the rolling black outs. According to the news we will have blackouts until Friday when the temperature will drop.
I am getting very accustomed to all these situations and really it just seems more of a way of life. Our home is older and is well insulated so the house stays much cooler on its own without much air conditioning.
As far as the fires, which could hit here anytime, well, we are on the south side of the 210 freeway several blocks south, and there is a firewall on the freeway. Things would have to get severely out of hand for the fire to get close to our home. I say that and I'm praying and knocking on wood!! Never say never -- right?
Just a quick note on my visit to Kennett, it was just grand! So good to see familiar faces! Hear the southeast Missouri accent and see how much the kids have all grown, except its just a unkind reminder of how time is passing and walking over my face!! Ha! But seriously, it was wonderful to be back home. So many of us are now transplanted all over the U.S., but home is where the heart is. And it's a great home. Blessings!