Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fire, Fire Stay Away

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Thanks to all of the veterans and those service members currently in action.

I had a bunch of projects planned for some red, white, and blue fun but I just didn't get around to them.  I did get some fabric slapped on toilet paper big whoop.

We, like most of the country have been battling high temperatures, a bunch of wind, and no rain.  That makes for tinder box conditions in the hills directly behind our house.  Almost 2 years ago we came very close to loosing our house when a wildfire came down the hill.  It burned three homes within 2 blocks from us and actually scorched our next door neighbor's back yard.  We had to evacuate and load our keepsakes and the pugs in the car.

Last week there was another fire in the foothills in our town.  We were a bit further removed this last time but the mandatory evacuation area cutoff was about a block from our house.  All of the smoke, orange sky and planes making water and retardant drops brought back a bunch of anxiety.

Then yesterday a very large wildfire broke out in a neighboring town...

As a result I am NOT looking forward to fireworks.  In fact I am so nervous about something catching fire tonight that the husband and I are turning down multiple party invites as I don't want to be away from home if something were to happen.  I want to make sure that we are here to get the dogs out if the unthinkable were to happen.

So please enjoy your 4th of July but if you are in an area with high fire danger please be careful and leave the fireworks to the professionals this year.

Wood and Cloth will be sitting on their deck with the sprinklers going in the yard watching the shows and hoping not to hear any fire sirens.