Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's that color for a reason

That is our setting sun. It's not foggy, it's hazy and smokey. And the sun is that color cause of the smoke. The main fires are about 150 miles north of here, but there are times when we can smell it. The fires have burned about 14,000 acres from what Ihear, but lately I don't believe everything I hear. That acreage is only from one fire. The one I was most concerned with, because it is at Lake County where my dad's cabin is, and has been for the last 52 years. Of course our property would still be there, but if the cabin went, there would go all the things my dad has gathered there over those 52 years, stuff my mom took up and left there, and my mom isn't with us anymore. It would be a shame to lose all that.
It looks like we won't though. Thank God. The fire is across the lake from my dad's cabin and burning towards the opposite direction. It has only burned one building, and I don't think it was a home or cabin. So we lucked out this time, but the summer has just begun. And I am praying that the hot shots who bought property just up from my dad's will be respectful and leave their gosh damned illegal fireworks at their own homes...maybe even stay there too, cause until they moved in, the place was peaceful. I have left my home here in Pacifica to have the peaceful existence at Clearlake for the 4th of July. There are only fireworks allowed that are done by professionals up there in three different towns and when those are done, that's it. Beautiful, awesome and then done. Here where I live, they allow the "safe and sane" ones, which are not safe and drive a person insane. It's like a war zone here for two to three weeks before and then afterwards. My poor big dog goes nuts.
Two of the years I went up there, the neighbors brought illegal stuff and shot them off up until about 3 AM. I have called the police and the fire department, but was told it wasn't a priority! My response was, "So, it will be a priority when the cabins go up in flames then?" Those fireworks would go willy nilly all over the place. It was just a God send that the place hadn't gone up before. I stayed home last year. I had to work and it actually ended up being more peaceful here. Not quiet, just less noise.
I have to work again this year, so I will be home, and I am hoping that with all the danger going on about wildfires, they will clamp down on any fireworks here. How about popping a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider in celebration of our nations birthday. I don't see any reason to burn the damn thing down cause it's a year older!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

How about a giant ass pina colada? That would work too!

Hallie :)

kim-d said...

I have much to say, and no time right now. But trust that I will definitely have time later and I'll be back. In the meantime, if you felt moved to mix up a giant-assed batch of pina coladas, I could be convinced to join you :)! Know I'm thinkin' aboutcha, girl!

Big ya...

stitcherw said...

I'm glad that so far the fires have stayed away from your area. It is so sad, and scary, that they've destroyed so much.

Hope you have a lovely, and quiet, fourth. We get a lot of firecrackers and such around here till all hours too, which Jaz also hates. I end up putting on music for most of the night to try and offset some of the noise. She seems to love Neil Diamond's Serenade album. :)
So far they haven't been bad yet this year, so I have my fingers crossed they don't escalate a lot this coming week.

Debbie said...

I'm doing the rain dance for you guys out there! I hope and pray the firework loonies respect the fact there are over 1,000 fires burning? Well'd think?

Your Dad's place sounds like Heaven and I bet it's beautiful. I'm sorry you have to work. My son does too, so he'll be here and I'll be there with my brother and his fiance and her son. Not sure how calm it will be...we'll see. He tends to drink too much and can be somewhat assy. He reads my blog LOL, so don't say anything..ssshhhhh! :)

After the 4th, I have got to find a job. Too many things popping up I can't afford.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Can't look at my blog anymore? How rude!!!

Puppies and kitties are fine but NOT EDUCATIONAL!!! And since I'm NOT afraid of them, why would I have included them?

Jeesh woman!!