Yester eve for the first time since the fire started, the juice did not go off.
The fire appears to be moving away from us and was this morning 28% contained. Mandatory evacuation orders for some areas have been removed and people are able to get back to their homes.
Fire Warnings for other areas have also been removed. Still the fire could continue to burn, at considerable distance from us, for a week or more up towards the north (away from us) and to the west.
Yesterday for the first time since the start of the fire we walked out to the bluffs. Properly attired.
This morning we walked out again and got a call from Cousin Janet while sitting on the beach. Very good to hear from her. Thanks for the call, Janet.
We are very lucky with our local beach. No access road runs to it; one has to walk. Given the aversion of many Americans to any form of exercise, the beach remains relatively people free. Surfers hang out. An occasional jogger passes, and people walk by with their dogs.
One cure for the obesity crisis might be to give every American family a large dog, one of the types that require at least 1 30 minute walk a day.
Perhaps I am returning to my normal aggravated state since I now seem to have the energy to have crabby thoughts about my fellow Americans.