I’m sitting here looking our my front room window at 8:05 am on September 9. The smoke outside is so thick it still looks light it is midnight on a new moon. No hint of day. Normally it starts getting real light an hour ago.
We have four wild fires in the county where I live (Clackamas) and they are both fires are within 10 miles from where I live. We are under stage 1 Fire Evacuation Notice. So we are thinking about that to take if we have to evacuate, aside from our kids, it won’t be much. My hard drive, old lap top, our iPads, my insulin, lots of water and peanut and tortillas and cheese and crackers.
Chris is at the store right now. We have a good filter and water. So I filling all of our bottles so they can go with us in an instant. She us also filling our car with gas.
These photo are basically untouched. I’m staying out of my office because the door doesn’t have a tight seal on it, so I don’t have access to Bridge or photoshop.
Chris has made it safely back from the store. She used two different types of face masks to breathe. Our air quality is extremely dangerous. I will only be staying in the living room or our tv room. We have good air filters which help a little bit.
Chris said that half the employees at the store didn’t make it into work. They are trying to track everyone done and make sure they are safe. Obviously everyone is taking about the fires and evacuation levels. We live in a fairly small town. There are only about 15,000 people who live in the town or surrounding areas.
Canby has the Clackamas County fair grounds, and they are being used as a farm animal shelter for the county.
Chris took this photo at the around 8:30 am. She took this photo with her iPhone.
As I close this blog post the sky is finally getting a little lighter and all I do is see a dark orange. It’s now 9:06 am.
Anyhow, I’m taking a blogging vacation until through September 20. I will still post my FLOWER A Day challenge as long as I have electricity. All my other challenges remain open from the last topic I used.
Here are links to my challenge home pages:
I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts. So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog. Feel free to contact me anytime. I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.
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