Hanging in there

I have found no updates on our fire this morning, which I take to be good news. I think it would be impossible to update for every single fire in this state at this time, it’s just unimaginable. Or was, until this summer. As Joanne, a blogger friend who lives in New South Wales was saying, it’s like their summer was last year.

While many areas are experiencing weird orange skies (which I have seen here one summer when there were no fires close by), our skies are gray, heavy with smoke, and I cannot see the hills that are behind my property, just across the highway. It looks like this:

As far as I am aware, all evacuation notices for the area have been dropped, and while I doubt the fire is truly contained, I think it must be being controlled. This is a good thing.

In the meantime, I am starting a new project on my loom, and I have bread proofing. Housework? Nah, I want to do things that make me happy. Housework will wait. I know from experience, it does not go away.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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9 Responses to Hanging in there

  1. loisajay says:

    I was worried about you, Carol. Glad to hear you are OK for now. Definitely happy things–housework can wait. Take care, and I am so happy to hear from you.

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  2. I’m glad to know you’re safe for now! It’s got to be so disturbing and upsetting being in Oregon with all those fires. At least you’re doing something that will make you happy. Enjoy those things that give you pleasure. 🙂 ~ Cathy

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  3. leendadll says:

    Housework can always wait!!

    I’m glad the weather is cooperating to make things less dangerous!!

    There were forecasts for smoke to clear here but, instead, it went from a cloud to haze. Not as bad as yours but I’ll still be masked all day. New prediction is that we’ll have clear skies tomorrow… it feels like it’s been years.

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  4. Carol — Thank you for the update.

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  5. I’m glad that the warnings have not been upgraded and hope you will get a good rain soon. It is a lot like the fires in NSW and Victoria last summer and the ones in Tasmania early in 2019 They can be very unpredictable so keep checking those updates.
    I wouldn’t worry too much about housework it’s not going to go away.

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  6. Joanne says:

    Bread baking and craft – now that sounds like a great way to spend the day, Carol. ❤
    So pleased to hear you are safe. xx

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  7. Kathy says:

    So appreciating you keeping us in the loop. I am glad the evacuation notices have been dropped. And may they stay away. Your kids must be feeling more relieved. I hope the rains come one of these days and the smoke disappears. Do you have an air filtration machine in your house? Our daughter said she has one and they move it from room to room.

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  8. Holly says:

    “Housework will wait. I know from experience, it does not go away.” — Ahhh, few truer words have ever been spoken, Carol! Good for you, doing activities that bring joy and peace into your life. Especially in these maddening times – we need all the goodness we can get!

    Sending my prayers for you and your loved ones. It’s heartbreaking to see such devastating damage being done by these fires. I pray they are contained and remain controlled. Stay safe!


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