This morning Vince and I started peeling peaches and we peeled what I thought was enough to fill the freeze dryer. I had a bucket full of them and went to the sewing room to fill the freeze dryer. Addie was already over there with Boots. When I walked in, it was HOT! I looked and the a/c was off. I asked Addie if she had turned it off. Nope. Vince called the a/c guy. It got up to 112 here today (not the heat index) and that room needs a/c – food storage, a cat, Addie wanting to hang out in there. A/c guy was out of town but will be here tomorrow. He told Vince a couple of things to do. Vince got it to working again, though maybe not at 100%, but the a/c guy will check it out.
Then this evening, my closest neighbor sent me a text asking if I heard the fire trucks or saw the smoke. Nope . . didn’t see or hear anything. We definitely life in our own little world back here. I asked her what was on fire and they didn’t know. I walked outside and . . oh, my . . there was a LOT of smoke and it looked close. I called Vince out and he said “It looks close!”
We jumped in the car and took a ride.
We didn’t want to see the fire or get in the way – just wanted to see how far it was from us so we could plan our night. By the highway, it was about 10 miles but the way fire travels, it’s probably about 7 miles.
That’s the smoke over our implement shed. The wind was blowing our direction for a while but then switched to take it a little east of us but now there’s about no wind so hopefully that will help the fire fighters.
Last update I saw, 200 acres had burned and there was no containment.
Addie said “Can’t we just watch the news and see what’s happening?” I explained that or little town really has no news . . the best I can do is find something on Facebook.
We’ve put two critter crates in the car, we have our bags ready to grab and run. Addie asked about the RTV and I told her no . . we weren’t taking that if we have to go. She said “I’d REALLY hate to lose that!” I wanted to say “I’d hate to lose a lot of stuff” but I figured it best to say “There’s almost no chance it will get to us so I’m not worried about losing anything.”
We’ve lived here 9 years and we’ve had some crazy fires in the area but this is the closest one has be to our home. I won’t miss the wildfire threats.