Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The wind started early on Sunday morning at a horrendous rate. In the middle of the night, I was awaken a few times by its howling and darkness.... the power was out. We had no electricity when we got up so couldn't cook breakfast and (YIKES!) couldn't brew a cup of coffee either. Not to worry, John came to the rescue; he ran the generator in the RV and made us a pot of coffee... gotta have that cup of coffee. he he

While the wind continued to blow, the power remained out until late morning. By the afternoon, the gusts of wind died down and there's electricity. Then, the power went down again for a couple of hours just as I was ready to cook dinner. Strong winds and fires go hand in hand in Southern California. We are not close to any fires, but if you've been watching the news, the president has declared stated emergency. There are 10 major fires burning: in San Diego, Lake Arrowhead, Twin Peak, Malibu, Irvine, just to name a few. A quarter of million of people have been evacuated and over a thousand of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of homes are endanger. Schools are cancelled. It doesn't look like the winds will relent today and the temperature remains summer-like.

Let's say a prayer for those who are afflicted by these fires and those who are endangered to remain safe.