I live in Windsor, California which is a few miles north of Santa Rosa where 1500 structures were burned down and many people died. There are still non-contained fires north and east of our town. Our homes are still standing, but we have been on “Evacuation Watch” since early Monday morning. We each have a suitcase of clothes and bags of medications and other important items packed in the vehicles. We can be on the road within minutes. And all the neighbors are watching out for each other.
The photo above was taken about 10 a.m. over the top of our neighbor’s house. That’s how thick with smoke our skies are.
It definitely has been an experience which is not yet over. The devastation in Santa Rosa included the tower for our TV and Internet service. At the same time all gas was turned off which means no hot water or cooking/baking, except for electrical appliances. And then this morning, the electricity went down – for about five hours. What are we doing? Using camping gear, playing board games. and reading. All of this is inconvenient for sure, but we are not complaining. Our property and lives are still in tact. We are very thankful.
I’m posting this while I still have a little window of time with the internet and/or electricity. Joyfully Retired will be quiet until things are back to normal. Don’t worry about us. We’re fine.