Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts for us here in "Paradise". Now you know what happens when you have sunshine all the time: dry, dry terrain makes fires go wild.
MamaMia called from San Diego to say that they are packing, "just in case". Their best friends have evacuated from their brand new home.
It is a little difficult to settle down to any one activity. As you can imagine, my attention is divided: the sky, the wind, the smoke, the TV news, the activities I should be doing right now.
At this point, Willow's Cottage is not in any fire danger. We are getting lots of wind, smoke and ash. My Bible study class was cancelled for this evening so I am taking some extra time to organize my evacuation/emergency file. I had not updated it since we moved in the summer. I asked The Professor what items I should grab for him if I were home alone and had to evacuate. He replied, "My guitar." OK, check. Got it on the list. What's on my list? The Knitting Guild Association master handknitting Level Three projects, my spinning wheel, my mother's ring.
What would you grab on the way out the door?