Yes, it's true. Malibu is burning again.
The Professor told me when I woke up yesterday morning in Chula Vista, "It looks like we'll be taking the 101 Fwy home today instead of driving up Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy). There's another fire in Malibu and the road is closed."
As we were driving the freeway north toward the coast and home we could see the plumes of smoke in almost the exact same place as last month's fire. I was going to take a photo but I realized it would look just like the pictures I had taken last month. The headlines of today's Daily News read "Deja vu in Malibu". You can read the stories and see an interactive map on their website, http://www.dailynews.com/. The interactive map shows evacuation areas and burn lines.
Thankfully, the fire is not affecting us other than changing our travel plans a little yesterday. We are, however, keeping an eye and an ear alert for any changes. The winds have died down and it is cloudy today; better weather for fighting fires.
I have been gone for the last four weekends, visiting family, helping my daughter pack to move, celebrating Thanksgiving. Now I will be focusing on three things:
Chaplain Dan's deployment
CTEL tests I have to study for and take on December 10th.
I'm sure I'll need to take many knitting breaks, so I am planning my projects:
Final touches on green sweater for Kiti.
Gifts for friends for Christmas. Sorry, no sneak peeks.
Final finishing touches on Aran sweater.
Finish blue Cashsoft sweater I started for myself last summer. Remember this?
Do you have knitting projects planned to keep you rested and refreshed during this busy season?