We are ok. Compared to thousands of others affected by the North Bay fires, we’re very lucky. It’s clear that normal, everyday life has been suspended. All of our thoughts are consumed by the fire. Each day this week, Mama and I have gotten up in the morning and prepared to evacuate our home. We live in Santa Rosa, just a few miles south and west of the mandatory evacuation zones.
We’re doing our best to monitor the fire’s progress and we’re in frequent contact with our neighbors. We pray the wind doesn’t pick up and blow the flames in our direction. Each day we are a little more ready to evacuate. Today we made a family trip to the gas station. We topped off our tank in case we end up in stop-and-go evacuation traffic. We loaded up the van in case we couldn’t return home from the gas station. We packed clothes, water, food, important photos and papers, baby wipes, dog food and more. We are ready to go.
And now the air quality has been deemed dangerous. So today I picked up some high quality air masks being given away at a nearby evacuation center. Special thanks for the free masks goes to NBC Bay Area, a local news station where I was proud to work!
Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting free particle-blocking air masks for ourselves and our neighbors! Also, we are deeply thankful to the emergency responders and fire crews working around the clock on the various fires.
Day 285 of 365. And Day 651 in a row!
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What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!