Happy October, California!

We had high winds all day gusting to 60 mph. Along with the fires up in Malibu and out in Fontana, we got one of our own between Santiago Canyon and Irvine.

It’s almost 9:30 pm and the temp is 76F, wind is in the 30 mph range, and there’s a choking stench of smoke. The fire is spreading at least right now.

Of course the fire started at the edge of populated Orange County, where Foothill Ranch meets the real canyon country. Once again they put a suburb right at the mouth of the bellows where the fire will always blow hottest.

I’m lucky to be living where we just get the stench. Dad picked the house well.

This is the fourth or fifth time in my life that I’ve seen a suburban shopping mall parking lot full of tumbleweeds.

18 thoughts on “Happy October, California!

  1. My mom lives off of Portola in Irvine, she’s waiting to be evacuated. The police have already been to her apartment a couple times telling them to get stuff ready but remain indoors.

  2. My mom lives off of Portola in Irvine, she’s waiting to be evacuated. The police have already been to her apartment a couple times telling them to get stuff ready but remain indoors.

      1. What a magnificent catastrophe you have there…
        We also have lots of flammable chemical tanks and a functioning gas station on site. Kaboom.

      2. Re: What a magnificent catastrophe you have there…
        I’m trying to figure out which is the worse case scenario for you: losing the job, or keeping the job after all the accounting stuff is burnt.

      3. Re: What a magnificent catastrophe you have there…
        I’m trying to figure out which is the worse case scenario for you: losing the job, or keeping the job after all the accounting stuff is burnt.

      4. What a magnificent catastrophe you have there…
        We also have lots of flammable chemical tanks and a functioning gas station on site. Kaboom.

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