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Fires

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tracey, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Is everyone in California ok?
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    define "ok"
     
  3. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    I know at least some of you are not ok :)
    Do you all still have houses is what I meant
     
  4. Mary Jane

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    I do.
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Tracey, the only forumite I know that lives in the fire zone is Beetle.
    We had a fire 3 miles away, but we're fairly urban & the Fire Dept. STOMPED it out.
    Ash, but not so bad. Makes for nice sunsets, very red.
    I have friends that lost their horse ranch, last month in the fires, but managed to save the horses & a lot of their belongings. Thankfully, they have kids who live nearby, so they have a place to stay.

    Thanks for asking!
     
  6. Forrest

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    I am ok.



    mostly.
     
  7. Brant

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    San Diego decided to sit this one out , like we have anything left to f'n burn after the last several years !

    i had some yummy chinese food so for now i am good as well
     
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    I have been watching it on the news as well...another bad fire year!
     
  9. Candace

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    I'm borderline good. Don't live anywhere near the fires. Just thought I'd put that out there. Santa Barbara sure has been hit hard this year. Isn't there a big show coming up around there? Seems like these fires have a way of keeping orchid fanatics out.
     
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    I can't imagine living there, the stuff I saw on TV was just horrifying to me, how fast it ate everything in it's path. Man, that is scary stuff.
     
  11. Binky

    Binky Fries anyone?

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    I know this is a very serious deal, but I have to share this one...

    "Of course Oprah's house hasn't burned down. If Oprah's house burned down, God would be so fired." -- Jimmy Kimmel, on the California wildfires that threatened Oprah Winfrey's house in Montecito.
     
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    :D

    All's well here, in case anybody wondered, although it is a hot sumbitch today.
     
  13. Binky

    Binky Fries anyone?

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    Must be in the 50's there. I don't know how you stand that heat. It's a pleasant +30 with a refreshing 17 mph breeze out of the north.
     
  14. Brant

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    I'm showing a balmy 92F with a dewpoint of 25F, calm wind .
    dewpoint was down around 0F the last few days, so the marine layer is attempting
    to come back onshore. Better warm than cold.
     
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    It's colder then shit here.
     
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    Nasty hot here, but at least it's not windy! All my orchid buddies through out the state are safe, although a couple had to evacuate. Still, everyone's safe!
     
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    Hey Candace, if I get out to near Sacramento can I stay with you?
    MJ, I'm with you 26° here at the moment...brr!


    Seriously, regarding the fires, my ex boss is in SB at Ganna Walska Lotusland http://www.lotusland.org/ and they had to evacuate all of their computers, documents, etc.

    Here's what she had to say: "The fire started six miles from my house and never came close - it tore across the canyons and mountains opposite of where I live, on the Mesa neighborhood of SB. However, the fire came within a few hundred yards of Lotusland, in the canyons We evacuated people who lived on the grounds, and also took out files, computers, and other important stuff. I went back up there in the wee hours of Friday morning and found that Lotusland had been spared, but was cloaked in a thick blanket of smoke. I stayed long enough to secure the grounds (we had opened all the gates so the fire trucks could come in, if needed), and the buildings, and then left - it was far too dangerous to breathe in all the smoke."

    Scary stuff!
     
  18. Candace

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    You bet, Heather. We've got a spare bedroom. Unfortunately, guests have to share the bathroom upstairs with the teenage monsters.

    As for Oprah's house. I seriously doubt Satan would let her home burn down. Since she's the antichrist and all.