Sunday, October 21, 2007

"A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." Catherine the Great

The Santa Ana’s are here… crazy, hot, dry, and relentless winds. The meteorologists say that it should last until Tuesday afternoon. Gusts of 80 mph …without a cloud in the sky.

We managed to go to church today. The roads are full of debris, and palm fronds hit my car as I drove, but I had a lot that I wanted to pray for today. I am blessed to live in a country in which a few palm fronds on the roadway is my biggest obstacle in attending church.
The firefighters will be busy for the next few days, if not with actual fires, then with the anticipation of them. A small spark can soon destroy hundreds or thousands of acres with this wind. Needless to say, I don’t sleep well when the Santa Ana’s are around.

Now I’m off to fish some patio furniture out of the pool…


Buck Pennington said...

While we don't face the same level of danger from the winds as all y'all do in SoCal, Triple E, we do have some concerns. This past week we lost a few thousand acres due to a fairly large grass fire (about 3K acres) in the area...which was contained fairly quickly. The wind is mostly annoying and inconvenient...usually.

You stay safe!

Jan Wesner said...

80 mph! Holy moley! I had no idea ... and without a cloud in the sky ... wow.