Yesterday I was angry, today I'm depressed
Friday, October 13, 2017
I had an ironclad commandment about speaking about political issues in public that I broke yesterday with my Sparkblog. I really appreciate that the supportive comments I got from some of my friends. I apologize if I offended you.
Yesterday, I listened to a podcast from NPR that talked about the record-breaking rainfall that Napa and Sonoma counties had this past rainy season. The rains brought weeds and brush that has sat in the hot sun all summer and has ignited so easily in these fires. We keep getting news reports of all kinds of metal objects that have melted because the fire is so intense. Two hospitals in the area have had to close. The smoke is so thick people who are fleeing for lives can't see where the roads are and there have been all kinds of auto accidents. They expect really heavy winds and low humidity in the area this weekend which has caused a red condition. None of the fires are contained even close to 50% There are about 20 different fires blazing. We have visited Napa and Sonoma many times. The area was beautiful and produced delicious wines. It's not likely that either area will survive this.