Well, things are looking up here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. The latest report from the firefighters noted that the fire was 75% contained. When I checked the page listing power outages last night, I was surprised to find our outage was no longer listed. Hm. Then about five minutes later, an email arrived from one of our closest neighbors noting they had power. This morning, another neighbor reported the same thing. So, that was very encouraging news. We won't know about our house until we check for ourselves, but I would be surprised if our power is not on. We've paid for the spot we are in through tomorrow morning, and so we'll probably stick here until then, at least. Rain is expected Tuesday. Once that starts, we are hopeful the fire will be history.
While we were up at the house, we harvested six ears of corn. Yay! I kind of hit a wall, spirit-wise, yesterday, and finding some ripe corn really lifted my spirits. We also picked all the ripe tomatoes.
So we ended up just doing some errands yesterday. Before we left on our trip, we considered getting our flu shots. We decided against it, since I can be sensitive to vaccines, and I didn't want to get sick. Since we're home, it seemed as good a time as any. I'm feeling fine this morning, although it did give me a sore arm. We needed to pick up a few things at the grocery store. When we got back to the RV, we took a little walk around. The sun is a dull red orb in the sky. The smoke filters it so that it's possible to look at it with your naked eye.
This being Sunday, I'll be linking up with:
Today we'll be heading up to the house again. Hopefully, we'll find the power is on. We may even find the road open. This is what we saw yesterday. This is one of the main roads into our house. If you could see down the road at the intersection, you'd see about 20 fire vehicles lining the sides of the road.
We expect this road will still be closed, but we may find another avenue to the top of the hill opened at this point. The Level 3 evacuation zone has been significantly reduced, and so things are beginning to return to normal. As always, we're keeping our fingers crossed. There's a good chance of rain coming on Tuesday and through the rest of the week. It can't come soon enough.