I’ve been totally absent for a while, but it’s not actually related to the fire which has now burned 43 square miles of the desert. I’ve been completely without Internet access until yesterday.
The fire is still raging, only 40 miles from my home. This is Day 12 and the fire is now 45% contained.
It’s looking like we’ll be fine at this point. The fire is moving away from us, leaving the previously burnt area as a firebreak between us and the active blaze.
It’s not time for a sigh of relief yet, but at least I don’t have to hold my breath any longer.