Thanks for your good thoughts. The state continues to be a disaster, as a huge fire is moving north toward Portland. about 10% of the state's population has had to evacuate. The challenge is with so many fires, there isn't a lot of places where people can go. In our little town, several motels have opened up rooms for evacuees. There are people who live 15 miles from here who have lost everything.
It is horrible.
In our own little bubble, things are OK. The fire south of us that caused the evacuation of Lincoln City has been contained; the major North/South highway (101) is open again, and the news said that people who have been evacuated from LC might be able to return sometime today. We had quite a bit of fog and very very cool temperatures yesterday so that was helpful.
The fire east of our house in Eugene is still bad. It seems to be moving North and South and no new evacuation warnings have been issued. So that's positive. The wind is shifting to come from the west which should be helpful, and many more firefighters are headed toward that fire.
The air quality is horrible both places. In Eugene it is at 300. It's down to 165 in Pacific City. Here is our view.
We went to the beach the other evening.
In good news, though, our internet and cable came back on yesterday, and that made me a bit less anxious.
I haven't been able to concentrate on a lot, but here are a few photos for you.
First, the finishing of the fifth clue of the Sharon Show! Last one today! (ETA: nope, no clue 6 til next week).
Second, the Botanical shawl grows a bit.
That's it from our smoky home. Thanks again for the continued good thoughts. Stay safe and hug your loved ones.