It's too hard to work and worry and worry and work and then try to blog on top of that. So I'll let my Twitter stream tell my tale:
This "Station Fire" is WAY too close to my house. WAY. Not dangerously close--maybe 3, 4 mi away?--but too close. Em's freaking, poor kid. about 17 hours ago from TweetDeck
They're evacuating people from Station Fire to the high school directly south of me. That means they don't think fire's coming here, right? about 14 hours ago from web
I really need to stop obsessively refreshing @latimesfires and go to sleep. Anyone wanna take the sucker bet on whether that'll happen? about 14 hours ago from web
Thanks for the concern, folks. 500 houses evacuated, but a coupla miles from here. Been up since 4:45. It's hard to breathe w/o actual AIR. about 8 hours ago from web
So what's a girl to do when she can't breathe or sleep? I'm thinking of catching up on Project Runway. Then Models of the Runway, of course. about 8 hours ago from web
Ash falling like snow. I want Baroy and the kids OUT of here; they're heading to Glendale to spend time at the mall. about 6 hours ago from web
They're just not getting a handle on this fire. And it's possible that I'm going to burst into tears at any moment. For no real reason. Fun! about 3 hours ago from web
My house=just to the left of this smoke plume http://twitpic.com/flzkn 38 minutes ago from TwitterFon
(I sent that pic from the street behind my office...) 37 minutes ago from web
So, there you have it. I'm going to take the kids--and Baroy, if he'll come--somewhere for the evening, to keep them out of the heat and smoke as much as possible. Baroy's had them at the movies today; N has a doctor's appointment later this afternoon closer to my office. So hopefully their lungs won't be completely blackened by the time they get a handle on this sucker.
But it's scary out there, man. I really wish it were only the moon this time, too.