Alma, Lisa, Jeanne, et al.,
We were on evacuation alert for 4 days. House tightly shut from
smoke Sunday night through Thursday. Breathing has been difficult,
and now forced to use steroid inhalators and nasal sprays, no fun at
Thankfully, the three surrounding fires did not advance to where
evacuation was necessary. Many of my friends were not that lucky. If
necessary, it would have been to an encampment on the beach, as
there was NO open escape route. The primary North South route I-5 was
shut down on Camp Pendleton, it does run through there. Amtrak also
was out of service into and out of San Diego.
Jeanne had suggested I learn to Surf, my son and both grandsons are
avid surfers. Me, I guess I could paddle.
Anyway, thanks for the positive wishes and thoughts. Now if only the
fires would go out. Containment is not expected before November 5th.
Those Santa Ana (actually in Spanish, Satan's Winds) are projected
to return in a day or two. Oh Joy!