This is us right now! Over 100 wildfires rage throughout Oregon, California, and Washington. We live in Eugene, Oregon where the fires are close! (two children and their families live in California).
Fires started on Monday here in Oregon and continue. A state of emergency should have been called immediately rather than waiting, but that did not occur. Now the planes and helicopters are unable to dump water from above. They must wait for a lot more smoke to clear first.
This is Oregon and Washington, (Called God's country) is on fire too! So far 36 lives have been claimed including 2 young children. I was born and raised in California, had two of my children there, and lived in Washington. The Pacific Northwest truly is a beautiful part of our America and it breaks my heart to watch things to burn to the ground!
This year alone, my husband lost his job due to Covid 19 and now the fires and skies are filled with smoke! I do not usually write blogs unless they are inspiring and uplifting. However, i am breaking my own rules and am sure people would understand. I know spark community is one of caring people.
We are told to stay indoors and do not venture outside unless absolutely necessary as the air is considered 'hazardous'!
This is the first day smoke has not come into our house, and we are thankful our two little parakeets have not been harmed, as their system is not at all like humans.
Not much to say--other than, appreciate each day and each other, as we never know what tomorrow brings!
Thank you for reading today, and i do sincerely hope things are well with you!
NEWS Flash.....Rain was predicted Monday--but we are still waiting!