We are leaving the vehicles loaded up today in case the wind changes. We aren't totally out of the woods yet. Yes, the Saturn is packed to the gills, and I still don't have room for all the guitars and amps. You are right... if we bail out, we will have to head down towards Albuquerque. There is only one way out from here.
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Bb ..................Dude .................you are one Cool Cookie !!
That is a very scary Picture you've posted ..... real glad the wind is on your side today !!
Still doing a rain dance though !!
lyric from "Out in The Fields"
Gary Moore 1952-2011
Had to bail on our gig last night to rush up here and evacuate the dogs (couldn't find the cat). Got back down to the bar around 10:30 or so and played the rest of the gig. All of us were a little preoccupied... don't know how the recording is going to sound. I had so much stuff in my car that I had to leave the amp and guitars I was playing at the bar. Fortunately I know they will be safe there.
Thanks for all the good wishes and support, fellers, we are lucky to have good friends like DB and his wife, Becca, and others to help out.
Good to hear - will continue to keep all fingers crossed. Good luck. Nice to see you've got such a great bunch of friends.Blindboy wrote:Well, we still have a house.
Here's to wishing you some rain in the very near future.
- Henry Ford
Well, the fire is over 90,000 acres now, but still not directly threatening us. The winds are strong and shifting unpredictably, though, so we are still staying ready to evacuate. I can't get to work, so I am working around the property, raking pine needles and trimming trees. Can't hurt...
"I'm So Lonesome I Don't Even Have Me No Friend, I've Done So Much Crying Will I Ever Laugh Again" - Peter Green
That does sound pretty funny. What I am actually doing is trying to remove fuel, in case embers start blowing my way.MikeJackal wrote:Apologies for my twisted sense of humour in advance, but that sounds like something out of a cartoon to me, you just get the garden looking nice and the trees nicely pruned and the fires comes and frazzles them all
Yessir, that's a hard job!MikeJackal wrote:big thumbs up for the fire fighters, must be one hell of a task.
If you zoom in on the map, and look due west of the ignition point (the little flame at the west end of the big red blob), you can see a little maze of roads... one of these is Forest Rd 134. Coming off of FR 134 is a little road that runs north and south, and looks like a "J". That is my road. (if you click on 'hybrid' on the map, it is actually possible to zoom in and see our house) We are less than two miles from the fireline. (and the wind has just shifted from the east and picked up )
I'll try and keep the fingers double crossed for you - good luck. Stay strong.
Good advice, that's why I've been raking up needles around the house and studio. Fortunately the roof on the house, and the one on the studio are metal. The garage is shingle, but in good shape. All of our buildings are in good shape, I just need to get combustible material (pine needles, dead grass, etc...) away from them.LeftyCanuck wrote:In wildland/urban interface fires a lot of buildings are lost not due to direct flame from the fire front but due to airborne burning embers - so if you've got time, I'd be patching cracks, gaps in siding, loose shingles, anything where little burning bits could get lodged and burn. That and trimming back any vegetation and making sure the lawn is well watered can't hurt either!
Perhaps I will be able to go back to work next week. Missing a week of work is going to hurt my finances badly. Still don't know when they will open the road from here to Los Alamos. Going around will take me more than two hours. I may have to move over there until the road is open. (NOT my preferred option!)