Single Status Update
We're still in a very bleak place in Oregon, as wildfires continue to spread. The sun is pink, and everything is grey outside. It's difficult to breathe with all the smoke in the air. At the moment, my area remains at "Level 1" of alertness with fires just a few miles to the south and east. My family is fine, and we have a few options of places to go if we are forced to evacuate.
The advice I gave my children is what I really believe. I told them that our bodies and our memories and knowledge are all we need. "Stuff" is unimportant. We will be fine.
I'm ending this status with a picture from a small town south of here. It's a complete loss for many, and our entire community is in shock. We will support each other as best we can. I plan on making a giant donation to our local Red Cross.
Thanks to all for your kind thoughts. I do appreciate it very much. I appreciate the few moments of normalcy and distraction from you all here in the forums.
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You are too kind, thank you. My collection is nice, but it is just stuff. I was just thinking that when this ordeal is over, I should probably get rid of a lot of this stuff so I don't feel so anchored or attached. I have two backup drives with all our pictures and taxes and files. They are packed and ready by the door.
Thanks very much. I'm a "spiritual lot" too, so I believe it helps. THANKS!
Guys, a good update. Things are turning positive today. The wind has died down, and the temperature is lower. They are now saying the fires won't spread any further. We'll have plenty of smoke still, but that's OK by me.
THANKS for the well wishes. It does help!
Great news, Rick! I believe it helps, too. I'm glad that it's starting to die down. Any updates so far or is it still going OK?