Thursday, June 12, 2008
6/12/08 This will be a good news, bad news post. The good news is that last Saturday, we got a new tenant for our Woodland house and after completing a few chores on our rig, we were able to leave Sacramento yesterday morning. The bad news is that we drove up to Magalia to see Dave and LaVerne Markle, friends from the RoVing Rods. Magalia is located right above Paradise and not far from Chico where a brush fire started yesterday, called the Humboldt fire. It has now burned over 8000 acres and spread to Paradise, and we are trapped here. There is only one open road to leave here and it is packed with the people who have HAD to vacate their homes - the rest of us have been told to stay put. So we are glued to the TV watching the news and hoping that soon there will be some real progress fighting this fire. One of the biggest problems was the winds yesterday and today but they died down this afternoon and hopefully, it will be calm tomorrow. In the meantime, we are having a good visit with Dave and LaVerne, eating too much, and also feeling sympathy for the all the other people in our country who are having problems - the people in the mid-west where floods and tornadoes are causing devastation.