#CarrFire

The fire is now 80,906 acres and 5% contained. I live about ten minutes from the back side of the fire, the fire is moving in the opposite direction. The smoke is terrible. I try to avoid going outside, if it’s not necessary. Yesterday I dragged several bales of hay out for my two horses, and arranged for their water through to fill up by itself. The evacuation center for big animals are closer to the fire than I am. There’s no real threat that the fire will come here, at least not now. I go out to check on the horses a few times a day, but avoid staying out. I feel dizzy when I go outside, even with a mask. The horses seem unaffected, strangely enough.

The other side of town is evacuated, and partly burned down. The fire is raging. Right now it’s threatening small communities on the other side of I-5. There’s talk of an important bridge that threaten to collapse. For three days there’s been heavy air traffic fighting the fire, and there’s more on the way. They say on the news that they have never seen anything like this. People I know have lost their homes. People are scared. No-one is sleeping. It’s crazy. I’ve been using a face mask at home, in my house, since yesterday afternoon. It’s weird, but helps. I have sensitive airways. The past six days of may life, starting with the yellow jackets last Sunday, and the allergic reaction, and now the fire, have been like something from a horror movie. It’s hard to understand what’s happening. I don’t like this feeling of helplessness. I am a giver, I like to be strong, and be there for other people. I usually wake up happy, strong, and excited about the new day. I don’t feel strong right now. Just trying to stay positive, and sharp, conserving my strength. My bags are packed. I’m worried, but relatively safe. I think.

Love,

Ms Zen

27 Comments on “#CarrFire

  1. Please stay safe! Dont take any chances, if there is a need to evacuate, its best to do so. On the positive side, the temperatures seem to be going down next week, hope that is the case where you live. Take care dear friend ❤️

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    • Thank you. I’m trying to think smart. I am ready to go if need be. The temperatures is going down here the next week, from 109 tomorrow to 100 next Sunday. Still a little too hot. Thank you for your kindness.

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  2. Praying for rain and relief for you all out in California. I have family there and the smoke form the Oregon fires was bad when I visited last year. I can only imagine how awful it is to be that close to it.

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  3. Aww I know how it feels to be in that situation. Stay strong and if you need a place, let me know. You probably have people closer to you who will do that for you but I want you to know anyway. ❤️ Do you have a plan for your horses just in case? I remember having to figure that out when we had a horse, very scary. I hope that they can get a handle on the fire. With what happened last year in the Sonoma area and now this, it is heartbreaking. Hugs!!!

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  4. Such a scary time, please keep safe wet towels around your doorways if you find the smoke intruding in your home & if you don’t have a proper mask sometimes a wet hanky or shirt helps a little more than something dry. We have had a few close calls over the years & something changes in the atmosphere, it is a very scary eerie time.
    I’ll keep you in my prayers.

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    • Thank you my friend. The smoke is easing up some, the fire is moving in the opposite direction. I have been wearing a mask, even inside the house. ❤ Thank you ❤

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  5. I’ve seen you in your mask over on Instagram. You know I posted recently about the fires near to us here in England, but they weren’t THAT near to where I am to be worried. Thinking of you and your daughter over there, hope you are safe and ready to retreat if need be. I’ve also seen the fires in your country of birth too. Take care Maria ❤️

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  6. Hope you get some rain soon, this world we inhabit can be so cruel. My heart sinks when people are effected by this. Stay safe and have faith.

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  7. Thank you for keeping us posted and please continue when you can so we know you’re safe.. How scary.. sending prayers..

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    • Thank you so much Kathleen. It is scary. I’m going to try to at least write a few lines every day, for my friends and family to know what’s going on, and that I am still here. I just posted a short update for today. We’re expecting some high winds which definitely will affect the fire.

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  8. I don’t like “liking” this, but just another thought for you and prayers for recovery from the smoke. I didn’t realize you were so close, Maria! Year ago my best friend was evacuated from their new home in Ramona (near San Diego). They were OK and so was their home, but the media photos were absolutely terrifying! Glad your horses are handling the smoke! Take care!!

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