We're surprisingly OK this time (so far), but thanks for the inquiry Jim. I've actually been meaning to bump this thread the last few days to express my ire that every time the wind kicks up out here now, some idiot arson ******** have to start running around starting fires all over the place. It's absolutely ridiculous. They're pretty sure this is arson, since 3 different fires started within an hour or two of eachother, all in close proximity to eachother.
So now, for the 3rd time in just 2 years, the L.A. Valley area burns to the ground. It's just amazing how extensive these fires are too. They've been canceling a lot of classes at Moorpark College, where my wife teaches, but that's about the extent of our immediate involvement this go-round. We do know a lot of people in the affected areas though, who are packing up their most valuable and cherished possessions and getting the hell out of Dodge.
It's just bull**** that some windy weather means that mental cases out here have to start torching **** all over the place. I say these people fry in an electric chair, rather than just spending a couple years in the pen when they get caught, like usual. Just stupid.
I hope the rest of the SoCal'ers are doing ok though. Haven't heard from Bonk yet, but I'm guessing he may be the closest JD'er to the fires.... So chime in Matt and let us know how you are!