Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Much Better

Today is much better than the past few days have been, and I'm so thankful!  We have gone from temperatures of over 100° F, to 80's today.  I accomplished quite a bit before noon, including pulling a ton of weeds in the garden.  I'm sure there will be more to replace them, but for now, it is satisfying to see the piles of pulled weeds.

I also took my mom to get her driver's license renewed, and amazingly enough, there was no line!  I don't think I've ever been there when it wasn't packed.  After that, we went to the grocery store, and again, hardly anyone there, and no lines!  I have no idea where everyone is, but is sure was nice to be a bit spoiled by not having to wait at all.


As good as it feels to be outside today, we have rather smoky skies.  The sunlight has a red cast to it, and serves as a sad reminder that our western states are burning up.  I am praying for all of the firefighters as well as the residents displaced by evacuation, and the hundreds of people experiencing the loss of their homes.  Having lost a home and everything but cars and the clothing on our backs to fire, I know just how they feel, and it's devastating.  I am praying for cooling temperatures and rain in the active fire areas, and for no more fires to get started.

1 comment:

  1. The smoke is choking us down here as well. It sure is sobering, so many have lost so much.