A thick brown blanket of smoke is hanging in the sky above us, raining down little bits of ash. The schools are keeping the kids inside because the air is unhealthy to breathe. All the local channels have been doing non-stop wildfire coverage and they're reporting that tens of thousands of acres have burned and hundreds of houses have been destroyed.
I've been looking around my house wondering what I would take with me if I was told I had to evacuate immediately - Erik and the kids, the dog, our computers, some clothes and quilts. I'd want to take some fabric and sewing stuff, but we wouldn't have room so I'd let it go. Same goes for the art on our walls. When it comes down to it, the only really important thing is that the people and animals you love are safe.
My heart goes out to the people who can't be in their homes right now. I've made a donation from my kokoleo funds to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. If you've made a kokoleo purchase in the last few months, a portion of that money went to help others today. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. This sucks.