Sunday, July 21, 2013
According to The Town Crier, the fire had burned twenty seven thousand, two hundred sixty-five acres. Thanks to the overnight rain, the wildfire was being tamed being sixty eight percent contained.
Firefighting personnel was down to one thousand eight hundred sixty one firefighters. One DC-10 had been released. There were still eighty seven fire engines, thirteen helicopters and seven fixed-wing aircraft.
Because of past and forecasted rains through Tuesday, there are now threats of mudslides. If it is not one thing it is another.
After thorough cleaning, power washing the deck and cabin, the windows were washed. Curtains, sheets, spreads, everything washable was packed to be brought back to Jojo's home to be washed free of the not so pleasant odor of smoke.
Furniture was returned to its proper location, photos were rehung as well as other decorative cabin accessories.
What a difference from the pile what was in front of the fireplace.
The cabin is now ready for the next renters.
If you ever would like a break from your routine, you just want to get away, maybe you would just like to rent the cabin for a weekend or even a week or two.
Who could resist the Jacuzzi hot tub that we were way too exhausted to enjoy after our showers at the end of each day.
Even though we were in the throws of anxiety, there still remained the tranquility of being high on the mountain, thankfully being surrounded by majestic pine and other trees.
Just before we left for home, I captured these shots below of the results of our work outdoors. We had a nice, clean hillside in front and in back of the cabin. We also had sore, tired bodies that need to heal from strenuous work as well as our emotions that were stressed by the uncertanity of which direction the wind would push the fire.
|combustibles under fire proof tarps|
|Another view from the road|
RAIN CLOUDS NOT SMOKE!