The Thomas Fire.

3rd largest in California, making its way to 1st largest.

I watch the burning via my computer, 70-ish miles south of family who live in Santa Barbara, Summerland, Carpinteria. My family evacuate, return, evacuate again due to cold/high pressure systems (meaning destructive weather occurrences stuck on replay?).

Sundowners. Santa Anas. I grew up with both. But not like this.

My advice to news stations: Keep up the aerial views. Pan out. And thank you.

As for us valley dwellers? We turn on our heat in the morning, the A/C around 2p.m. We watch the news, although sometimes we just can’t. We send money to fire victims. We pray for rain.

This is not the new normal. This is insanity.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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