We heard right away this morning that parts of southern California were on fire. I knew the Santa Ana winds had picked up so all it takes is a discarded cigarette to start the fires in this very dry area. Right here where we are, we're ok. But we can see smoke in the distance and as we made our way around in the car today, they kept breaking into the broadcasting to warn of certain parts of the different freeways being closed because the fires were right down along the highway. Right at this time, the wind has died down but they are expected to pick up again tonight. Wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles an hour are forecasted for later. They do such a great job of warning the residents of the different areas of the approaching fire danger. There's been on going covereage on the television and radio all day.
One of the things I saw on the TV this morning was the battering that Catalina Island was getting....caused by the high winds and the surf. The bulkhead and beach area at Avalon, where we were just visiting a couple weeks ago was really getting blasted by the surf.
Bob and I took off this morning and he took me to Hope's doctor. He said I still have some crackling sounds in my lungs but no elevated temperature and my ears are fine. He sold me an Albuterol inhaler so I think that well really help with my breathing.
After that we ventured over to Baldwin Park to the In-N-Out Company Store. It was so fun to buy a few things there and then cross the parking lot and have some lunch. From there we came back into Pasadena and visited The Container Store. Wow, what a place that is ! That store has everything you can imagine in the way of containers & storage items.
Bob woke up feeling miserable this morning~probably has the start of what I have. But he was a good sport and drove me around....he's now taking a nap.
Still not sure when we're heading home but it will be in the next few days...until next time, Linda