I’ve become rather obsessed with the fire exploding outside town. It started at 6:00AM yesterday morning. Now, some 32 hours later, it is already bigger than 14,000 acres. They are evacuating people on the north side of town and into the mountains. After going for a swim in the Reservoir this morning, we drove as close to the fire as we could. Although the fire was fascinating, it was the evacuating population that caught my attention. Watching people loading up their vehicles. One man was chasing down his dog. At the evacuation center, young people were gathered in the parking lot because there was nowhere else to go. It’s fascinating how disasters mess with culture.
I worked for several hours yesterday and hope to continue to do so today. I am already deep into the third draft of my book. I also got a lot done on my Elance job. So…today will consist of more editing and hopefully finishing off the first part of the Elance job. It’ll be hard work….but it’ll be worth it. Until tomorrow, here is day three of my memory challenge. It’s different than the others (and kind of cheating), but just go with it.