---Alice Abrams

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Signing on - again...

HELLO! I think my wireless set-up is complete. I've said that about 100 times so far but this time, I really think it's working. I say that with bated breath, afraid to put a hex on things...
I think last time I was out of commission was my computer.

Okay, it's going to be a long, hot summer and we're breathing smoke from lots of fires, primarily the Piute fire just east of us, about 30-40 miles. It was 100 here at noon today but only made it up to 109. I was afraid it was going to be worse.

I really feel for all the people who are being impacted by all the fires in the state. Our firefighters are frazzles and need replacements. I do not know how these guys and gals can suit up in the gear they have to wear and then add all the tools and packs! And it isn't as though they're heading to the North Pole! Sheeesh, it's gotta be nearly 1000 degrees where they are and I cannot for the life of me figure out how they manage. God bless 'em!
So, hopefully I can catch up with everyone this week. I know, more bated breath....


Linda said...

First off, Gracie, welcome back!

Second, your blog loaded really quick for me today! Woohoo!

Third, I totally agree with you about the men and women who go out there and fight those fires. How they do it is totally beyond me and they all deserve a medal or something better.

Hope it cools off a bit for ya today. Our humidity levels have finally dropped so perhaps I'll feel more like a human being out this way!

Love ya!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

woo hoo it's gracie!!! hi sweetie! i got your blog up easily today too! first time in ages i have been able to load it!

smiles, bee

Sandy B & Dick said...

Welcome back! Hope everything stays running smoothly...and those fires are soon GONE:-)

Linda said...

I've been thinking about you with all the fires in CA. I don't know how the firemen stand the heat from all the fires. There are several firemen in my extended family....I should get their input.

Try to stay cool.

Sanni said...

Thank you so much for all your kind comments during the pregnancy, on my photoblog and on Lily's birth announcement, Gracie.

I'm trying to return to "normal" now that my life comes back to "sort of normal", too. *g*

crazy working mom said...

Welcome back, my dear.

Just wanted to let you know that your blog loaded for me. It's been a while since I've been able to see you here. :)
Whatever you've done, you've done well. YAY!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Good to have you back honey. I missed you something awful. Fingers crossed that things work well this go round.

I'm tried of smelling the smoke too. It's awful. Bless each and every firefighter out there. They are working their behinds off.

Big hug honey. :)