I snapped this picture from the community college as I was leaving tutoring last night.
|Waldo Canyon fire|
(AF Academy can be seen in the hills in the photo area above the Po-Po cruiser)
Then a little bit later, after I'd gotten home, Meego texted me from his friend's backyard.
"The fire is going down the mountain"
We went out to have a look, and it was a bit freaky to see flames in real time. My neighbor shared this photo.
|Fire fire go away|
The good news is, firefighters have a predicted date of when they expect to have the fire out. The bad news is, their prediction is for July 16. That's a whole lotta burning still to be done.
So, it's a bit depressing around here. Big fire taking out our pretty canyon(s) plus it's hot hot with no real rain in the forecast, and the air quality is on par with that of Beijing.
Naturally, I'm thinking "Let's Cook!"
Okay, remember that New Year's resolution about cooking more real food? I've been doing pretty well with that BUT COULD BE BETTER. After our road trip, I was looking forward to cooking more real food after all that continental breakfast and gas station cuisine.
The thought of turning on the oven or stove seems ridiculous. Did I mention we don't have A/C? Yes, it is certainly grill season, and while there has yet to be any official bans on grilling in our own yards, it's *ahem* "frowned upon" at the moment for obvious reasons.
I could use a little input here. Last night, it was tuna salad on hard rolls with cheese. Potato salad and watermelon accompanied nicely. It was happily consumed, but the family is probably going to want to eat again sometime.
So, Good Lookin'(s), whachu got cookin;?
Update: Chaco's been taking pics from our house. If you're the praying kind or the rain dancing kind or the head hunter kind or whatever, we're not picky. We'll take anything you've got to alleviate this b*tch of a fire.