Pray for LA
The advantage of living just up the coast from LA is that we get the news stream from LA. So I spent too much of the afternoon google mapping where the fires are ravaging the hills around the LA basin. The disadvantage of having gone through one fire close up is that I know the chaos this creates. The constant whump, whump, whump of helicopter blades all through the night and then, if you are evacuated, the total uncertainty whether or not your house and belongings have survived. Pray for the brave men and women out on the fire lines and up in the air making hazardous drops even at night.