Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More Fires!

Yesterday was cooler with a high of 34.8C or 94.6F. The wind blew hard most of the day with gusts up to 66 km or about 40 mph. Not good. This morning it is 16C or 60F and dead calm. It is suppose to be cooler today but if like yesterday it is doubtful.


That fabulous lightening storm on Sunday night was beautiful to look at but the end results were not what people wanted. There were 1200 lightening strikes in the forest district and out of that came three major fires. The wind and hot weather fuelled them and they all grew quickly. The number of fire bombers in and out of the Kamloops airport was constant all day.

All three fires have evacuations or evacuation notices. There is one about 15 km from Ashcroft (where we lived) and it grew rapidly. There was a lot of talk on social media if people would get home from the mine but they did. The fires probably were quiet during the night as the temperature and the wind dropped.

I worked in the room painting most of the day. The three walls and closet got a second coat of paint and a bit of priming was done on the ceiling. I then turned my attention to the four doors in that room and painted them. Just the small piece of ceiling left to do and clean up. No pictures until it is cleaned.

I was really sore last night from up and down off the ladder and holding a heavy can of paint. I relaxed on the loveseat until bedtime.

Today, I want to paint the ceiling, grocery shop, and then start cleaning up the room. I need to have that room finished and the door shut. I am tired of working in there.

Until tomorrow……………………….

1 comment:

  1. I seen the fires on TV this morning.....scary situation. We have friends who live in Kelowna west but haven't heard if it will affect them or not. Our situation here in Alberta seems to have eased some. Son travels in western ab and northern bc for work but so far so good out there. Goingbtobsew today....finishing up a dress for a wedding in sept.