Andy took these pictures last Thursday. The latest report says the fire has burned about 22,000 acres and is now 50% contained. Hopefully there will be no more surprises. There was one last weekend — they closed State Route 4, the one needed to get to the land, so Andy stayed home Sunday. But they lifted the restriction the next morning.
And, of course, other fires are breaking out in the state. It is that time of year.
In the meantime I’ve been dealing with the phone company. Our phone had a lot of static on it Monday morning, and my internet was out. I’ll spare you the details, but it turns out the problem is intermittent. I’ve spent many phone calls going through their menus, hearing different stories from different people, getting put on hold, etc. But I do know a lot more about the system than I did before. We had a similar problem Tuesday morning, so from time to time I reset the system by unplugging and reconnecting everything. Eventually it started working again, and so far (I’m writing this Wednesday afternoon) everything is working fine. And just as important, if it happens again:
For me getting curious, gathering information, and making plans is a lot more fun than feeling frustrated. Does that work for you too?