Started by glenn kangiser, January 30, 2005, 10:24:03 PM
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Quote from: glenn kangiser on July 30, 2008, 10:49:28 PMCrimoney Jeanne. I thought you were going to start a pool on what temperature I was going to roast to. Careful where you poke that tender timer. Friday could be a maybe but I heard depending on the fire behavior it could be 2 weeks or more. Nobody is committing but it s supposed to be a priority. There are still hotspots and crews going into Harry's even as of tonight. I was just up to your place about an hour ago.I surprised 2 Fresno county sheriffs in my cul-de-sac this afternoon. They were nice enough but at first glance at least one of them thought about giving me attitude. We talked a bit about some of the people that were made to leave and my returning and the sheriff mentioned that some of the people who wanted to stay had no business being there as they didn't have a clue what it was like - they just wanted to stay. I guess if you grow big enough huevos to overcome their intimidation then they figure you might be capable of staying. I told them I was patrolling and taking care of our places and wouldn't be leaving until the roadblock was lifted to avoid bothering them. I guess the fire guys report suspicious activity to them also.As soon as I turned around I noticed the most unfriendly officer reach in his car and pull out his bullet proof vest and put it on. I guess John is right. They aren't used to mountain people who can take care of themselves. I never did threaten them or anybody else, but I have been told I can look a bit intimidating if I try. Probably just that 12 gauge in the gun rack making him nervous - up there it shouldn't be a threat. I imagine it's a bit unnerving to think of being at the mercy of a crazy guy who really doesn't give a damn. All in all most are great guys and doing a job that is necessary but unpleasant for the displaced people. I agree - I wouldn't have wanted to be responsible for even one more persons life in the middle of that firestorm.I took you up on your offer of picking the ripe tomatoes and I picked Rhonda's ripe squash when watering there. I figured that way if another crew showed up needing a place to stay and observe fire for the night, at least I could make fresh tomato soup and squash -- stretch the supplies a bit.
Quote from: jeanneschmidt on July 31, 2008, 01:00:35 PMHope you enjoyed the tomatoes. How are the bird house gourds looking? Are there any pumpkins which have not shriveled up? I am trying to remember what we had in the refrigerator.... And I guess the tequila I left in the freezer will still be good when I get back!
Quote from: Alasdair on July 30, 2008, 07:44:33 AMWow! What an adventure!We have had some sleepless nights fighting hill fires with the auxilliary fire brigade here on Knoydart. Good luck Glenn and Sassy. Hope you're safe and sound.Al
Quote from: Sassy on August 01, 2008, 02:12:41 AMWell, just got back to the Underground Cabin @ 2230 7/31... Glenn didn't look too singed, the dogs were safe - couldn't see much of the landscaping Glenn did with the backhoe... but good to be home. Thanks for everyone's thoughts & prayers.And a special thanks to all the fire crews! You guys (and gals) are awesome!!!