Tuesday, September 23, 2014

King Fire continues..the 2nd monday

 I woke up Monday morning feeling pretty good about the fire.  We hadn't seen smoke plumes since the past Thursday.  The fire has been mostly traveling north, north/east.  While there was still danger from the south west corner near Camino at slab creek, we were feeling like they had it under control.

When I came home from getting the kids from school I saw these smoke plumes/clouds.  My heart started racing.  Fear and panic set in.  I didn't let the kids know I even noticed them.  Alyssa has been scared enough but the fire and was finally starting to relax.  I immediately came
 in and logged in on the internet to see if there were any updates.  Eventually I found out they were doing back burning on slab creek to try and help build a better fire break.  Man I hope those hold!!!

Today is a red flag warning and not good for our fire.  The good news is the winds should be posting north but the bad news is there could be gusts of wind and the fire could have a rapid rate of spread.  Again, hoping it will be away from our house/town. 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

I don't know who took this picture but of all the photos shared, this is my favorite.  Brings out so much emotion for all of us that live here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday King Fire

It is a smokey mess here today.  I don't even want to go outside...completely choking air.  Ed went to work today and his clothes smelled like smoke just from being outside to go to his vehicle to drive to work.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday King Fire

 This is what it looks like to be packed and ready to evacuate.  I don't think home owners insurance would cover our quad and we don't have it insure under auto...so, better be ready to move that to a safe place!
Fire activity was mostly to the north of us today.  This is a picture taken from the mailbox looking straight down towards my property..

How close we are

See the little red dot I made on the bottom of the map?  That is how close we are to the fire.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

King Fire Wednesday

Today the fire continued to spread north and north east.  Good news for us but not such good news for Swansboro and the ice house area.  The fire grew to 28,000 acres burned.  Today it was reported on the scanner that one home has been lost at the east end of the fire.  So sad for that family. 

We will continue to hope the winds are favorable for us and do not switch to south and south west.  We actually have fire activity within 3 miles of our home from the north and the east.  Please wind cooperate and stay north and north east.

Schools are set to re-open tomorrow.  We will asses in the morning if we are comfortable sending them back to school.  The fire is still within 2 miles of Kayla's school and if it did hop the freeway it could also reach Alyssa's school.  It makes things more difficult when you have to race to two different schools to pick up kids in a possible emergency evacuation. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

King Fire Tuesday pictures

A friend took this picture at Safeway which is about 2 miles from our house.

These photos were taken around 1:00 today.

I walked up to the mailbox and took this photo..our house is about 6 acres down from this point.

King fire Tues 12:55

King fire by our house Monday at 1:45

Monday, September 15, 2014

King Fire, pictures from our yard

 I copied this photo from a friend but all of the rest of these photos were taken from my yard throughout the day.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New haircut

 Mommy gave me a new haircut because I couldn't stand getting the tangles brushed on my long hair. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mommy riding kid quad

Alyssa's first quad ride

Kayla's first quad ride

Apple Hill Fun

 The girls went to Apple Hill to feed the goats and have fun in the hay maze.  Summer was a little nervous about feeding the goats but had fun. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer family drawing

Summer made a family drawing and drew an extra baby because she wants to have a baby brother...LOL.
Summer drew a picture of her and Mommy..note she made me have blue eyes!  Great job noticing.