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The Alamo FireI took this yesterday afternoon from the gas station that is down the street from my house

 Last night, from the twitter of the county fire pio


These two I took this morning from my house

Today, from twitter

Last night, taken by a coworker from the 3rd floor of the hospital


The Whittier Fire, from a tower for a local news station

Fire Season

Jul. 8th, 2017 10:01 pm
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 So Thursday afternoon through this morning, my county was under a red flag warning, which means a warning that forest fires are likely with the weather conditions, basically, low humidity, high temperatures, and wind. 

Of course multiple fires started. Thursday afternoon, the Alamo Fire started, north east of me, just off Highway 166. It's moved south and is now directly east of me, 10 miles east of the 101, and I live about a block west of the 101. This morning it was 6000 acres and now it's 20000 acres and only 10% contained. Air tankers have been flying over my house for 2 days now. I imagine firefighter will do everything they can to prevent the fire from getting close to the 101 but I am low key panicking and I am tempted to pack some things and drive myself and my cat to my parents' house. 

The Tower Fire started yesterday from a burning care on the 101, on Cuesta Grade. Only 70 or so acres burned, and it's now 100% contained. 

Today the Whittier Fire started near Lake Cachuma, also caused by a burning car, I heard. On the 6pm news, that fire was 5400 acres and 0% contained. 

I was watching the US vs Panama game on TV when an evacuation alert flashed on the TV. For the whole fucking county, which freaked me out. What a big oops; the online evacuation alert was for the areas around Lake Cachuma. 

I feel bad for my friend Simone. There was a fire by Cachuma last year, and her dad lives near the lake and refused to evacuate. Luckily, he was fine. Now he doesn't have a phone so she doesn't know if he evacuated or not or if he is okay.

Air quality is shit so I have been inside all day with all the windows closed. 

Hopefully, the fire near me is more contained by the time I go to work on Tuesday, because I don't know how comfortable I will be leaving my cat home alone. 
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 First of all, I should start with Mother's Day.

My parents decided to do a BBQ on Mother's Day that was part for Mother's Day and part for my dad's birthday. I figured my Aunt Terra would be sad this year since my cousin is married to a guy in the Air Force and they are out in Texas right now, so I got her a pretty good Mother's Day gift: quite a few bath things from Bath & Body Works. I also got my mom bath things from there. After we BBQ'd and ate, I passed out the Mother's Day gift and my dad's birthday gift.

My aunt looked down at the bag I gave her, before she opened it, and said, "How'd you know my mail box was empty??" As in, my cousin didn't send her anything for Mother's Day, didn't even call of text her. My aunt was almost in tears. Needless to say, I was very glad I got her something more than a card.

My Statistics and Sociology classes were done Thursday. I didn't have time to celebrate, since I worked all weekend, and then my first BSN class started yesterday! But I am excited, because work-wise, I am off from Friday to Wednesday, with a 4 hour work class on Tuesday. A whole weekend off, and a holiday weekend at that!

I plan to go eat Thai food with Alyse and Halie on Friday, and we'll possibly also go to Solvang for all the delicious baked goods there. My parents and I might BBQ again Monday, so I will have Saturday and Sunday to do whatever, relax a bit, plus do some classwork.
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I feel like I have so much to do.
 
  • today is my dad's birthday
  • I work Friday and Saturday
  • Sunday is Mother's Day
  • I can get extra credit for my Sociology final (which is an essay) if I turn it in Monday by 1pm; have not started yet
  • take home test for Statistics is due Tuesday
  • welcome call to Grand Canyon University is Wednesday
  • Sociology final is due by 1pm Thursday
  • Statistics homework is due Thursday by 2pm (online)
  • Statistics final is Thursday at 2pm
  • I work next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • I start my bachelor's program Monday May 22nd
I am so exhausted. I have no caffeinated beverages in my house. It's !:30am and I am so hungry.
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I didn't get my hopes up for Doctor Who (I'm just not a fan of where Steven Moffat has taken it), but actually it wasn't bad. I like Bill so far.

I am not that into the newest Doctor Who spinoff though, Class. It's  basically the Sarah Jane Adventures without Sarah Jane.

I haven't yet gotten time to watch the newest season of Call the Midwife, or the new shows The White Princess or Mary Kills People. Saving Hope has been excellent though. I love Charlie, currently dislike Alex. And I still have the season finale of The Expanse to watch.

My DVR is 63% full. Hopefully after my current classes end May 18th, I will have more time to watch TV? Though it seems like I am starting my bachelor's degree May 22nd, so who knows. At least those classes will be all online.

Burned Out

Apr. 10th, 2017 01:14 pm
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Lately I feel as though I am doing a millions things at once. I am working full time nights, and I was being oriented to shift lead; now I actually can shift lead. I am taking a semester long statistics class in person, as well as an 8 week online sociology class. Plus there are shows and movies I'd like to watch and books I would like to read. About 75% of my DVR is full and I am behind on The Expanse and Call The Midwife. And I still haven't watched the latest season of Sherlock (I'm afraid that I will be disapointed).

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