We spent the past four days sheltering from the Thomas Fire flames and smoke at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara on the Gaviota coast. Don't be too jealous: the air was so poor we were rarely outside, but were very grateful for the stay and thanks to Bacara for the hefty "evacuee discount" rate. The good news -- Cooper is an amazing traveller. We came back into town yesterday (Dec 12th) for my pre-chemo blood work.
In an hour I am off to CC for my round 3 (or 9 depending on how I'm counting) of chemo. It certainly feels like the world is ending -- not just my life, but everything! It was a surreal experience to leave the house, emotionless, taking only our wedding album and important papers. To Our Oxford friends who have been asking, our house is just over a mile from the mandatory evacuation zone and not in any real danger. But the air quality is horrible. Last Thursday it topped 400 on the AQI, off the charts! off I go to CC and after chemo we hope to leave town to find more healthful air for a few days.
Hugs to all and a huge thank you to the 7,000+ firefighters who worked so hard to save life and property.