06 December 2009

Flirtin' with disaster

Hmm. This entry makes 600 posts.

("But are you a good witch? Or a bad witch?")

Today, holiday lunch with the spouse's parental units. We had a nice time together, and then, because they live that way, drove past the burn area. Looking at it, it's not hard to believe that the Station fire burned over 250 square miles in the San Gabriel mountains.

And right now, the National Weather Service is predicting that it's going to rain like hell for the next five days. We desperately need the rain, but knowing what it's likely to do the denuded hillsides fills is really distressing. And those denuded hillsides include those down here that were ravaged in the fires last fall and in 2007.

(The Weather Channel announcer just said in a voice filled with good cheer, "A high wind watch is in effect for our area!" with "Wizards in Winter" playing giddily in the background.)

It's going to be a long week.

Go listen to some good music: "Flirtin' with Disaster" from the album Molly Hatchett: Greatest Hits by Molly Hatchett. For those who have only recently joined us here, I frequently work on landslide cases. It can be very distressing.

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