Two years ago Santa Rosa suffered major loss of lives, homes, and property when a wildfire swept across the northern part of town, just a couple of blocks from us. This year the fire was a couple of miles farther to the north when it was finally stopped — we hope — last night. This time the situation was exacerbated by a “public safety” shut down of the electric grid throughout much of Northern California. It’s been a rough, stressful few days, but it looks like Fire Chief Grumble-Face might make it through and ride again soon.
PS: These masks are absolutely useless if you have a beard.