Fire update

I’ve gotten some inquiries for an update on the fire situation here. Yes, the fire has continued to grow and has changed direction at times, but it has not come any closer to central, we’re still about 10 miles away from the closest part of the burn region. We are not in the evacuation region. Folks we know have been evacuated, but as far as we know, none of the people we know have lost houses (although peopleĀ they know definitely have.) If anything, we’re less worried about the existing blaze (it’s the “Thomas” fire, for those keeping track) and more worried about the same conditions that stoked that and several other blazes starting another one. We’ve got perhaps another day of the Santa Ana winds ahead, after that things will hopefully be more manageable.

Our town has cancelled its Christmas parade which was to be tomorrow, but encouraging people to go out and stand in, much less march in, the smoky air would’ve been a bad idea.

We just ordered new curtains. Would we have done that if we thought the house was going to go?

Happy holidays from The AAUGH Blog

So here we are, technically still in the last throes of Hannukah, and with Christmas barreling down upon us and the new year just waiting for it to get out of the way. And I just wanted to thank everyone for another year of being the most important part of …

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Peanuts – BANNED!

Friend of the blog Jeff alerted us to the fact that the Dallas Morning News has reportedĀ a list of books banned in the Texas prison system, and on that list is none other than The Peanuts Collection, the book on Peanuts history written by none other than the AAUGH Blogger …

Flames, redux

It was not so long ago that this blog was tracking the Santa Rosa blazes, with their tragic costs and the things that were spared. Now we here at central have another fire to track, one that may be of less consequence to the Peanuts world, but is kind …