That is the best the birthday wish a girl could have !
This a perfect ending for my days on LJ ... this is my last post.
I have a friend whose Mom was the 13th child born on the 13th day of August and married at age 13 with kids 13 years apart from youngest to oldest. I would say that is pretty amazing !
FLAGSTAFF (NAZ Today)– A controlled burn is producing a large plume of smoke above the western edge of the Schultz Fire, but the controlled fire helped to contain the main fire.
The fire grew slightly to 14,800 acres, but the big news is that successful burnout operations helped crews increase containment on the fire, to 40 percent.
The smoke from the burnout began rising at about 12 noon today, and the large plume began spreading eastward over Highway 89.
Malis-Clark said that the burnout is working. “It’s going very well,” she said. ”It’s being done today to help ‘button up’ the fireline before the forecast ‘red flag’ high wind event tomorrow.”
According to the National Weather Service, winds will start out calm in the morning Friday before picking up to sustained south-southwesterly winds of 20-25 mph in the afternoon, with gusts in the 35 mph range. Breezy conditions are expected to continue into the early morning hours Saturday.
Firefighters will work through the night to continue to improve fire lines and mop up along existing lines.
This is a Big, Bad Fire !
I have been evacuated for 3 days and now have been allowed to return home with the beast still burning ! It is an unsettling feeling with the plumes of smoke still going off all around. The smell of campfire is in the air and in the house. The smoke seems to be staying away so I will have to thank the wind for blowing today and blowing it a good direction.
We are on day 5 of the fire.
Schultz Fire Update -- June 24, 2010, 1:00 pm
Reward offered for information on Schultz Fire
Flagstaff, AZ – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking information concerning the person or persons responsible for causing the Schultz Fire, which has cost nearly $3 million in suppression costs.
The Forest Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Schultz Fire Update -- June 24, 2010, 10:00 am
Fire Fire Facts From Inciweb
Well, it has been awhile since I posted last....I was really hoping to have more skunk stories to tell but I have not caught anymore.
Since the snow has melted everyone has crawled out if their homes ready to clean up after the winter storms so I have been quite busy lately. Suzanne's Handy Service is getting busy these days :-) I suppose I could really think of a better name for my service but truly it works for me.
I really felt out of place this winter in my Saturn Vue, it is truly NOT a Flagstaff vehicle. Everytime I passed by some of my favorite back road spots, knowing I could not get there in the Vue, it made me sad so you know what ? I went and did it ..... :-)..... I went and bought me a brand new Jeep Wrangler !
I am still in shock and disbelief over the deal .... I am not quite sure how I did it exactly but I did ! :-) It only had 11 miles on it when I drove it away !
It's color is magic green with black trim stuff ..... it is so basic too ! Manual roll up and down windows, got to use the key to open the doors .....basically everything inside is manual except the transmission and locking in hubs. The top comes off 3 different ways :-) doors come off, windshield folds down AND the stereo plays the ipod with 6 speakers !!!!
The Jeep logo these days is "Life is Good"
I think I will have to go with that !
Of course I got a free hat thrown in with the deal, naturally is says "Life is Good" with a jeep on it :-)