2nd January .2020 Bushfires closer

Fires moving in. Latest one 7kms across the lake. Thanks for your love and concern. We’ve been lucky so far, and the power has stayed on, meaning my air-conditioner can cool and clean the air. One of the problems is floating embers that can travel on the hot air for a long distance, and once they touch down it is a match to a bonfire. I am surrounded by trees as you see here, which is usually lovely. You can se the smoke in e air like a mist. I’m not being dramatic, but Im not being complacent either. I can no longer see to drive, and my only and safest option is to stay put, keep inflammable things indoors and the wood damp ( with water restrictions). We cant rely on hose pressure, as other places have learned, but I am in an aged comunity and there are fire brigade standpipes all around the perimeter if they get here. Its not something we can ignore. ‘Watch and Act is kur current level. It only takes a lightning strike, or a stupid cigarette butt. In the meantime we are watching huge floods in other parts of the globe. All very odd. My family and all my friends are in the same position.

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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