YouTube Thursdays - A Song from the Fire Lines

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest

 

 

Heavy smoke and hazardous air quality at our home in Camas remind us of wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington. People can't seem to agree as to the why, but changing weather patterns obviously come into play. Increasing temperatures, drought conditions, and gusty, erratic winds create the perfect wildfire storm, so to speak.  

 

We have been housebound for a week now due to the air quality. Honestly, aside from Finnegan's (Our 5.5 month old golden retriever puppy) pent up energy, we feel lucky. After all, we have a home. Our hearts ache for the people who lost theirs to the fires. And others, who wait in temporary shelters for the go-ahead to return home. Some have no idea if their house will still be standing. 

 

Our thoughts also go out to the exhausted firefighters who battle these blazes, at times, non-stop for hours. This YouTube video caught our eye this morning. It brought tears to me ( Debb ), as it underscores the resilience of the human spirit. And, the harmony of camaraderie and teamwork. They hope the video goes viral - we do too.  

 

 

 

The good news, weather folks say rain is on the way. Showers and potentially severe thunderstorms should show up tonight, with heavy rainfall tomorrow. 

 

Happy Thursday! 

 

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Laura Cerrano
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For me, it’s all about looking for the helpers like Mr. Rogers used to say. That’s what helps us get through all this

Sep 17, 2020 10:27 PM #29
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Debra Leisek
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Thats really something... they are fighting the good fight and have enough energy to keep up their spirits! Wish I could help them somehow

Very touching...

Sep 17, 2020 11:17 PM #30
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This is one of the neat things about AR... our family members are all over the map locations. What is happening where you are ... this post drives it home Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !

Sep 18, 2020 03:36 AM #31
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Thanks Grant Schneider, it was fun to see your friendly face in the gallery. :) 

Sep 18, 2020 04:51 AM #32
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It's 4:51AM here, we've been up for a while as a massive thunderstorm finally blew through. Glorious rain is falling. :) 

Sep 18, 2020 04:52 AM #33
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I could not imagine having to be displaced or losing my home in a fire and I hope that those that lost their homes will have them restored quickly with insurance.

Sep 18, 2020 06:00 AM #34
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Aww, you can just see the exhaustion pouring off those firefighters. And they still had the energy to do something positive.

I'm glad rain is coming. It's certainly needed.

Sep 18, 2020 06:18 AM #35
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Dear Debb & Bernie,

Stay safe. This stuff seems to burn so hot that even cutting back vegetation around your house makes no difference. Very sad for the loss of some of the towns I used to drive through on the way to the rivers or mountains.

Sep 18, 2020 08:12 AM #36
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Thanks for sharing this story, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . The skies here were kind of hazy, too. I think we all are looking for that rain. 

Sep 18, 2020 12:50 PM #37
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Lynn B. Friedman waking to clean air today. :) And, the rain is helping the firefighters. 

Sep 19, 2020 07:40 AM #38
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So much better today, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Sep 19, 2020 07:40 AM #39
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Kathy Streib it really tugged at my heart too. There's a news story today that is a heartwarmer, a 5-year boy sent a Baby Yoda his local firefighters. There was a note attached, "Thank you firefighters.  Here is a friend for you, in case you get lonely. Love, Carter."  Now, Baby Yoda is making the rounds - there is a Facebook page featuring photos of the doll being held by numerous firefighters. 

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Laura Cerrano Mr Roger's philosophy is what the world needs most right now. 

Sep 19, 2020 07:46 AM #41
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Debra Leisek they really are amazing. Fortunately, many of the local communites do a good job giving them support - food, water, supplies. 

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Exactly Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - always great to see YOU. 

Sep 19, 2020 07:48 AM #43
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Brian England and when they lose their home, they often lose years and years worth of memories tucked inside. 

Sep 19, 2020 07:48 AM #44
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I didn't realize you were experiencing this in your neighborhood Debb. Glad you are safe and that the rains should help soon. Looking forward to reading you are out and about again soon!

Sep 19, 2020 08:18 AM #45
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Kat Palmiotti - it's so wonderful to have rain. Weather folks indicate some smoke may blow back in a bit later, but nothing like it was last week. D

Sep 19, 2020 08:44 AM #46
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - These extraordinary hot shots made me sizzle with pride. These guys don't just play with fire, they make wise decisions and put out the fires. God bless them one and all!

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So glad you posted this.  The smoke has been unreal.  What surprised me the most is that when all the outside air is smokey, the inside air is smokey.  There were do it yourself ideas about how to make filters to clean inside air.  A friend of mine has a newer home with changeable filters and they were significantly smokey in only one day. Who knew we had to buy filters in bulk??  Ha ha.  

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