I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to chat on the box tomorrow (Saturday). We just got our Level 3 evacuation notice so we have to leave our mountain. Now, I ask you: THIS tiny plume might make its way to us from miles and miles away? True, the gray clouds to the right are the BIG FIRE everybody's seen on the news. And there is another to the left that I didn't catch with my cheapy phone camera. No way to zoom. Seems it jumped the river and is intent on licking up every blade of grass and every tree in north-central Washington.
But the wind is whipping and it's better to be safe than sorry. The entire Okanogan County seems to be ablaze if you look at a fire map. At any rate, no chatting for me tomorrow. I'll be far away and probably not thinking about normal things. *sigh*