Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oregon is burning

And my kid is there earning her Forest Service wages as part of a 20-person hand crew somewhere in the Cascades. I'm going to be a bit distracted for the next 14 days. This isn't what she does most of the time, so I'm still getting used to it when she gets called out on fire details.

The kid herself is psyched. This fire means she gets to escape Texas heat for two weeks -- which goes to show just how incredibly steamy east Texas is in August if fighting a forest fire in Oregon looks like a break.

(Photo lifted from National Interagency Fire Center web site)


  1. oooh, i'll light a candle and say a prayer for her safety.
    it's raining here in my part of texas..and supposed to rain till this weekend..whoot!

  2. I'll keep a good thought for your brave daughter!

  3. She must be one very strong young woman. And I'd bet you're more uncomfortable in Texas in August than she is in Oregon fighting a fire. We'll all send her good thoughts.


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