Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Yesterday was quite an interesting day of teaching...
As most of you have heard, 16 wildfires are currently burning throughout Southern California. One is, as Jed put in to his parents "still at least three miles away from our house". Now, we really are not in danger, but the air quality is quite poor, as you can imagine. Little piles of ash were outside my classroom door yesterday, and even the walk to the bathroom would send my students into coughing fits. So, yesterday at noon, we started calling parents and had them come pick up their kids, and we called off school for today...because of the "snow" (aka ash) that is still falling.
Now, as I said, we are safe, but some of my students were evacuated. The picture shows one of the fires. To the left is the city of Foothill Ranch. Several of my students live there. Please pray for them, and for the overworked firefighters. They believe arson is the cause of this and several other fires burning in the area.
We'll keep you updated!