I'm sure most of you have heard of our Southern California fires - the biggest one is only about 15 miles away, and the last 5 days the air has been horrible with smoke and ash, so we are staying in the house all the time. The dogs are getting a bit stir crazy. I've tried playing with them but it just ends up with a barkathon and no real exercise. Pretty depressing knowing 250,000 acres are charred. 800 structures lost, no human life lost amazingly, but of course some pets, horses and untold numbers of wild creatures are victims. We are fairly safe as the winds in our area are almost non existent and that's what is driving the fire down south. Have a list of what to take in case of evacuation though, we've been through this before. Hubby says he may take the girls back to his office tonight; he's got really long straight hallways so they can chase up and down there for a while. It will likely be weeks before the fire is under control.