Sunday, September 12, 2010

Really, Mother Nature? Really?

Dear Mother Nature,

We had an agreement: once Labor Day passed, we were home free as far as fires go.

This year, we made it all through the summer without one. single. fire.

And then came Labor Day.  I breathed a sigh of relief, thinking we were out of the woods.

Boy, was I wrong.  The Fourmile Fire burned (and is continuing to burn) 6,400 acres; it's only 73% contained and has burned 166 structures.  I'll give you the Fourmile Fire, as it started on Labor Day, and our agreement was once Labor Day passed we were home free.

Today, however, was completely uncalled-for.  700 acres west of Loveland and not a bit contained.  Really?  Today is *clearly* a violation of our agreement.

Who the hell peed in your Cheerios?  Can't you just smite the person who pissed you off and get on with it? 

The rest of us are tired of breathing in smoke and worrying about how fast the fire is moving and which of our friends is next to be evacuated.

So, really, just smite the person you're pissed at and be done with it already bitch.

Fed up with fires already


Christy said...

I've been watching the news on this. I lived in Leadville for about 3 years. It's a little scary.

Mr. Daddy said...

"Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price". ~Napoleon Hill

Just saying....

hope it gets better for you guys

Fickle Cattle said...

Wow. I'm not really knowledgeable on forest fires (it doesn't happen often in my country) but I guess it's really common in yours. So reading up on it now. Thanks!

Fickle Cattle

Mrs Mom said...

Stay safe out there girl. Let me know if you need SCBA;s ;)

GunDiva said...

We had a rather wet winter/spring, which extended well into May, so we were greener than usual come August. Then it just...dried up. Usually we get some rain and snow in September, but instead, this year we've had single digit humidity. Yes, Mrs Mom, I said *single digit* humidity.

So would those of you in the humid south or PNW please send some moisture our way? We'd be so grateful.