Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Fires, Storms & Wednesday Worthy

So Monday we had a fire in the hills behind out house. We were lucky this was a couple of miles from our house and moving away from us.

This is from our backyard.

This is close up to the fire before the police closed off all the roads. Note: We were not in the way of any emergency vehicles.


A huge shout out to the Fire Departments! They got crews on the ground, and both water and fire-retardant dropping aircraft in the air, very quickly and knocked down the worst of it in about six hours.

Then Tuesday we had a massive storm cell with thunder, lightning and torrential rains move through. This isn’t a great picture, but can you see how hard it’s raining? It was wild!

More possible thunderstorms are predicted today…which isn’t ideal for us. We planned to go out to dinner for my birthday. We won’t go if it’s pouring and snarls the traffic. Even this chocolate cake–

–isn’t worth fighting Southern California traffic in a downpour. Trust me, people in So Cal can’t drive in the rain! But I can’t really complain since the kids are all coming out this weekend, bringing the food and cake, and doing all the cooking too. I’m looking forward to that!

Now for our Wednesday Worthy candidate. I chose him because he looks like he looks like he could be a fireman taking a break.

So what do you think, is he worthy?


11 comments to “Fires, Storms & Wednesday Worthy”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    August 2nd, 2017 at 5:49 am · Link

    Ack! That’s some scary stuff there. I’m so glad you weren’t in the path of that. :hugs:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope the storms hold off long enough for you to go out. I’m not sure anyone anywhere can drive in the rain anymore. Or in nice weather. Or on hills. Or straightaways. It’s been an ugly year for car accidents here.

    Have an awesome get together with your kids! :hugs:

    Yep, he’s worthy. I can totally see him as a firefighter, too. =o)

  2. Jodie Davis
    August 2nd, 2017 at 7:51 am · Link

    He definitely worthy I love storms here in Wales all it does is rain but never big storms

  3. Jodie Davis
    August 2nd, 2017 at 7:55 am · Link

    Happy birthday a leo the lion that why you got such a imaginative mind an a great writer xxx#creativity?

  4. Jenn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:56 am · Link

    B.e. the base of that hill is about one block, maybe two, away from me, so yeah, scary. We were fortunate and thankful.

    Thanks on my birthday! So true on drivers everywhere, and here in CA motorcycles can “split lanes” which adds more accidents to the mix. It’s insane.

    Hope you’re having a great hump day!

  5. Jenn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:57 am · Link

    Jodie, you live in Wales? How cool! I love the rain too :-)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! You made me feel very special.

  6. Silver James
    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:09 am · Link

    While the rain would help the fires, the lightning is a Very Bad Thing! Just starts more. :( So glad you weren’t in the path but stay aware and STAY SAFE!!!

    I got a pressie in the mail yesterday. Thank you, thank you! I love both books!

    Here’s to the best birthday ever because you’ll be celebrating with your favorite people in the world–your family!

    And yeah, this guy will do. Very nicely. ;)

  7. Dawn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 11:56 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, fellow Leo ? I hope the storms hold off long enough for you to enjoy dinner out.

    I can’t decide on the guy. He has nice arms but I think he needs to lose the sunglasses. I need to know if he has nice eyes to make up my mind.

    I’m glad they got the fire under control quickly.

  8. Jenn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Silver, welcome back from RWA!!! And glad you got the books :-)

    You’re right on the lightning, I was worried about that. And it’s looking ugly today. But the rain really helped. And teh fire guys–heroes! They got control of a fire that had endless fuel.

    Thank you on my b-day. I’m very grateful for my family, especially in this physically challenging year.

    Hope you’ve rested up from RWA. Happy Wednesday!

  9. Jenn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Dawn, thank you and Leo’s Rock :-) If it does storm at dinner, we’ll figure out an alternate plan.

    I know what you mean about seeing his eyes.

    Happy Wednesday!

  10. Viki S.
    August 2nd, 2017 at 2:35 pm · Link


    I hope that you and Wizard are able to go out for dinner. Fighting traffic is awful even without rain so I hope it’ not too bad and you two get to celebrate and have a great time.

    That fire shot is so frightening. Thank heaven for the firefighters and them keeping you safe. It’s crazy how close it is to you :(.

    That’s Aunt Lydia’s (or Linda) cake from Cheesecake Factory isn’t it? I LOVE it too ;).

    The guy works for me.

    Have fun tonight!

  11. Jenn
    August 2nd, 2017 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you! I don’t know if we’re going to dinner or not. It’s pretty miserable looking outside. And yes, that’s Lydia’s chocolate cake :-)

    I’m very grateful to the firefighters. No home were lost so that’s excellent.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

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