posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:10 AM
One of those fires was literally right behind our property. I was listening to the scanners and frequently checking online news sources to see what I
could find out. It was very scary, and I am extremely lucky that my family and house were spared.
There was a huge grass fire a couple of months ago in a small town near where I live, and just a couple of days ago they had another in the same area,
and it was sad that so many people that I know lost everything they had. What I find ridiculous is that they didn't ban barbecue pits, because I know
at least one fire started that way.
It has been so many months since it has rained where I live, and everything is so much drier than usual, even for Texas. It is crazy. The ground is
even cracking in places where I live. I just stepped outside a few minutes ago, and it is actually COOL. A nice breeze, and a nice change for the
summer. Too bad there is no rain though.
I read that there were over 60 fires in the state when I was looking for information about my local fire, which is just insane. The wind that day was
also blowing up to 60 miles per hour, and was a headwind to where I live, which surprised me given that the fire went the opposite direction. I urge
everyone from the state to donate whatever they can to the organizations that are accepting donations to pass out to the victims. I have been doing
this myself as well as urging my family to do the same.
As for Rick Perry, I do not personally know anyone that cares too much for him. Especially after the whole slashing of the public education funding,
which was a joke. This is just another one of his screwups, and I hope and pray that he never wins another election, even if he was only running for
school board president of some 1A school district.