If you pray, please say a prayer for all those effected by the wildfires burning through Texas.
The fire burning in Bastrop hasn't yet been contained, and the fires burning outside of Houston just keep eating more and more acres of land. We still haven't had any rain, nor is there any in the forecast. It smells like a bbq pit outside.
Thankfully, our house isn't threatened. Saul's sister's house is further west, and is right in the path of the plume of smoke, but she says the fire is still about 15 miles away, which is too fucking close for comfort for me.
We have some friends who have had to evacuate. There are people all over the area that had minutes notice to pack what they could and leave. Because the fire is effecting a heavily-wooded area, with lots of pastures and fields, people are desperate to move their animals out harm's way.