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Chrysalis Academy last won the day on July 1 2017

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  1. I'm hoping another good thing will come out of it: more awareness about post-viral/post-bacterial illness symptoms more generally (i.e. "Post Lyme Disease Syndrome"), and a greater awareness among doctors that just because you don't know what's going on, that isn't a reason to discount the patient's reported symptoms. I read this article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend, and while I'm glad that suffering from this is changing some doctor's perspectives, it also made me just shake my head and think, welcome to the club.
  2. Hugs to you. It's really hard when your kid is out of the box, or off the path. My oldest has been chronically ill for 4 years and at this point is essentially bedridden. It's horrible, you feel sad, guilty, angry, frustrated, exhausted, and despairing much of the time. And judged. You really feel judged. Some of that is self-imposed, some of it is real. One thing I can say is that it's essential to avoid comparing your life, your situation, to other people's lives. Especially the highly curated FB/Instagram versions of their lives. It can be crushing and keep you focused on what you have lost
  3. The local paper just reported that two classrooms at Maria Carrillo burned.
  4. Yeah, I've been watching Martin Espinosa's live stream from the Press Democrat on Facebook. He just signed off for now but I'm hoping he'll drive over to MC and do another one. They'll upload the video to the press democrat site later, I think. But the livestream is on the PD FB page.
  5. Oh no. I did hear that an outbuilding was lost but the school was ok, but of course it's a rapidly changing situation. The reporter I'm watching hasn't made it to MC yet. He was heading that way when he got diverted to report on all these neighborhood house fires.
  6. I think Austin Creek Elementary school has been affected but that's not confirmed. It's in the Skyhawk neighborhood in SE Santa Rosa
  7. Maria Carrillo high school. The houses that are burning are the ones across Calistoga Road east of Maria Carrillo, the ones that back up to Annandel State Park and the other open space. Houses on Beaumont Way and Vaughn Ct have burned. The Skyhawk community has lost at least a dozen houses too.
  8. It's so horrific that these people who lost everything in the past few years - here, and in Paradise - are going through this again. My heart is breaking for them. And for us all.
  9. The Shady fire is burning the southeastern edges of Santa Rosa. I'm watching footage of houses right across my dd's bf's high school on fire. They evacuated last night. We're north and east of the evacuation zones but watching it closely. From what I can see the main fire action is in the area exactly between where the Tubbs and Nunn fires burned in 2017. Which makes sense. Lots of fuel out there. These neighborhoods are exactly where we've been looking to buy a house. That plan is now off the table.
  10. Yes, it's so interesting - it's all about flame height. One of our mapping experts has produced this really amazing map showing the effect of flame height on different ecosystems. Turns out - unsurprisingly - that low height flame fires improve habitat for most endangered species while high flame height fires destroys it. Mine too!
  11. I'm actually working on a project right now funded by the state to address forest management & wildfire risk mitigation & resiliency in the North Coast (Sonoma county up to the Oregon border). The Tribes are important partners on the project, sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) on forest management practices. Reinstating controlled burns is their number one priority and we have a group of foresters working with tribal experts on best management practices for controlled burns. They are incredibly important, but land owners are pretty resistant. Lots of opportunities for educa
  12. It's 111 here. No blackouts yet, and our local fire is mostly out, so it's not too smoky. I'm totally freaked out about the wind warnings for Monday night though. Power going out is bad, but the reason behind it - wind that can drive fires into destructive urban infernos - is truly terrifying.
  13. Yup, fires to the east, fires to the north and west. And it's 106 degrees. Not a good day.
  14. That was us this weekend. I'd gone at 6 am for 3 days in a row and come back with nothing. I almost skipped Sunday - surely they didn't get a shipment Saturday night? but I went and got a pack! They were limiting it to one each, so I woke up DH and sent him after a pack too. I feel so much better now! I did feel a bit like a mighty hunter. LOL.
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