My neighbor, Frances, sent these a few minutes ago, taken from her back window. (You who live in snowy areas just don't know how big a deal this is for us.)
Power is out in some neighborhoods, adding to the adventure, so I checked on my friends in those neighborhoods. Anita has a fire going, over which she cooked her lunch. She is all set up with battery powered table lights, radio, everything. She's wearing a fur coat for when she leaves the room where the fireplace is. Vada is wearing a pantsuit with her pajamas under them to keep warm, and two sweaters. Her nephew, a licensed electrician, is hooking up her generator for her, and her neighbors are keeping an eye out for her as well, so she will be okay.
I did it for love of manzanita.
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