I've had to chase of so many arsehats...
Wed Sep 6, 2017 11:32pm

riding around on their ATV's and trail bikes...sans spark arresters...friggen morons. As you know in the great PNW, there's miles and miles of private forest land and access roads of varying quality. A playground normally. But this time of year with most of the roads and trails overgrown with 2 or three foot tall bone dry grass with heavy dry brush and tress just feet away. We had one fire a half mile away last summer that was just timing that kept it from being huge.

  • Wish we could take some of the rain...Poppet, Wed Sep 6 1:41pm
    ...to put out the damn fires. =(
    • I'd have happily loaned you some of mine....Sprout, Mon Sep 11 9:32am
      We ended up with a bit over 42 inches of rain... Including 26 inches in 24 hours. I'm just glad that it was WARM rain as opposed to that cold stuff that falls from the sky up north :)
      • Yeah, that sounded pretty awful.Poppet, Mon Sep 11 2:58pm
        I suppose you got off lighter than many. Hell of a lot of work, expense, and pain-in-the-ass factor, though...
        • Yeah... I'm OK...Sprout, Mon Sep 11 4:00pm
          Had to move a bunch of my stuff so that the drywall and kitchen can be gutted... And I'm helping gut my friends house who got a couple of feet of water as opposed to my couple of inches. I have a... more
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          • Legit silver lining, I s'pose.Poppet, Tue Sep 12 1:10pm
            Nothing like a new bed! =) While things were nasty up here for a few days, I was personally never in any danger and neither were my properties. Nothing in the fire area (and I don't have breathing... more
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                • We all have our potential druthers.PH🔥🔥EY, Tue Sep 12 9:41pm
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    • I've had to chase of so many arsehats... — HeavyHemi, Wed Sep 6 11:32pm