When was the last time you were happy to drive to work? Yesterday and today, I sure was.
As if coming out of a long time-warp nightmare, the rhythms of life here in metropolitan San Diego are slowly getting back to normal. The fires are still burning in the east, but there is hope that everything might be under control by sometime next week. Today, everyone that was staying at Qualcomm Stadium (once up to 12000 people) should be able to return — as have most of the nearly 600,000 people temporarily displaced by this disaster.
Of course, with things settling down certain less productive activities have commenced – namely finger-pointing…
There was a state rep looking to make a name for himself by complaining that the regulations governing the use of military aircraft kept authorities from using them in the fires – even though they were ready to go as soon as planes were permitted to fly over the fires because of the extreme-wind conditions.
Even better, this morning I heard a report of a UCSD professor claiming “I told you so” because two years ago he said we needed more taxes to pay for more fire stations. I’m sure he’ll get some air time. Maybe he can even get on the Today Show.
Yep, back to normal.