My afternoon started with calling the fire department about the fire that was burning near my home.
Me: I'm calling for information about the fire behind my house. Is it under control?
FD: There is only one structure threatened at this time.
Me: I am the only house around for twelve miles.
FD: Oh. You probably should evacuate.
Needless to say I gathered up what I needed and left when the fire department arrived. I wasn't permitted back until about 10pm this evening. The fire burned completely around the house with only a bit of smoke and heat damage but the structure is fine. The majority of the damage was to my solar power system but thankfully I have a backup generator. There is a half inch of soot on my internet satellite dish but it seems to work so far. Lots to clean tomorrow but I am thankful my house was saved.
Just needed to vent.