This post is schizzy itself. It’s sort of live blogging and the latest “news” is on top.
Saturday morning: 9:50 AM–80% of the fire has been contained. I found an aerial map which shows the fire in depth–it’s real far from the beach side.
Friday night/Saturday morning: 1 AM. Just came back from Myrtle. Saw no smoke and did see The Soloist I know about schizophrenia–studied it, worked with people with it, and it runs in both sides of my father’s family–but was “always brought in from the other side” he proudly stated. In the new sub-genre of schizophrenia films I found this incredibly vivid–the oratory and sight hallucinations to music, and all the acting. it was a perfect antidote to the past few days.
Many of you know how much I hate rain. So finding myself hoping for it is well weird. The fire died down but the winds have picked up. It jumped a six lane highway so they’re scared it could jump the Intercoastal. I live much further north than the fire. Several miles north and I live way east of Route 17–which it hasn’t hit yet.
Friday 4:56 PM–It’s about 50% contained.
I’m going to the movies in Myrtle itself tonight–the Market Commons which has a sixteen theater multiplex and a Tommy Bahama restaurant that my friends love for desert. Everybody I know has the most expensive taste in South Carolina. I’m not complaining. It’s wonderful to be bitching about nothing significant/
Life is back to normal in my part of North Myrtle. I ran into a friend who lives in Barefoot Resort and they were let back into their home. Another friend, who I met through my blog, is director of the office that produced the map you will see in this article if you scan down. It’s very cool. And I have to add that Courting takes me to the best people.
I would like to thank everybody who has been in touch with me. I’m going to New York for a week on Tuesday. Kind of wish I wasn’t as I can imagine calling for updates on my house. Should really install video cam’s inside and out like a parent checking on the nanny…..
Last night was the first time I have ever been scared to sleep in a house alone. I heard a noise and imagined it to be an explosion. Though logically….Logic plays no part in this.
This is “Spring Safari SOS” ten days, or shaggers rule North Myrtle, and fortunately Shagger’s shag on. I can vouch for that as I have been on Main Street all hours of the day and night.
Here’s an AP article.
Tonight we’re going to the movies. The beach has its summer chairs–I need to take pictures of that. The shower is open at the street openings to the beach–and my outdoor shower will be operational when I come back from NY.
I felt as if the foundation of my life came unglued today. I lived through the biggest non-natural disaster in America seven and some years ago and didn’t truly feel as if my world could change so quickly. I’m not sure what I felt then. I was too caught up in the event to think. This time I could be caught up and still think though I was with people constantly from morning through just now.
Everything looks normal in my side of North Myrtle. The smell has gone away; we can’t see the smoke any longer. EldonOne and I went to take pictures several times today and i never even got any great shots. I guess that’s fortunate.
Watching the sun come out of the clouds pinker than pink or my living room–seeing a yellow cast to the light this afternoon, not pollen, but light from under the clouds from the smoke that was surreal.
Knowing how many people were evacuated from their homes so quickly last night–the fire department did an amazing job but still it’s scary.
When I went to sleep Wednesday night around midnight the fire was just reaching North Myrtle. An hour later North Myrtle was the fire.
I have been here such a short time and the renovation isn’t even really complete.
•••••••••• That’s not a complaint. I am grateful that everything is normal in the OD. (Ocean Drive area)
Here’s a map of North Myrtle’s communities. The fire is in Barefoot Resort next to Barefoot Landing (48th Street South). I love between 2nd Avenue South and 11th Avenue North
The map makes it seem as if only my area is North Myrtle Beach. Though we like to think we’re the only community that counts; North Myrtle consists of towns that formed together to make a city in 1968.
Atlantic Beach, though surrounded by North Myrtle is its own municipality.
Let Congress use reconciliation to push through health care reform. Republicans can have no argument against it as they used it often and early