Jun 202010
 

As I reported in yesterday’s blog, firefighters were hoping the wind would hold off and not make battling the Eagle Rock forest fire that is burning northeast of Williams, Arizona any more difficult.

But Friday evening, the wind began blowing and it still hasn’t stopped. Yesterday the winds were steady at 35 mph, with gusts over 45, and today doesn’t look any better. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, a 400 acre fire is now burning just south of the Little America Resort, right off of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff. The news says this fire was man-caused, and police are interviewing a person of interest.

Sitting here on top of an open hill at Canyon Gateway RV Park in Williams, we can really feel the wind. We have a view of Interstate 40 down the hill through our windshield, and in spite of the high winds, we saw quite a few big RVs on the road battling the wind. It makes me wonder where they have to be so badly that they’d drive in those conditions.

I want to thank my son-in-law, Jim Robinson, and my granddaughters Hailey and Destiny for the unforgettable Father’s Day gift they gave me. Just before we left Show Low, they all came down with the stomach flu, and Friday night it nailed me big time. I’d have to feel 200% better just to die.

Poor Miss Terry worked hard all day yesterday stuffing envelopes with the new issue, while I napped off and on, drank ginger ale, and sniveled. I feel guilty because she wouldn’t even let me carry the finished plastic bins of envelopes out to the van. Those things are pretty heavy, and I just didn’t have the strength to even lift one.

I had no appetite all day long, but finally about 8 p.m. Terry talked me into eating some Jello. I’m usually up until at least 2 a.m., but as soon as I post this blog entry, I’m headed for bed. I’m sorry there isn’t much of a blog today, my brain is so foggy I can’t even type.

Before I close, I hope you take some time today to call your dad and wish him happy Father’s Day. It’s the best gift you can give him.  And if your father has passed on, take a moment or two to remember him. I think he’ll know. And to my own dad, I think of you often, and miss you every day of my life. If my own kids look back someday and think of me with even half of the love and respect that I do you, I will consider my life a success.

Thought For The Day – Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.

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  8 Responses to “Windy In Williams”

  1. Hope you feel better today, Nick. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!

    Hugs, Pat

  2. Nick those of us who were lucky enough to have a dad that shared his love and his time with us know just how you feel. Gone now, we still have all the memories he left us and the day to day way we live our lives by his teaching. Money and fame may have their place..but love and respect still count as my most cherished gifts from him. I too miss my dad every day. I can close my eyes and see him and mom in their small fishing boat on a lake looking down on us.

  3. Happy Father’s Day Nick and hope you feel better soon!

  4. My Dad is 93 and living in Florida. He’s been my friend and mentor all my life. We’ve fished, hunted and camped together as a family for as long as I can remember. I’m so glad he’s still with us. Dad is still active (just bought a new car) and enjoys puttering around his place. He’s always been able to make or fix anything that fits his needs. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DAD!!!!

  5. Yep, miss my Dad too. I lost him here on earth in 2007 but I know he is heaven and happy there waiting for all of us kids. But as I said I sure do miss him.
    Happy father’s Day Dad and all you other Dads too.

  6. Happy Fathers day from both of us. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hope you have a speedy recovery. This is also high fire season in California so please be careful where you stay. We will pray for the AZ fire fighters that they get the fire out quick before it does any more damage especially to populated areas.

  7. Sory Nick! Hope you are better today. I am sick too…with respiratory cold! I didn’t catch from the Grandkids however. I usually always get sick when I hug on them. Have a great day!

  8. Hope you feel better soon. That stomach flu is a killer! I had it twice in May. It was worse than the H1N1 I had in January. Good news…..It only last 2 days and you start feeling normal again. But it takes ALL your strength. Get better!

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