Happy Holidays from Joyce Duffy

My dear friend Joyce, gave me permission to post this wonderful holiday message, from one who lost her home during the Basin Fire. 

Joyce, you are amazing! The Coast is lucky to count you among our many strong crones. I am blessed to be your friend! Thank you for sharing this with all our Big Sur friends – near and far!


Christmas Eve

Noon update – winds are still present, and still gusting over 30 mph, just not as often. Every so often it gusts up again around 40 mph. Rains also present, but not significant. So far, .25 inches since last night. Dogs don’t want anything to do with outside, right now. LOL.

8:30 am – Its Christmas Eve, the winds are here, but not as bad as they have been in the past. My one neighbor used to have a wind gauge, but it broke at 140 mph (oh how well I remember that night!), so I consider the current winds (around 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, estimated) to be a breeze, frankly. I don’t get freaked until I have 75-100 mph winds. No rain, to speak of, just drizzle. If you haven’t seen the photos of Saturday’s Little Sur Fire, scroll down to do so. 

Enjoy the day, wherever you are, and count the many blessings you have in your lives. Merry Christmas Eve.