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51 In Women Now

Getting out of the line of fire in Sonoma, California

J.Jill jacket became my security blanket

Sunday night dinner at Boon Fly


Sunday night in Wine Country was divine. Russ and I had spent the day putzing around the house and decided to have dinner out at Boon Fly just near the Napa/Sonoma County line. I was sporting my J.Jill quilted jacket (a gift from the company) as the evening had a chill to it. I felt cozy and warm. Little did I know that this jacket was going to be my security blanket for the rest of the week.

I’d worked on a blog post Sunday afternoon that was almost ready to go for Monday. I decided I’d finish it Monday morning before leaving for an out-of-town client appointment that would take me away for two days.

But when I got up early on Monday morning, there was no power, the house smelled smoky, and when I opened the door the smell of smoke was ten times worse. I had no idea what was going on and even now, these many days in, things keep changing all the time. State and local officials have given us a guarantee: things will get worse before they’ll get better.

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