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All’s Quiet

Seal Beach Pier, 5:43pm
The blessing of today, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is that Seal Beach has been remarkably quiet. There are people around town, but talking in low voices, moving slowly.
But the real reason it is quiet in my immediate neighborhood, is that the big road construction water pump generator that has been sitting about 30ft from my apartment had an engine fire this morning around 7am. The generator is charred black and blessedly silent.
The Seal Beach Fire Department was even kinder, as when they arrived to put out the fire with the big fire engine, they didn’t use the sirens.