As I write this (Friday evening) The Ranch is in some measure of peril.
The peril is a fire, which went from a fairly small blaze into a rather large on in a short period of time.
The main part of the fire - the threatening part - is about 5 miles from The Ranch as the crow flies. The area is under mandatory evacuation, and Uisdean Ruadh and his mother have safely relocated for the nonce.
It is inconvenient for me, as I am halfway across the country watching this and getting updates via the InterWeb and from friends. It is far more real to everyone that has evacuated and will likely continue to evacuate over the coming days.
If something changes - or nothing changes - I will certainly let you know.