The deadly explosion at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes is only a few miles from us. It happened in the night and we were not aware of it. We are a small-population area up here and everyone knows someone who works at one of the two refineries. It's a nasty business - large tankers come and go bringing crude from Alaska and taking out gasoline and jet fuel - a big spill would be disastrous for Puget Sound. Most folks up here are very conflicted about the whole business.