It’s way too early in the season for fires! The footage from evacuations in Fort McMurray, Alberta is both frightening and heartbreaking. That is one massive fire—way too early in the season!
Remember this photo of our mountains I posted a couple days ago--
Well, this is what it looks like today:
Today the smoke from the Alberta fires rolled into Montana. News reports tell us the air quality is unhealthy—you can smell the smoke and while I was weed whacking this morning I could feel my eyes burning. I read one report stating the weather was going to give firefighters a break in Fort McMurray, we sincerely hope so! And let us pray for rain, rain and more rain!
Thursday we took our first Billings trip of the season doing a Costco run to re-stock the freezer and pantry—almost broke the bank! We enjoyed a great lunch at one of our favorites—Jake’s—and our favorite waitress even came over to welcome us home!
Today I re-packaged all the meat we purchased yesterday and did some more dang laundry! How do two people generate so many dirty clothes???
Nat is downsizing a tad—he has a roommate/caretaker living with him and they needed some room for her things. Facebook local online garage sales are a great place to sell things you no longer need. In the last few days I posted a bed—one of those adjustable ones—and it sold almost instantly. I also posted a riding lawnmower and it garnered so much attention there was almost an online fist fight!!! A father and his son came this afternoon and purchased the mower—the son has a lawn mowing service in the summer. I remember this young man—he was a wild child when small but has grown up to be a very polite, well spoken young man!! His mom home schools he and his sister—kudos to her!!
And that’s about the extent of what is happening around here—get to see the grand babies tomorrow!!!