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Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Whole Lot Of Coming And Going

My plan was to get our house cleaned and the laundry done this morning so I could play this afternoon—didn’t happen.  First off it took me way more time than I wanted to spend to get the house clean—it’s amazing how much dust and cobwebs can accumulate in three weeks!

I made Olive Oil Bread dough from the Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day cookbook and used a portion of the dough for pizza.  Loaded it up with homemade pizza sauce, a little seasoned hamburger, and lots of veggies—it was so good! 

It was very warm here today—in the eighties—kind of unusual for this time of year.  Our leaves are just starting to have a hint of yellow and red.

As you know our big dually diesel pickup is sick—Michael tore into it today trying to find the cause of its illness.  All those parts laying around in the garage kind of make me nervous! 

Michael has a big project, a road to build, which he needs to start before bad weather sets in.  The only truck we have operational now is the old, old farm truck—fine for running around here but not for going to town.  Michael needed some supplies to start this road project so I took the convertible to town, got Nat’s truck, loaded up the lumber at the lumber yard, came back up the Boulder, unloaded the lumber, headed back to town and visited with Nat a little while before heading home in the convertible.  I was getting dizzy!

The “prescribed burn” is still burning and when the wind came up today I got a little concerned.  It is amazing how a fire will “lay down” at night—when I was coming and going from town the smoke was really heavy, tonight when I came home there is hardly any smoke.  So far the wind is blowing the smoke away from us—let’s hope that continues!




  1. Hi Janna, I follow you along with many others and try not to open my fingers...We live in Chelan County way up the Entiat River..I can not tell you how many times their "controlled" burns have gotten out of hand up here. Then the choppers are landing on our property dipping into our swimming hole trying to put the fire out. I just don't get it...hopefully you will be as fortunate as we are and survive.
    David & Joyce Evans...Upriverdavid

  2. Considering we're under a fire watch, I don't like those controlled burns. Hopefully it's done by Sunday when that cold front is supposed to move through with lots of wind. I'm not sure "cold" is the word for it since it's only going to be in the 70's next week.

  3. Hope Mike has success in getting all those parts on the garage floor back in his truck and working. I know I'd end up with at least one part left over.......!!

  4. Howdy J&M,
    family were evacuated from Steiner
    Ranch, in Austin,TX, @ same time
    niece & family were on load up & be ready to evacuate from Magnolia,
    They both came out okay; no damage,
    but scary. Our next door rancher's son WAS evacuated from Magnolia, but came through okay!!
    Glad Jim had a nice vacation and now gets to 'play' mechanic with his pick'em up truck.. It's nice to tear one down IF you've got concrete floors to work on, but
    awfully hard in the dirt with the wind blowing!! Good luck, Jim!!

    I was a contractor for 30 years &
    know what a weather deadline is!!

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes!!!


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