Smoke, Smoke everywhere!! It just goes on and on, everyday there is smoke. The picture above normally shows a great view of the Cathedral Spites and the Needles Highway, but you can’t even see them and it's like this every day. So many fires going on around us it's impossible to keep track of them all. I know the Smoky Mountains are back East, but this has sure been the Smoky Black Hills lately. It is so dry! We pray for everybody that are almost consumed by the many fires in so many states.
Jack and Danielle are in Woodland Park, just above Colorado Springs, and have been on "Pre-Evacuation Status" for days. So far, at least the last time we talked to them, they are still on standby. It almost seems the whole western United States is on fire!! We have had it easy compared to many other areas. Hot and Dry!! We need the "rain dancers"!!
Last year at this time this is how our Kitchen looked……..This picture was taken on June 18, 2011
This is how that same area looked on Sept 14, 2011. What a difference in just 3 months!! We are so happy with this entire project. There has been a lot of effort on a lot of people's part to make it all come about. I guess you could say a lot of blood, sweat, tears and a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE went into it all. But it sure is nice and we are enjoying it immensely.
We still had one item that just didn’t fit. This old refrigerator looked terribly out of place. It had served us well as an “extra” for years out in our shed but it sure didn’t do our new kitchen any justice. Plus with the freezer across the top, you had to almost get on your knees to get anything out of the bottom food section. The older we get, the harder it is to get down on your knees...if you know what I mean. :-) We knew it had to GO!!!
Just a few days ago, on June 30th, they delivered our new "Kenmore Elite French-Door Bottom-Freezer" refrigerator. Pretty nice isn't it and we even got a really good deal on it.
Now that’s better!!
It’s a beauty and is so much easier to use……..Ms. Pat is HAPPY!!!
A few more pictures of our beautiful “Cabin” that we are so happy with and proud of. We still need a few little decorative items to finish it off but we are VERY HAPPY with our new "home in the Hills".
It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!
Rollie called last night and expressed how happy Gina is with her "Surprise". You just have to go over to his Blog and find out about it……All Because Two People Fell in Love.
I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful day of celebration of our INDEPENDENCE and thanking the many that have made it possible for us!!!
We also continue to Thank God for all the many things he has blessed Ms. Pat and I with.
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