Things Don't Always Go As Planned

>> Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The wonderful lady who gives my children riding lessons called this morning at 8:30. Her ranch has been threatened by some of the fires burning in the area  and she needed some help. We love nothing more than to help, so we packed up and spent the day hauling brush from under trees, moving anything flammable to a safe place, etc. We worked hard for a couple of hours and then she served us all the most delicious soup ever and we had a lovely break and some watermelon, then we headed back out and worked until 4:30.  It's impossible to tell where each fire is when you can't even see the mountains due to the thick smoke-it's so amazing.  The last news she got was that the fire was 3-5 miles away but slowing because of firefighters giving it some attention. If it gets closer she'll move her horses, but for now things look good.  We are so blessed to have the time to be available when we were needed!  

I need to pitch a few baseballs to Jason and he plans to sleep out on the trampoline tonight. I'll try and get those pictures posted later tonight. 


Andrea is home from her road trip.  Welcome back, Sweetie Pie!


Grammy Staffy June 24, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

How wonderful that you were there to help. I surely hope and pray that they can control the fires and all will be well with your friend.