Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wildfire Near Franktown, CO

I was checking the web today and realized my friends in Franktown, CO were being threatened by a wildfire.  I hadn't been paying attention, the last one I heard about was in Boulder.  Anyway, I started watching the news online, and finally called Kristi.  She had left work early to get home and pack up some things.  She said she didn't care about clothes, she just wanted to pictures and important papers, and the dogs, of course.  She said she saw  fire trucks, firefighters and people were loading up their horses, pets and personal items onto trailers, and into campers, trucks and cars.

I am hoping she calls me later to let me know all is good, but I did just here an update on web radio, and it sounds like they have the fire contained, the winds are dying down, and they are letting people go home.  

Thank goodness.

 Photo courtesy of:  (850 KOA / Joyce Jefferson)

I Fell Off the Blogging Wagon

I fell off the blogging wagon for a while.  I have been busy, I moved back to Nebraska (hallelujah), I stayed with friends for three months, finally decided to rent a small one bedroom apartment in Omaha, stored most of my things, and moved enough into the apartment to be comfortable.  My goal is to be out of the apartment and into a house/condo by the end of the year.  Anyway, I have unpacked boxes piled up in the corners of rooms, but I have my fabulous bed to sleep in, some clothes to wear, a passable kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a place to work, so I am good.  I am grateful to all of my friends and family who have been so supportive.  I do hate having to go to the laundromat, that was bad planning on my part.

So, I have been looking for a job and starting my own business.  Today, I was offered a temporary position, three months I think, so I can sock some money away and stop using my savings to live.  In the meantime, I will take the last steps to getting my business going, so perhaps by the time the job is over, I will be up and running.  It would be so great to be so busy I don't have to work for a corporation again, we'll see.

I will share more information about the business soon, I want to have everything confirmed first.