Odds & Ends

September 6, 2011

1. As I'm sure many of you have heard, we've been battling fires around Austin this weekend.  Primarily northwest and east of Austin (the one near Bastrop is still 0% contained).  It is really scary to see and smell the smoke from a blaze nearly thirty miles away.  If you are interested in helping, go here or here- nearly 600 homes in Bastrop alone were destroyed :(

Bastrop Fire :(

2.  Speaking of fires, this weekend my husband kept freaking me out with questions like what would you take if we needed to leave? if there was a fire?  Um isn't that supposed to be a theoretical question?  But it was so real to many, many people this weekend.  It has definitely made me rethink (once again) about all of the things in our house.  Things that could be gone in an instant.  Things that we may or may not miss. 

3.  Part of our fence fell over Sunday morning.  (OMG it was windy)  Which means, at the moment, that we are sharing a yard with our neighbors, and (of course) the dogs are having a grand time enjoying the extra space and company.  It also means that most of Monday was spent digging up fence posts and cementing in new ones.  Thank goodness it was cooler!

4.  Speaking of cool, today is a big day:

Pumpkin Spice is back!!!  This means fall is officially here, right?  So I can start decorating?  Lets hope the cool weather sticks around for a while, so it actually feels like fall too :)


Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that you and your family are okay. I couldn't believe the news reports last night about all of the fires in Texas.

UMMM and do I totally have the same picture of delicious PSL on my blog entry today? OH YES I DO! :)


Stephanie @ This Casita said...

The fires are seriously breaking my heart. Glad that you are safe and sound!

And forget about waiting - I've already started Fall decorating :)

Geek in Heels said...

I'm glad to hear that the fires haven't reached your area. I hope you guys stay safe!

BigAppleNosh said...

I'm glad you're ok!!

Amanda said...

We definitely got some practice in finding out what's important to us this week! We packed a bag last night when there was a fire about a mile from us, and we've decided to keep it packed and ready to go until we get some rain. Sad, but we'd rather be safe!

Lauren said...

Seeing those fires on the news really break my heart. I hope that they are able to contain them all very soon.

I've been known to decorate early (I like to break out Christmas decor at the end of November). I say start decorating :)