My life is not boring. ever.

Okay. I am not sleeping, or resting after this wedding. I am finally hooked to the internet via satellite and generator today to update you and my family.

'you think you have issues, lady, I havent even grown in all my pin feathers yet and now its fire season!"

And at least this didnt happen the weekend of the wedding. seriously. I might have gotten a little upset.

tomez does not feel we are in danger
110,000 acres and burning,  0 percent contained. Bridges burned out on Hwy 212 . No power in the town of Ashland (as it burned up)  & Broadus & the rest of us out in the high hills. FEMA has been called into the area. 

cold romantic dinners abound...

We are just  24 miles south of this Ash Creek fire in Montana - now considered one of the fastest growing disaster fires in Montana history. We have no power since Tuesday, no phone since yesterday, and now they are saying we will have nothing until maybe tomorrow or this weekend - if we are lucky. 

But we are lucky - 
the wind hasnt switched to us yet 
(although the ash and smoke make us keep our windows closed - even when its 91 like it was today). 

two weeks ago this was the site of the wedding... this was taken at 4:30 pm.

Pray and send good wishes to our friends who have lost their homes and livestock . 

So we ARE the lucky ones.

"excuse me, I know Im a guest here since my moms on her honeymoon,
but  exactly what do you mean by "rationing out kitty food ?"

I will post soon again, but we have been helping neighbors water animals and keep their freezers cold.

call us the "traveling generators" :) as long as the gas holds out :) 

but really, the most important thing is this ~

 at least I got the dishes and the wedding linen all done before!


and I have plenty of candles, lanterns and chandeliers!

double yay!

and leftover wedding food goodies to eat!

triple yay!





  1. My heart goes out to all those that have lost homes, livestock, pets, businesses, and for some their loved ones. I will keep you, your family, your neighbors, and those facing this disaster in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Keeping all and evey single person invloed or effected by this in Prayers.
    Your photos are wonderful

  3. Keeping this situation in my prayers and hoping that you guys remain safe.

  4. I am so sad for everyone losing their homes. I knew there were fires in Colorado, I didn't realize they were in Montana. And the storms in Florida. ANd here we have a's all just crazy weather. You stay safe and thanks for updating us. Keep us posted.

    Cindy Bee

  5. oh, janice. such a horrible situation. i hope all will be well for you and that they can contain it soon.

  6. Oh how horrible! I can only imagine the damage that has caused and hope they can get it under control soon!

  7. So scary! I so hope they get the fires under control soon, we had some horrible ones here last year, devastated so much land and the entire Town Of Slave lake was affected

  8. I have been saying prayers after prayers for all the folks in these burning places.. :( I am from CA, and we know this threat well there...its not as big an issue hear in Western WA though...

  9. Oh that's such a scary situation. I really hope that it becomes under control soon.
    Keep safe!!!

  10. Oh Feral I was hoping to hear from you I have been worried since I watched the news. I pray for all of the people that are going through this now.This has to be very scary.
    Please be safe and I am glad you got the dishes and linens all done, if there is candy left from the candy bar you will be fine :).
    Seriously though take care be safe my friend. HUGS HUGS B

  11. I'll keep you, your neighbors and friends, n my prayers. You are closer to "your" fire than we are to "our" fire. We will be safe. You guys stay safe, too!

  12. Since I don't watch the news, I didn't know that you were so close to a major fire. I sure hope you stay safe. I'll keep you in my prayers. So sad that the town burned up, I can't imagine how tough this is for everyone affected.

  13. Stay safe, girlfriend. Stay safe. Hope this weather breaks and some rain and/or snow starts falling to help douse those fires!!!

  14. Such a disaster...these fires! I can't even imagine. Glad you are all safe.

  15. Stay safe. You'll be in my prayers.

  16. Oh good grief, more fires. Fire, fire everywhere a fire. We've been having our own here in good ole Utah. It is scary, and I hope you will get your power back on soon and you will continue to be out of the fires way!

  17. Wow, with all the news about Colorado, I wasn't aware of the Montana fires :-(. Stay safe!

  18. Adding my prayers to all the others going up. I do hope this situation passes soon for everyone involved. - Karen


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