Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Local Color, Saying Good Bye to a Friend and Fire News

Yesterday, after work, we stopped by our bank..while I was waiting for Alan, I snapped these photos of the trees in the parking lot...they were just beautiful after all the cold weather we've had..normally, it doesn't get cold enough for any color here.....trees throughout our town are either red or gold right now and so pretty....

We had a sad thing oldest son's cat had to be put down as the urinary tract problem he had wasn't getting better..the vet said it would cost 1,000s and there were no promises of a cure so he decided Smoky didn't need to suffer any more..poor guy...Alan built a little box for Smokie and we buried him underneath the fig tree...Don feels really badly. Smokie was the cat that was part Siamese and so clever...he will be missed..male cats seem to have this problem alot as this is the second cat we've lost from the same illness.

On the positive side, the insurance company has released all the funds and the restoration people have returned! They are taking down the old garage so there is lots of noise. They were able to save most of the tiles on the roof. They are concrete tiles and old, it would be hard to match the color.We will get an entire new garage roof, joists, etc, new electrical and gas lines, new insulation and dry wall, new garage door and opener, virtually a new garage with new cabinets and should be done before Christmas.

About two blocks from us, another garage caught fire two weeks ago but the owners were not home and it went into the living room and kitchen before the fire department was called. We felt for them. I don't know if these houses (tract housing) have defects but its been so many years since they were built..not much can be done...
This has been a very hard year, some I've posted about, some I haven't but as the scripture says
"Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written:
in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" Romans 34-37