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Looking to the Future

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I've gotten over the shock of losing our summer home. The devastation we witnessed and the loss of 19 young firemen was a blow to our community, and to Prescott, as that is where those young men came from. They came to our community to help save our forests and our homes and they gave their lives in the effort. Firefighters have to be some of the bravest men alive. And as many areas were burned around our home I do hope the deer we used to see on our walks managed to escape.

Now it's time to go forward and think of what the future will hold. We are one of the families who will rebuild. True, our lot will not be quite as beautiful as it once was, for we lost three hugh oak trees and all of our landscaping. But we have already seen a contractor and the ball has started rolling. Here is what our new home will look like, with some minor changes inside.

The happy side of all this is that everything in the home will need to be replaced. I love to shop for furniture and do interior decorating, so this will keep me occupied and happy for the rest of the summer. As for my weight and the reason I am an active member on SP -- I'm maintaining! That's due to eating right and getting more exercise -- and with all the work ahead of us I should have plenty of that.

Since all this is very exhausting I think I'll close for now