Friday, December 13, 2013
It has been several months since my last post. We came through the Rim Fire without any personal damage. The fire did a lot of damage to National Forest and National Park land. It will take years for recovery which makes me sad.
In order to help with recovery, and to try to mitigate future damage, seeds are being planted, roads are being shored up, erosion prevention work is being done and logging of damaged trees is ongoing. I spoke with a ranger recently who advised one of our favorite cycling roads may be closed until 2015.
On to other subjects:
We are pleased with our new house. It appears to be very well insulated and is just the right size for the wood burning stove to keep us warm and cozy. However, it is not perfect...the toilet keeps getting plugged. We are waiting for the local plumber to come fix the underlying problem and install a new toilet. In the meantime, we have to use the bathroom off the garage which is unheated. brrrrr. It could be a lot worse so I'm not complaining - just sayin'.
Last night was our first winter concert. "Our" being Pine Cone Singers. We had a lot of fun preparing and the first concert went ok. Hope the jitters are gone now and the rest of them will be even better. One tonight, then Sat afternoon and Sun afternoon.
That's all for now.