Gene at 'Turning The Pages Of Life' is a firefighter and has been out fighting those raging wild fires out west. His blog is one of my regular reads. I am sure that he and his fellow firefighters could use a little help from some prayers.
If you have the opportunity please stop by their blogs and give them some moral support in the way of a friendly comment.
Thanks to Violet Lady, I have found a new blog to visit. 'Edie's Attic' is such a warm and wonderfully inviting blog. As soon as you walk through the door you will be greeted by Sherry, who will take you on a tour and make you feel right at home. Please stop by her cyber home for a visit. I enjoyed her postings so much that I have already added her to my blog roll. While you are there you might also like to sign up for her give away in honor of her Aunt Edie's Birthday. She has such lovely items chosen for some lucky person to win. I am not going to tell you what they are, you will have to drop by and find out for yourself....... lol
Not a lot happening here on the mountain. J.D. has been tirelessly working at trying to get the wood pile stocked up for winter. Our well is covered with a plywood door on the ground. Since it is a seepage well, from time to time it needs water hauled in and added to it. J.D. went to check the water level yesterday and when he stepped on the door the plywood busted through. It had rotted out from all of the rain. So J.D. had to climb down into the well and skim the top of the well water with his own handy dandy makeshift skimmer to get the wood pieces out. He was on his work computer last night drawing up plans on Auto cad for a pump house to replace the rotted plywood door. That door was an eyesore any way and I was always worried that one of the grandchildren would step on it and end up in the well.
We made our way to town yesterday to do some grocery shopping. Melody had told us to stop by the next time we make it to town because Riley had gotten something for me. It turns out that when they had gone shopping the last time he bought a pack of 'Juicy Fruit' chewing gum for me. Every time we go to visit I make sure that I have Juicy Fruit gum in my purse for Riley. It really touched my heart that he wanted to get his Grandma a pack of gum. That tells me that Chris and Melody are teaching him to be generous. He could have very easily gotten something for himself, but instead he thought of me. I opened it right away and shared with him...lol
Just as we were getting ready to leave, here comes a little guy perhaps 4 years old into the yard and climbed on Riley's Gator Jeep. Riley was tickle to death and brought him up on the porch to the 'Toys 'R' Us' annex. We had no idea where he came from and there was not a grown up any place to be seen. Melody decided to give it about 15 minutes and if no one came looking for the little guy she was going to call the police. We kept asking him where his house was and what his name was, but he wouldn't answer. He sure was having a ball playing. Riley kept trying to coax him around to the side of the house to show him the new hole he had dug, but no deal. It wasn't long and sure enough here comes the neighbor from across the street looking frantically for her grandson. It seems that she was baby sitting and had gone to the kitchen to wash some dishes while he played and when she went to check on him he was gone. This could have turn out tragically in several different ways. First of all the street that Chris and Melody live on is well traveled and more times then not the vehicle speeds are much higher than they should be. The little guy had to cross that busy street to get to Riley's yard. We learned from the little boy's Grandma that he has a some autism and that is why he didn't answer us when we were questioning him. He could have wandered out of sight or a stranger could have picked him up in their car. One thing is certain when it comes to little ones, you have to give them your undivided attention because they can be gone in the blink of an eye. I am glad that this story had a happy ending. So many stories like this don't.