Tuesday, September 14, 2010

hot crossed buns

No doubt thanks to all your crossed things, there's some good news today.

First, the wind is down, the humidity is up (here in Colorado, that could mean a woo-hoo! whopping 30%), the Reservoir Road Fire up north of the ranch is 25% contained, and there's lots of firefighters on the ground as well as in the air. They all expect to make good progress today. That's critical because there's a red flag warning (lots of hot, dry wind) for tomorrow. Then it will ah-h-h cool down for the rest of the week.

Second, the bear cub was found this morning! Hallelujah!!! Though we didn't see him up in the tree where he was spotted, I think we walked right under him. Someone called the DOW. Hopefully, the cub was darted and successfully taken to the bear rehab, where he can spend the next 2 years safely learning how to take care of himself out in the wild world. Oh, I hope so.

Now, if everything will just chill out (including Hurricane Igor), our 10-day trip on Saturday to see my mother in Maine will actually include some R&R. Keep 'em crossed, everyone!


loriann said...

Glad to hear the good news! Maine and Mom are awaiting your visit....

Shelley Smart said...

That is good news about the fire situation, although the weather has been crazy there!

Maine? I want to go. I, too, am from Maine. Born in Portland (nearest hospital), grew up on the coast near Yarmouth. Not the same as further NE, me thinks. I think growing up near the ocean is why I am so happy to be here on the coast of CA at the beach, although if I had my druthers, I'd live in Boulder. Seriously, I loved it there.

Have a nice trip! Hope the weather is fab.

Melinda said...

Good news, indeed. Fingers so tightly crossed it's hard to type.

Wishing you many more good reports. Have a great trip, too.

SamArtDog said...

Thanks so much, Loriann!

Same to you, Melinda! Now, uncross so you can get back to painting.

SamArtDog said...

"Small world" can be trite. I was born at Mercy Hospital in Portland, grew up in Falmouth (Rt.88), my sister always lived in Yarmouth, now on Cousin's Island. I'll eat a lobster at Harraseeket for ya. P.S. You're wearing my hoodie.

Shelley Smart said...

OMG, I grew up first in Falmouth in a cottage down from Rt 88 by the water until I was 6, then we outgrew that house and moved inland a bit. I know Cousin's Island well, and went to high school in Yarmouth. You didn't happen to go to the Univ. of Maine, did you?

My gray hoodie (all of them) is my beach uniform.

I still have family there, too, but it's been a couple years since I went back.

Have a wonderful trip!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Enjoy your time with your family!

What a lot of good news. So glad about the bear cub, too. Thought he was lost for sure.

I'll be curious to see and hear about Maine. I think maybe it will look like parts of Alaska...? Rocks and water and trees.

Safe travels.

SamArtDog said...

Maine is a lot like Alaska, especially these days. Temps in the 50s and 60s. What a treat!