I could be envious, but that is not my normal nature, and I don't even want to go there. Here I am, on my little blog, showing our manufactured home and what I have done to it so far, without paint. I know there are others out there like me, who are happy with their homes and lives, who just enjoy seeing how other people decorate and do things...fancy or not. So, I am going to keep showing you guys what I am up to.
I do hope to start in with the painting of the inside of our house this spring and summer. For now, though, I am going to stick with the "progress, not perfection" and remind myself how truly blessed I am in our home of love, surrounded by our things. Many people in are area no longer have work and are losing their homes.
Boy was I just convicted when I was washing out my hair color and remembered what just happened to our friend Mary very recently. Her home burned to the ground.
Dog's barking wakes Silverton woman, enables escape from burning residence
February 21, 2010, 12:14 PM
The woman, who was not immediately identified, was able to grab her dog and make her way uninjured through heavy smoke to the window and outside to safety.
Silverton Fire District crews arrived about 3:30 a.m., shortly after the three-alarm blaze was reported, said Capt. Ed Gramsbusch. The home was at least 60 percent engulfed in flames. Because of a lack of water in the area, firefighters needed more than an hour to bring the fire under control.
"It was quite a devastating fire,'' Gramsbusch said.
The house, about six miles east of Silverton in Marion County, sustained considerable fire, smoke and water damage. The loss of the structure and its contents was estimated at $450,000.
Crews remained at the scene for six hours, extinguishing what Gramsbusch called "hot spots" throughout the 2,500-square-foot house.
-- Dana Tims A dog's barking awoke a Silverton woman early Sunday in time for her to escape her burning house through an upstairs window.