Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Disaster and Fires in the U.S. West

We're still recovering from this "Derecho" that spawned 90 mph winds and a 100 mile line of severe thunderstorms- There were millions of people who lost power from Illinois to Maryland. Fortunately, our power returned yesterday at 2pm. Here's a photo of tree damage on our street. There were countless trees taken down all over our town alone.

 On the other side of the country, fires are raging out of control in many states. Our friends Don and Cathleen narrowly escaped the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs last week, and we're grateful that their house still stands. Today at work I put together this satellite image and caption about those fires.

credit: NASA

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next