Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fire Burning at Lake Sturgeon Today it's still burning as I type...

Fires burning steadily at Lake Sturgeon today.
*next day update ~ looks like the cottages are still intact! I'm going to view them now.

A big fire has consumed a few of the lakeside cottages on Sturgeon Lake.

It started today just after lunch and is still burning now.

At first I thought it was perhaps discarded broken glass that worked like a magnifying glass with the sun to start the brush fire. I have heard of this happening before. But when the thick black smoke started filling the entire sky around us and people from everywhere were comming onto our street I walked out to see that indeed it was looking more like a deliberately set series of fires, targeting the cottages along the lake front.

Now it is spanning a huge section of the lake front and the flames are quite high at times.

* I just got back from surveying the damage this morning.
YAY!!! All the Cottages are safe and sound this morning!
From our perspective last night, with all that severe black smoke, it looked like these cute cottages were gone. We could see the high antenna and just flames and black smoke.
These are the cottages nearby the fire. Some of the cottages were being used

And some were abandoned

I don't know if many on our street will be able to sleep tonight wondering if the fires are going to be able to put out.
All these cottages are only accessible by boat so it makes it extremely difficult to put them out.
I'm happy that it wasn't as bad as it looked!
~ Ux

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

A very different Halloween this year. Not as many tricker treaters as years past. But LOTS of different costumes tried on with all the various school parties and friends parties to attend this year. Check them out!!!!

Justyce and Alexis..........

Alexis as a pretty princess & Justyce as a Devil!

The neighbourhood ghouls, goblins, werewolves, oh and tho' I asked them what they were dressed up as......................guess what? .............YES, I forget the costumes already. *sigh.
Sorry guys...It's NOV 4th and that was 5 days ago I have to recall from. LOL
Maybe you can write me and let me know and refresh my memory again.
KeeBee says she'll just stay safe here behind the bars looking out at these ghoulies comming to the door.

John feeding the halloween crowd outside.

Henry B cat catches the flash of the camera and shows off his laser eyes!

Henry B Cat?

NO! Not the Adams family........But close! lol

Do you like my new friends?????? BOO!

Like my hat? Ok, how bout these stripes!?


Are we DONE YET??

Do you REALLY need pictures of me in this??????????????????

Okay, can I get fresh red paint on your couch with my Zombie outfit.............................YES! But aunt Paula told me to sit here! Oy vey! It's OK, It is all for Halloween FUN!

My cat SAMMY! I'm going to Snuggle with you!!!!! My orange Zombie Friend!

KeeBeeDee needs a Zombie Snuggle Too!

Justyce.................... Pre-Zombie mode......................

7 years old? Or 27 years old? Yikes!

Lots of previews of halloween as Justyce and Alexis got ready several times in different costumes for their parties at school and with friends.