Last weekend was the awards banquet and dinner for our fire department. It was a nice evening with friends. My husband was almost floored when they called him to the front to accept the award for "Firefighter Of The Year 2008" He was very surprised and honored to accept this as it is voted on by the whole department.
There was a thunderstorm that passed by last night and it started a fire in the hills very close to town. Very early to be dry enough to burn, we are all hoping that we don't have a repeat of last year's fires that burned all summer long and destroyed so much of the natural beauty around us and cost many lives.