Just before noon, around 11:30 that morning, our eldest daughter, Shannon and Jason came driving down our lane. They were bringing to us a very nice gift….
Heat for many, many cold winter days!
They had gotten up at the beginning of light, headed up the Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray —accent on the pah) to 25 Mesa. There they filled their fire wood permit with wood just for us!
Terry and I were completely surprised. We knew they had filled two permits for their winter heat, never dreaming they purchased another permit to cut and haul to us wood. (Wood permits are for dead wood and beetle killed wood–they cost $25)
We had been working on getting set for the winter; they finished the work for us! (We try to have all our firewood cut and hauled by August…summer is always about preparing for winter, it seems.)
What a wonderful surprise! (It seems odd to being thinking of winter heat, when we are melting now. But come winter we will be every so grateful)