We are doing OK, haven’t burned or had to evacuate … the Steiner Ranch Fire was about 10 miles as the crow flies, the Leander about 8 miles and the Cedar Park one about 3 miles … but so far we are good. For those who read this and aren’t local … the HUGE one is Bastrop is about 50 miles east – southeast of here. Still, I now realize how really vulnerable we are. It is pretty scary. Just a spark and a bit of wind and we could be right in the middle of one. We pray and hope.
Probably over 600 homes have been lost in the Central Texas area and there have been at least two deaths. If you are so inclined please pray for all the families affected and all of our hardworking people fighting the fires.
Other more mundane news: Today we got the van aligned and the brakes replaced with some mighty pricey ones … hopefully they will last a long time.
The kitchen update hit a snag … we were scheduled to get the granite in 1 1/2 weeks ago … and they came out and did the dining room and the cook-top side but when they went to install the sink they found a HUGE flaw in it. Well they ordered us a new sink which we expected to take 4 weeks but we were pleasantly surprised when it arrived today. Also the appliance garages are done and ready to paint. So on Friday they plan to install the sink and sink side granite. Tomorrow Joe is coming by to paint the appliance garages. Hopefully early next week we will get the appliance garaged installed, the area behind the cook-top tiled, the vent hood installed, the kitchen sink & dishwasher plumbed … so maybe by the end of the week we will have our new kitchen. Of course there could be another snag … who knows. We have been using the kitchen as is … except no dishwasher or sink … we use the laundry room sink. Assuming the house doesn’t burn down I look forward to a new kitchen soon!
Here are a couple of photos of the granite & unpainted appliance garages ….