We headed down to Quincy to start cleaning our property up and to bring yet another load of stuff up here. And there is still more. We will head back down again in March, but I'll be going on to Asilomar and Dennis will be stuck for a week without me.
We did get lots done. After our house burned down, we built a shed and then put all the stuff from the old house into the shed so that we could move into the old house while we waited to have our new house built. Then, a few months later in the middle of December and a few feet of snow, a tree broke off and fell onto the shed. There wasn't much we could do then and by the time we could get to it in the spring, I just couldn't face it. It was like having another fire...more ruined stuff.
There were some great finds though! Before moving to Quincy, I used to tole paint. I painted this clock over 10 years ago and it can be saved...
This doll was the best find though. When I lived in Reno, I worked in the District Attorney's Office. My supervisor there made me this doll for some occasion (can't remember what). To keep her safe, she was put in the shed. I had already come to terms with the fact that she would be ruined, so imagine my surprise when the very last box I opened had her in it and in perfect condition! Simply amazing, especially since the pillow on top of her was horribly stained and ruined and the other doll outfit next to her on the bottom of the box was half eaten and next to a mouse nest. Why the little critters didn't eat her is beyond me, but Izzy lives!!! It was the best find of the day!!
Thanks for your patience in awaiting my return and thanks even more to those of you that e-mailed to see whether I was still alive. Its nice to be missed!