First things first. Have you heard about this “little” fire outside of Boulder? It has now grown to over 7,000 acres, 3,000 people have been evacuated and 100 structures/homes have been burned. While we’re about ten miles away, we’re affected. Yesterday our kids were inside for recess and all outside after school stuff was cancelled. The air quality stunk (literally). It’s pretty eerie at night to see the foothills on fire. By day, the sun is covered by a thick band of smoke. Hopefully progress will be made today.
When I was 15 there was a forest fire that caused us to evacuate. My mom left uncooked ground beef in a pan and we grabbed the cat, the dog and the photo albums. We walked miles and spent the night in the American Embassy. Our house was spared with only a few bushes burned, but a house right across the street was charred to the ground. The smell of smoke in the air always reminds me of how scared I was back then. My thoughts go out to everyone affected by the Four Mile Canyon Fire. Here’s what it looked like on Monday:
Now – to the giveaway!!
Free money. That’s what it is. Money to dress up your home. Money to buy that new toaster. Money to spend on a new coffee table.
Those poor guys stuck underground in Chile* might not know about CSN Stores, but if you breeze in and out of the blog world, you certainly do. In fact, this is my second giveaway with these guys. CSN Stores has over 200 specialized online stores featuring a variety of home goods such as furniture, home decor, house wares, fitness equipment, shoes, bags and luggage. Plus, they provide free shipping and returns.
Want $80 in CSN bucks? Do this (a comment for each):
- Write about this giveaway on your blog - +1 entry
- Become a follower of my blog if you’re not already or if you are, tell me - +1 entry
- Tell me about the one thing you’d most like to improve about your house, apartment, condo, etc. – + 1 entry
Good luck! Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 15.
The fine print:
Thanks for playing and good luck!
*I’m not being glib or minimizing here. These guys are a complete testimony to how the human spirit can prevail. Stuck 2,300 feet underground until Christmas. I bet Oprah is trying to get a phone down there to set up their first interview.