Category Archives: Slave Lake Wildfires

Detaching and reattaching

September 5, 2011 I spent the day in Slave Lake checking on my lot. Most of the debris has been cleared away. The square hole where the foundation had stood has lost its shape. The sides sloping inwards rather than … Continue reading

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Too precious to enjoy

July 27, 2011 My harem pants, that I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, were not the only item that was put away never to be truly enjoyed. I have made other purchases that were set aside, hidden from view, not … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t I look great in this?

July 26, 2011 I finally found a pair of black leggings that would look great under my “harem” pants.  I called one pair of my pants my “harem” pants. They are the pants that balloon out from the waist to … Continue reading

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Stuff

July 19, 2011 I have such incredible friends! They have provided me with furniture, gadgets and household items, clothing, blankets, pillows, towels, cloths, and whatever else I need. And even some things that I don’t need, items that turn a … Continue reading

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Rocking my way through life

July 17, 2011 I had three rocking chairs, two upstairs and one downstairs. That’s how important rocking chairs are to me. Who else has three rocking chairs? Nobody I know of! And these weren’t the uncomfortable wooden ones. The kind … Continue reading

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Reality hits

July 16, 2011 It is at moments like this that the reality hits home: I have lost my home. Now when I am in Slave Lake, my community for the past eight years, I have nowhere to hang out. I … Continue reading

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Out of the inferno

July 15, 2011 On May 15, my teens and I evacuated from Slave Lake. We raced ahead of a wildfire that burned through our small, northern town. Many other residents had left earlier. We passed some of them sitting on … Continue reading

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