CONTROL BURN & SMOKE TO THE EAST:
50 acres near Corte Madera.  Thanks for the heads’ up, Coral, (who called to check on the smoke plume).

BILL STEVENS:
Our Deerhorn Weather Guru, Bill Stevens, is in the hospital for bypass surgery today.  He is expected to make a fine recovery, but I know he and Vicki will appreciate the good thoughts and prayers headed their way.  Bill called from the hospital this morning before surgery and got a pep talk from Rob… who had a quadruple bypass more than 20 years ago.  To hear Rob talk, you’d think EVERYONE should have one!

See you soon, Bill!  Best wishes from us all for a speedy and full recovery!

HOOPER FAMILY HOUSE FIRE…
I’ve been getting some questions about sizes, needs etc.  I have heard that they are in a fully furnished place, so have no real immediate needs for items, and are probably still taking inventory and seeing where things are at.  I will keep you posted, and thanks for all the offers.  The best person to answer questions is probably their neighbors, Nick Baldwin  at 619 322 5921; his parents live a/c the street: Larry and Julia Baldwin 619 445 9806

I have collected a couple of gift cards (Target, etc.) that I will get to them.  I know that is always useful, and can be used later on when things have settled a bit.

DOG FOR ADOPTION:
Ruth Baak (Beacon Hill Llama Farm) is fostering a healthy 8 year old Great Pyrenees fixed female and is looking for a good home for her. . These are big white dogs who are great lookouts for llamas, sheep, and goats.  If you think you might be interested, give Ruth a call at 468-3074.

Happy New Year 2012, Everyone!