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  1. My family's house made it through the night! They let the water company employees in, and they said there is a firetruck in every driveway up there. :whew:Now I can stop worrying and get on with the things I need to get done today.

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    2. Becster

      Becster

      So happy to hear this! Continuing to pray.

    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      The canyon I grew up in, where much of my family still lives was where they were staging their big stand to keep it from going into the more populated areas. One structure was lost, but according to the owner, it was just a place to go and enjoy the view. Not their real home and very replaceable for them. The family properties are well within the fire perimeter's burned areas, so it is now moving away from them. The hills will be charred and black and ashy when I go home for Christmas, but it will be just like when I was a kid - except there will be a house. :-)

    4. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Thanks for the updates. You must be relieved. Let's hope the fires stay out!

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  2. That fire made way too much progress overnight. It burned one home on my nephew's road this morning. The fire expanded on the back side and is quite close the my dad and brother's homes. 

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    2. Mikelle

      Mikelle

      I can't imagine what it's like for them (and for you) having to wait to find out how bad it might be.  Keep updating us...

    3. lorac

      lorac

      This is too scary. I hope everyone stays safe and out of harms way. Sending prayers your way.

    4. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Oh this is just awful. I’m so sorry.

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  3. And now my dad's house is in the voluntary evacuation zone. :huh: I'm heading there for Christmas, so I really hope there is a home to go home to.

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    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Oh that is encouraging and good to hear, thanks for posting.   The news videos are so scary.

    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      The fire is 7 miles away from my dad's. The forest service is up there now keeping a watch on things. They've lifted the mandatory evacuation for my nephew's house. My high school friend who is his neighbor said they've kept houses in that area safe. So, more good news.

       

    4. MariJ

      MariJ

      Whew, that is good to hear.  Thanks for posting, you must be breathing a bit easier, now.

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  4. Praying my nephew's house doesn't burn down tonight. The Thomas fire is headed right toward them. They've evacuated, of course.

     

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    2. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Wow...so scary.Eek...praying it skips them :(

       

    3. Ngaire

      Ngaire

      Oh April these things are so frightening!!! Praying safety over all in the fires path!!!

    4. diannecp

      diannecp

      scary indeed. praying for safety and for the home to be spared. 

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  5. The cookie recipes are coming in and I have to say, you're coming up with some new ones I haven't tried before! Love the Cookie Exchange!

     

    1. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      I’m baking mine tomorrow afternoon...

    2. AmandaFace

      AmandaFace

      Can't wait to see!

  6. It's time to sign up for the November Challenge Chase. 

     

  7. My new 6TB drive is installed! Now I can upload those vacation photos from September. And I can also access the tracking sheets and finish up the October Challenge Chase. 

     

    1. alsoarty
    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Wow, that much space sounds sweet! 

    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      7 hours ago, MariJ said:

      Wow, that much space sounds sweet! 

      It is! It brings the total internal storage on my PC to 12.5TB. 

  8. One more candle, and one more prize in the Light the Candles game.

    1. A-M

      A-M

      Thankyou April.... I spotted this little message of yours and blew out the last candle. 

    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Yay!  Anne Marie!  I'm glad you really are present for the Anniversary Party! :)

  9. I've updated the Challenge Chase Tracker! Double check to make sure you have credit for all your layouts and note the Sunday deadline to get any missed posts added to the thread.

    1. Ngaire

      Ngaire

      Thanks for doing this tracking April. Quite time consuming I'm sure!🌹

  10. Getting ready to update the chart for PL and the Challenge Chase, and they're on my EHD- which is in the laptop bag my darling took with him for the weekend. So sorry! Unless I can get him to find it and send it to me, I won't be able to get to it until Sunday!

  11. Feels good to be home again! When i planned out September, I didn't realize I would be gone so long.

     

    1. Marie-Christine
    2. Boatlady

      Boatlady

      Welcome back. I hope you had fun when you were gone.

    3. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      But I won! I got to meet you - even if I over hugged you LOL Glad you're home.

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  12. Shutterfly is having another unlimited free extra pages sale. I saved so much when I did my 2016 Album that way. 

    1. MariJ

      MariJ

      Very cool, thanks!  Those extra pages always push up the final price. 

  13. We're vacationing in Southern Utah, and I'll be late updating the Challenge Chase and posting the Weekly Winners because I've been out of reliable cell coverage and will be for most days until Saturday. If I get into the hotel at a reasonable hour tomorrow, I'll work on them! 

  14. Thomas just signed a contract to have a toy made of him (his game character). They should be in toy stores next year. Never expected that!

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    2. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      Wow! Be sure to let us know when we can "buy" him. :) 

    3. Marie-Christine

      Marie-Christine

      Amazing, how cool, can you send us a photo when available, I don't know if we would be able to get it over here in the UK

    4. April Showers

      April Showers

      They do have a developers conference in London, so it is possible. From what I hear, the current ones are in ToysRUs.

       

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  15. I finally got this week's winners posted. Weekly Winners - August 14th

     

  16. The Challenge Chase 2017 - It's coming!

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    1. April Showers

      April Showers

      We'll be starting in September. :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

    2. A-M

      A-M

      I will be away for a week during September.... off on a cruise to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. But I will have a look at what everyone is doing for this fun event, when I am home. 

    3. MariJ

      MariJ

      Congratulations, that's a happy event, Anne Marie!  You can always join in before and after your cruise if you can. :)  Happy sailing.  

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  17. Heartbroken that we lost a member of our Welcoming Committee today. Rest in peace Theresa Guyer, you will be missed!

     

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    2. ValerieT

      ValerieT

      Just seen the news. I am so sad this morning. Theresa will be greatly missed.

    3. CRS

      CRS

      I missed seeing this...I will miss Theresa. She was always such a great person to chat with.

    4. lorac

      lorac

      Rest In Peace, Theresa. You will certainly be missed.

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  18. The winners for the last two weeks plus the slow scrap are posted. Weekly Layout & Forum Game Winners - August 7th & 14th

  19. I've been super busy this week, so I haven't posted the weekly winners yet. I'll try to get them done later tonight after the Garden Party at my house is over. 

     

    1. Florida granny

      Florida granny

      I was just wondering about the weather at your place, but you answered that, LOL. Glad the party turned out well.

    2. alsoarty
    3. April Showers

      April Showers

      It was rather warm and a bit muggy, but we had a great turnout and a fun party. I was up late packing and left bright and early this morning for Seattle. I thought I'd get more done today, but Elizabeth was a tad fussy - like she cried it I wasn't moving. But hey, I got in my steps that way, just no computer time.

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  20. So we're having a heatwave this week, so my daughter (who doesn't have AC) has moved in with her kids for the rest of the week. I guess I shouldn't expect to get much done. :D They're so much fun and soooo energetic.

    1. diannecp

      diannecp

      Yay for visits to Grandma's house!!

    2. alsoarty

      alsoarty

      Your weather made it in our tv news. Hang in there.

    3. cyndals

      cyndals

      Mom to the rescue! Thank goodness for pools and air conditioners.

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  21. If you have photobucket notices in your signature, we are in the process of getting them all transferred to our site. You can find the blinkie list here: New Blinkies & Badges! The newest ones are at the bottom of the list.

    1. April Showers

      April Showers

      Photobucket totally changed up their business model and will only allow you to use links from their site when you sign up for their $39 monthly package. Yikes!

    2. MariJ

      MariJ

      Yikes for sure, that's an amazing difference!   

    3. Susie Roberts

      Susie Roberts

      I just noticed this and put a query in the Designer Forum about it. Image hosting is the only thing I've used them for and if we don't need it anymore I'll cancel my account with them. $400 a year is completely excessive.

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  22. The Weekly Winner Thread includes Sale-Abration Challenge winners, World Tour Winners & the Project Life quarterly drawing winner.

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