Well, it’s been quite an eventful week around here. Last Sunday we heard of multiple fires where we live. There were three fires in our area, later classified as one. Sadly, they were intentionally set, but the culprit has been caught. When we had a hard time finding updates, friends kept us in the loop. Most of the time we haven’t had much smoke at our place, but our town has been quite smoky. The other day we got to watch helicopters dumping water on the fire. We’re feeling grateful that our town has a river running through (where they’ve been able to get water to put out the fire), and grateful to all the firefighters working so hard to put the fire out and keep everybody safe. They’ve made good progress on getting the fire contained, and we’re thankful our sweet little town of Mapleton, Oregon is still standing!