Sorry for going awol but Saturday morning the neighbor woke us up to inform us that a large Ponderosa Pine that is on our property had split during a storm the day before and had landed on his house. Yes we are responsible. Hubby was able to spend all day removing the 1/2 on his house and really very little damage. But the tree is leaning and has to come down. $1000.00 to tree service. Just as we were coming in the phone rang and my mother was in the emergency room with heart failure again. So I have spent the last 4 days in Missoula at the hospital which is just a long 4 days of pain and frustration. I am home as I have another cataract surgery tomorrow. Mom is stable but weak. I think I feel the need to wear my crown again but then I think of all those poor people in Colorado and I am ashamed. I think we all need to just pray for a better world and realize how blessed we really are, still day to day problems do take their tole.