Friday, September 2, 2011

Time for Football!

We've survived the hottest summer in Oklahoma history and a wildfire on our red dirt road this week that came very close to our close I had the car packed and keys in hand.  Sweetheart flew home from work in OKC and we monitored all electricity for many hours as the fire burned utility poles.  Many thanks to the firefighters from surrounding communities (many of them volunteer), sheriff's department, police and tribal police and caring neighbors who warned and fought the fire as well.  About 300 acres on our road burned but only one house (being renovated so no one there) and one barn were lost.  Wildfires are burning across our state daily and only rain will help us.  We are praying fervently! the face of all this, there is always the promise of fall and football!!!!   High school football in Oklahoma is almost an obsession and college football is all-consuming.   We are big OU Sooner fans so we are looking forward to tomorrow's game with the University of Tulsa.  OU is ranked #1 in the nation in the pre-season polls.  I'm a graduate of the University of Tulsa but I'll be cheering for OU!!! 

I have more news and projects to show but I'll save that for another day. 

Meanwhile, can you hear me  "BOOMER SOONER!  GO OU!"

Wishing you a wonderful day and many blessings!


rosie said...

Oh my goodness Karen, fires are such terrifying things.. so glad you are safe.. We are heading towards our fire season now, although it is lovely and green at the moment. Much of my spare outdoor time is spent mowing and clearing in preparation for the summer season.. Stay safe, and we pray for rain for you..xx

The Other Barb said...

That must have been anxious moments for you all. So glad you are safe. Wish we could have sent you some of our rain from the hurricane. Praying for rain for you.

Barbara said...

Thinking of you during news reports, so good to know you are OK. Very cute OU angel, much appreciated in this OU alum household!