Tuesday, December 28, 2010

So many things have changed this year, but one tradition we’re determined not to lose is the Annual Sunshine New Year’s Eve Progressive Party. Come celebrate the beginning of a NEW YEAR!

6:00—8:00 p.m. Appetizers at Megan & Brian Joseph’s
175 Misty Vale

8:00—10:00 p.m. Dinner at Suzi & Dennis Covey’s

493B County Road 83 10:00 p.m.—??? Dessert/Champagne at Deirdre & Jonathan Damron’s

86 Misty Vale

Friday, November 5, 2010

Life continues

This little community continues to amaze me. The great community of Sunshine is doing it's best to keep the love flowing. We have had pot luck dinners, FAC (Friday afternoon clubs), and social gathering about every two weeks since the Sheriff let us back into our little town. About half the attendees are driving up from our exile in Boulder to socialize with the folks that didn't get burnt out.

I am not spending much time at the site of our old home. It is still too hard. I do get to see Milo once in a while. He is staying with his mother and sister at my brother-in-laws house. It would be almost impossible for my big buddy to stay in town with us. He would tear our rental house apart. He suffers from separation anxiety and scratches the doors, barks and howls until someone comes home. Not a good situation. This way he can romp and play in his usual neighborhood. Besides, he would miss chasing the bears.

Some of our great neighbors that lost their homes are not going to rebuild. We will miss them.

Although nobody died in the fire, we did lose Scott. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and died a few weeks later. Scott was a wonderful guy. He kept the neighborhood up and on-line. Our love goes out to his wife, Mary and their daughter, Gigi. I can't imagine how strong Mary must be, losing her home and husband within a couple of weeks of each other.

The band is planning a party at the Outlook Hotel on Friday, December the 3rd. I hope you all can come and raise a toast to surviving.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I can't say it been easy to drive from our temporary house in Lafayette to Sunshine. We continue to sift through the rubble and find little pieces of things that we held near and dear to our hearts. The community is trying to hold together. We have had pot luck dinners. One of our neighbors passed away and the family had a gathering in his honor. Most of the neighbor hood was there. Tim and Linda held a fund raiser for the fire department. It was a "Corn-hole" tournament and was a lot of fun. As the dust settles, we find that 160 homes were destroyed by the fire. That has put a big bite in the tax base. The fire department used the tax base most of it's income. There are two fire trucks that are not paid for and financial resources need to be found. We will rebuild.
There will not be a Halloween party this year. We are hoping the community will be ready next year.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Sad Day In Sunshine

The largest forest fire in Colorado history took it's toll on our community of Sunshine. 90% of the houses were destroyed in the fire. Ours included. The fire started around 10:30 in Saline, one canyon to the south of Sunshine. With dry humity and high winds, it didn't take long for the fire to overtake any attempt to extinguish. Milo wants to re-build.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunshine Firehouse Flapjack Fling

Sunday, June 13 9:00 – 10:30 am
Pancakes ● Bacon ● Sausage ● Coffee ●Tea ● Juice
Adults - $6 Kids under 12 - $4
Community Meeting – 10:30 am
Fire Station 2 at 5880 Sunshine Canyon Drive
Open to the public

For more information or to volunteer to help:
Contact: Marty or Don Dick at donaldxdick@gmail.com

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our new neighbor

Last weekend the Sunshine community held a welcome party for our newest neighbor, Kiri. He is three years old and an orphan from Haiti. Kyle and Heather were in the adoption process when the earthquake hit. He is a bundle of joy and we are overjoyed to have him as a neighbor. By the way, he is in his new mothers arms. The other guy, the old fart, is our mayor, Chris.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

She will kill me for this

As I rounded the massive stone structure I heard a Goolish voice calling out..... "Spirits of darkness, give me your ears. Find he who comes and fill him with fear. Break all his bones and poke out his eyes, sew-up his mouth and fill it with flies...."
Just then, from out of nowhere......a tree bending wind blew away the smoke and there, on the edge of Hell stood...
Janice, the witch of the North Fork, point at me. Her eyes fixed on my soul.
Frozen...... I...
To be continued...