I received a number of emails besides the comments you left yesterday and I wanted to let you know why I order over 200 pounds of papier mache material. The company I ordered from (link in the post below) provides your shipping for FREE if you order over a certain dollar amount...plus there is an additional discount on your order if you go to the next dollar figure they list, so I did both. I had not been able to find my papier mache product locally or on the internet since October, and the company would not respond to my emails. When we went to Arizona in January my husband kindly stopped at every Hobby Lobby and Michaels store between Nebraska and Arizona listed on the internet, and I only found 3 small boxes. I decided to not go through this again next year so I stocked up. I don't think I will have to worry about my supply for some time now!!! HA!
We escaped the tornado threat yesterday in our county, but people to the east of us were not so fortunate. We had sustained winds in the 30-40 mph range all day yesterday, with wind gusts over 60 mph. It created a terrible problem for our fire department when a grass fire started southeast of town, jumped the Platte River, crossed Interstate-80, which was closed for over 6 hours in a 9 mile stretch because of the smoke and for the safety of the 10 fire departments that came in trying to get it stopped. Kelly came home from work long enough to tell me what was going on and I next saw him after midnight. They had farmers come in with disks on their tractors ahead of the fire disking under combustible material and front-end loaders moving dirt for them ... it was the example of why I love living here...everyone offering services to help out. They had food brought in from various organizations, the Yamaha dearlership supplied 4-wheelers for the department with water on board, the Salvation Army provided their canteen for water, gatorade, and food for the fire fighters, the city helped line up the loaders and operators for the department's use (both the city manager and mayor went to station 1 to check on the department's needs), and one mutual aid department came from over 35 miles away to help with the fire. ((((((( Big hugs to everyone for their help.)))))))) We are in a wind advisory again today but our temperature is about 35 degrees cooler than yesterday so hopefully no fires today. Here is a video link: http://hubvideo.kearneyhub.com/?p=1493
Here is wishing you all good weather!!