The smoke finally cleared. The sky is clear and blue and I find myself taking extra deep breaths just to get a little more of the pureness.  The A/C is off and now I'm searching for extra layers to keep warm through the chilly airstream mornings, how quickly seasons change. Denver has been working hard trying to finish up the house he has been working on over the summer and I've been busy in the shop building up my repertoire. I'm trying to build pieces that are easy to wear, durable and beautiful, field testing is serious business.


We finally closed on a property in Bend. It's a multi-family unit in what seems like a great neighborhood. A neighborhood that reminds me in so many ways of the Old Southwest in Reno, but hopefully much less inclined to criminal activity. It's been a long escrow so I'm excited and relieved to begin a new project. I'm sure the cold weather will drive us out of the airstream, sooner rather then later, and it's nice to have a place to go.


I haven't yet mentioned it, but I'm the proud Aunt to a beautiful niece, Adelay Joy.  In her short two month life span she has already brought so much joy to to the Linthicum/Nichols family.

Last night my brother and his wife brought a baby boy, Creed Alexander, into the world. I'm more then thankful for God's grace, and the tangible example of new life that these two freshly christened individual have shared.

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