What a winter! I drove to Baker on Tuesday and was amazed to see how little snow there is between Halfway and Baker City, then to come back home over the hill and to deep snow as far as I could see. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful view from up there, as exhausting as it is from on the ground – I am still so happy to live in a place like this.
So, it may or may not be the end. Old timers say we can expect snow right through May. I have a hard time imagining it will pile up again like it has though.
We will keep the website up and an eye on things. It may be that flooding becomes an issue and if that’s the case I am sure we can come together again to help.
I want to thank everyone who helped but, first and foremost Cheryl Robinette who gets credit for a huge chunk of what got done – and she doesn’t even live here anymore! We’ve not yet really met face to face but Cheryl I look forward to it! You are the bees knees, Lady!
Thanks also to Debi Duggan, Sue Forrester, Inga Thompson, Sunny Werner, Mary McLellan and Karen Endersby along with Hans Hammer, Jake Brown, Al Iverson, Rick Bryant, Ivan McKim for helping out where and when they stepped up!
Thank you too to all the hard working service providers who made themselves available around the clock to get people sorted. If you are on this list and would like to be removed get in touch. If you’d like to be added for the next snow storm – or perhaps flood work let us know!
This a great community because of the people here! If I have forgotten anyone please forgive me. It was a whirlwind and so many worked so hard to help out. Please get in touch so I can add you to the list!
As for the future of the site and effort, we’ll keep the site up and the means to organize if the need arises again. If you’d like to be involved just get in touch. We will surely have more big weather, flooding, fires and snow in the future so perhaps we can prep for it together.
Liz, Cheryl, Inga, Sue, Debi, Karen and the gang