Monday, January 19, 2009

Home and a new winner

The trip to Sacramento went great. My daughter placed first in two dances. She needs a certain amount of firsts to move up from Prizewinner to Preliminary Championship. Best of all I got to spend some one on one time with Mackenna. We also got to have dinner with my friend, Deb. A great time for sure!

When I came home, I had an email from a friend telling me that her brother, the mountain rescuer who helped me research three of my books and became a friend in the process, had fallen on Mount Hood on Saturday. I can't tell you how reading the first sentence of that email felt. He's been very open about some of the close calls he's had, but those were in the past. I was just hoping his luck had held out this time, too! And it had.

He's in the hospital and is pretty banged up, but his injuries could have been a lot worse. This is the same guy who let me write about his skydiving proposal on the Wedding Planners blog and got married on New Years Eve. If you could say a prayer for Michael and Linda as he recovers, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Now without any further ado:

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-01-20 04:12:44 UTC

This week's free book winner is Brandy. She won with a comment on the post Contest Time! Brandy, please choose one book from the list here. Email me your choice along with your snail address. You can use the contact form on my website.

I never heard from last week's winner Amy.

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