I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. For Ryno and me it was probably one of our oddest Labor Days to date. We woke up yesterday, turned on the news and saw that several of the areas surrounding Austin were on fire. We feel very fortunate that the fires near our home were contained fairly quickly. However, hundreds of homes were destroyed, most due to the fire in Bastrop. The photo below shows the smoke from the Bastrop fire as seen in space. Austin Disaster Relief is working to collect donations as many homes were completely destroyed and most people were unable to take anything with them before they left.