Updating 12-25-23: We survived the Camp Fire and found a new home just south of Paradise. Life is good, and hubby and I are so grateful to be healthy and to have each other - with so many friends suffering illness and loss. My newest passions are clay sculpture, photography, gardening. I did buy a gorgeous new dulcimer after the fire from David at Modern Mountain Dulcimers, but I have not been diligent about playing it.
December 2018: Just a short note here. Our home in Paradise has been burned to the ground, along with 1000+ other homes in the ongoing Camp Fire. We have evacuated to Chico for now, and probably the next 6 mos. We lost nearly everything because we had to get out NOW to save our lives. I lost all three of my beautiful chromatic dulcimers: Modern Mountain koa "Dream" model, Bonnie Carol quilted maple, and Wood 'n Strings smaller "church" model. When we get settled again, my dream would be to find another Modern Mountain koa "Dream" model that I could buy from someone, or have David make one.
Hanging in, one day at a time. What a rough thing to deal with!
Jeannie in Paradise