It\u2019s so hard to believe that Summer will soon be over. Hope everyone\u2019s having good luck with their canning season, the rain was hard on some gardens and a blessing to others. Personally, I am totally done with my canning and getting ready to turn the garden under.\r\nNot real sure about this cold weather in August. I\u2019ve actually been chilled today and wore a jacket while I was out and about on the hill in my little golf cart. Took Teaberry Hound for a ride and I\u2019m planning his birthday party. Now some people make fun because I celebrate my Basset Hound\u2019s birthday but he\u2019s part of the family and my baby boy, plus he\u2019s loved by everyone who knows him and everyone enjoys a reason for a birthday cake and wiener roast.\r\nThis week it gives me great pleasure to share the story of a very talented young lady who is a local gal as well. Kristy Hammit Brown. Kristy is a writer. A very good one at that. She\u2019s a homemaker, mother and full time blogger and writer. Recently, she has made a dream come true by finishing her first book which is available online.\r\nWhen I asked Kristy how she got interested in writing and what inspired her she said \u201cI have written since I was a child, the things around me that brought me pleasure I would write about. Poems happen to be where I started. Through the years I have done different things to learn more, and one of them was a book in the 8th grade that was given to the children\u2019s museum in Virginia. From then on I loved to write, from fantasy to real life.\u201d\r\nShe continued, \u201cWhen I picked up my first Cheyenne McCray book I knew what kind of books I wanted to write. Paranormal Romance was my calling. Over the last three years I have written two novels and sent them to many different publishing companies.\u201d\r\nIt\u2019s always such a blessing when we hear of folks reaching a goal they set for themselves or accomplished a dream and continue to work hard toward that dream.\r\nYou can find her on facebook, K.R.Brown. I encourage everyone to contact her and support her.\r\nWith the state fair going on everyone is no doubt enjoying concerts and rides and fair food. I remind everyone to be safe and be aware of the people around you. It\u2019s a dangerous world we live in this day and age. Down right scary if you ask me. I\u2019m sure finding I prefer to be home than anywhere else.\r\nI hope to be back on a more regular basis. I\u2019ve been having the dangest computer issues so had to go through and just change everything and start over. Now anyone that knows me know I am not real technical so this has been a pain to say the least. Larry laughs at me but never doubts me when I tell him that I don\u2019t do something well. He didn\u2019t believe I had no sense of direction until he asked me to drive him somewhere and I hadn\u2019t a clue how to get him there - sad thing was, it was a place he\u2019d taken me to dozen of times. I told him \u201cHey, things don\u2019t look the same from the passenger side of the car!\u201d\r\nOh the stories I could I tell and I just might this winter.\r\nI want to thank the people who send me the sweetest letters, there\u2019s a lady in Lewisburg that sent the kindest and the sad thing is she mailed it way back in June and I just did get it. Seems there was a mix up and by the time it made the rounds needless to say that old saying \u201cBetter late then never\u201d runs true when it comes to mail. She has some flowers to share and I hope I didn\u2019t miss out on them but if I did maybe her generosity will hold out for next year.\r\nThe kindest people in the world I believe are the readers of the Mountain Messenger. Thank you and God bless you all.\r\nWell, that\u2019s about all I have this week from the BIRDHOUSE, but got lots of good reading in the making for this fall and well, you know (I don\u2019t want to say that \u201cW\u201d word just yet), so hang in there with me and from us here at the BIRDHOUSE we wish y\u2019all only the best of the best and blessing galore!