As cold, nasty,and unpleasant as the morning was the evening was equally beautiful. I was painting until seven thirty or so in just a tee shirt. This is another one of the Surprise Valley Lumber Company. It is close to where we are staying. We kicked around town a little yesterday. This place can make you forget all the crazy BS that seems to be the norm these days. It is like a trip back in time to the country I grew up in. Everyone here is great and the art of conversation is alive and well.