A powerful windstorm swept through my area Tuesday night, and I am still picking up debris and repairing damage. The National Weather Service called it a "heat burst." We had very little warning. Farmers in my area have lost barns, silos, outbuildings and cows. Some people had major roof damage and small fires. My thoughts go out to these people, especially farmer Krause. In the past dozen years, he had a barn struck by lightening, killing all his milk cows in the process, his wife passed away, he broke his leg, he lost a field of wheat to a fire during the drought last year, and now this.
When I see what happened to others, I'm quite happy to deal with my broken fences, ripped-off shed roofing, a wagon that got blown into the pasture, and other "small stuff."
Prayers should also be directed to those folks in Wisconsin and Minnesota still fighting the wildfires that are ripping through thousands of acres. The National Guard and Red Cross are helping, and firefighters are working their butts off, but the fires are not nearly contained yet. Scary. Reminds me of the Great Peshtigo Fire, though of course that one was far, far worse.
Speaking of disasters, BEWARE of Brandy Nichole Woolums. She lives at 1728 Birchwood Street #3, Delavan, WI
53115. She is 27 years old (born 1986) and 6 feet tall. She is originally from Skandia, MI. She has a young daughter, who may have the last name "Blum." Woolums commonly uses aliases, which have in the past included Jade, Brandi or Brandie Williams, Nikki Knight and Nichole O'Connor. Her online aliases are too many to list, but have included Smokinsmart1, wickedlysweet, nikki b, Jade, and CrystalraneX. She has resided in Baraboo, Lake Geneva and Bristol, WI as well as
Illinois in the past..
Brandy's favorite scheme is to sell tack... but never actually ship it. She will ask you to pay via Paypal and send the money as a "gift" payment type. She will probably give you some sob story about how doing this saves her money that would otherwise go to sellers fees, and she and her fatherless little girl really need every dime, etc.
Once you send the "gift," Brandy pockets the cash and never mails you the stuff. Because you sent the money as a "gift," you aren't eligible for Paypal buyer protection and you will NOT be able to get a refund or open a claim against her.
Brandy was recently involved in a lawsuit where it appears she "bought" horses, never actually finished paying for them, and was attempting to resell them. Brandy may also be involved in welfare fraud. I can't confirm this, but it is reported that she was convicted of fraud and animal cruelty in Illinois. She has been evicted from at least one boarding facility and at least one apartment building for non-payment of rent.
Woolums has owned, and may still own, the brown AQHA filly Eyed Be Smokin Smart, barn name Cinder or Cinders.
Brandy is an "adult model/actress" and "dancer" and may be working at a strip club. She describes herself as "bi-sexual." She may be moving to Florida.
That's all for now folks. Stay tuned for more.
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