day after tomorrow?
Well gang — like I said Charley didn’t do much around here. (When I say around here I mean my yard — I don’t watch the local news all that much so for all I know Norfolk could be gone.)
The water pooled up a little in the front yard under the tree but as soon as it stopped raining it went away. Same goes for the puddle in the low lying area of the back yard. The marsh water did rise but not above the grass line, but I heard that there was less than a foots diffence between yesterday and normal. Guess we will have to wait for a bigger storm to see if we float away here.
I did have a strange dream last night and I think I was sleepwalking .. well sort of. I remember “waking up” from the dream and wandering around the house looking for LK. Then I sat down at my computer – I don’t remember what I did. I don’t think I emailed anyone or anything … but you never know about these things.
Well Charley is here … we got quite a bit of rain from Alex last week but nothing more than your average summer thunderstorm in Hampton Roads. Right now the winds are howling and the dogs are BEGGING to go outside. It has been rainy pretty steadily since last night.
This morning LK and I ran over to Radio Shack for some stuff to finish running wires in the house and we saw crazy people everywhere. Batteries were flying off of the shelf at Radio Shack, so were flash lights. There was even a woman at PetsMart stocking up on pet food. Oddly enough there wasn’t a crowd at Michael’s. I would think if you were stuck in your home for days on end crafty stuff to do may be a fun diversion. I didn’t find the candle holders for the patio that I went in there looking for but ah well … maybe tomorrow.
I don’t expect Charley to do too much — not like it did in Florida anyhow. Things should be back to as normal as they get around here by tomorrow.
a little gem
I have been unpacking boxes and files and putting things away like a crazy lady today. (In between drinking hot tea, listening to Patsy Cline and Jack Johnson and looking out my window at the birds … did I mention how many birds there are here …)
I came across a catchall box that had a little bit of everything in it. Among the broken mini-leatherman, an electric bill from 1994, and a coupon for a free night at the movies that expired last year I found a card I sent LK during his first deployment … almost 7 years ago.
It has Garfield on the front and says “When life is getting you, sometimes it helps to seek out one of those cheery people who NEVER stop smiling … and KICK their butt clear into next week!”
I’d say it is still good advice. . . there is nothing wrong with being happy but perky and cheery is just WRONG.