Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back To School. Again.

After being off so many days last week, the kids are finally able to go back to school. Both Sweet Girl and Little Man absolutely LOVE their teachers and their classmates! Hopefully this will be a very good year for both of them. I did sign Little Man up for Lunch Bunch once a week. He always asks to bring his lunch box to school, like he sees his sister doing during the week. So cute... College Boy is settling down in his new apartment up in Tallahassee. They didn't experience any power outages or flooding where he was at, which is good, but with two storms brewing out in the atlantic, I'm always worried about where and when the next storm will hit. Keep everyone in the gulf coast in your prayers that they will be protected. Little man is addicted to the Wii. Did I mention that?? He asks to play it EVERYDAY which drives me nuts since he wants ME to play it with him. He asks CONSTANTLY!! I've been getting quite good at Mario Party 8 now! lol

Friday, August 22, 2008

The CLEAN-UP Begins

Today we finally were able to clean up outside and venture out to stores! You could tell school had been out by what was picked over at Target today. Sweet Girl got the LAST Miley Cyrus CD in the whole store, and Little Man got the last Wii Olympic Games that they had as well. So what does a person do when they are cooped up inside? Why shop, of course! Here is a head's-up from a friend of mine who makes the most beautiful correspondence items. I ordered one of the personalized 5x7 note pads. You can find her items here:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Catastrophic Flooding

This was the headlines in today's paper. We have had a total of 26 inches of rain so far, and it just keeps raining with the winds blowing off and on all day long. Above you can see the flooded back porch and the lovely green, overflowing pool. Yes, that is debris that somehow got into the back pool deck and you can see how high the water was until I went outside to drain it. 4 times. Around 8 inches each time. Yeah, that is alot of water! Did I mention that the kids are out of school again today and tomorrow?? They went back to school on Monday and have been home the rest of the week. Now we'll have to make up the days they lost. That won't be fun. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We drove around a little today and the flood waters are receding which is very good news. I'm sure this will take a lot of time and money to clean up.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Nightmare Continues...

This tropical storm has been worse than any hurricane we have had thus far. It has been a complete hellish nightmare for me...and STILL is! The flooding is horrendous - worse than a fast moving hurricane. And it is still not moving! Our pool is green, the front foyer has been flooding and I've been mopping through the night, the back porch has flooded, the ground has flooded, I've been outside dealing with the pool pump, and the rocket scientist is trying to fly in from Denver. Not good! The kids are stir crazy and out of school again today, and the cable went out. AT LEAST we still have power. Thank God for that!! Keep us in your prayers over here...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical storm fay is here. School started yesterday and now today it was cancelled. We are having gusty strong winds and tornado warnings right now. I hope it travels north quickly. College boy left this morning to go back to school, thinking he could outrun the storm, which he did. Of course the Rocket Scientist is out of town. At least this storm isn't very strong. Hopefully it will stay that way! Go away, Fay!!