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Sitting in the garage, watching Ike blow through.

Sitting in the garage, watching Ike blow through.

We woke up this morning to howling winds and were not surprised. All week we heard warnings of severe weather for Sunday (today). After my family’s flight was rescheduled for the second time yesterday we all kind of knew that the chances of them flying out of Evansville today were slim.

After we each had a cup of coffee we all moved outside to observe the weather and so my mom could have a cigarette. We sat in our garage to shield ourselves from the wind and we just relaxed. Power lines were arcing and popping and as soon as we moved out to the garage a huge tree branch fell on the garage roof and scared the pee water out of us.

We have 2 downed trees that N had to hack up with his chainsaw. He also let the neighbor borrow his chainsaw for their tree issues. It is just past noon here and the airlines say my family’s flight is still on schedule… We’ll see if they are actually able to get home today! My brother said he wont believe it until the plane takes off.


After we drove them to the airport they learned that their flight was still on schedule, yay! Too bad they couldn’t take any of their hygiene products with them. Turns out even if you have less than 3 ounces of product in your containers you cannot take containers that hold more than 3 ounces… That meant I would be shipping more things back to them but it is no biggie.

They got on the flight and are on arriving at home tonight. I am sure they are relieved I know everyone is missed them back at the ranch. We joked about what else could possibly happen on this trip, we sure did make tons of memories!

Now N and I need to get busy unpacking crap and getting ready for his first day. I think I would rather eat crap and watch Lifetime TV though. Do you think I can just be lazy today?

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  • I think you should take a day to decompress!

    witchypoos last blog post..Gimme Gemini

    September 15, 2008 at 11:54 am
  • whew! what a couple of weeks you have had… such memories 🙂 Fighting or loving – it is good to have family.

    September 15, 2008 at 12:21 pm
  • You don’t need my permission to be lazy no matter how much I think you’ve earned over the past weeks.

    Go for it!

    Donna B.s last blog post..SiteMeter – New And Now Useless

    September 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm
  • I love that last picture with your brother in the orange suit! That should be your holiday card this year.

    I saw on the news where Evansville had a 10 gallon limit on each gas fill-up. Odd.

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..Can I Get Some Cheese With That Whine?

    September 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm
  • storms are a bitch aren’t they?

    did you always live in AZ?? you know that the hurricane was an extreme but we get some storms…(MO, IN, IL, KY)

    mps last blog post..Brilliant Fundraising

    September 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm
  • Glad your mom and brother made it home safe and sound. And you should totally take a mental health day with me and we can be lazy together:)

    Beckys last blog post..I’m Alive

    September 15, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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