Sunday, August 30, 2009
We had some pretty bad storms a couple of nights ago. There was lightening and really high winds of at least 60 mph from about 10:00 at night until 2:00 in the morning. I was worried that something was going to happen to the roof after all that work and I did not know if the guy Russell has homeowners insurance had insured it yet. The house was insured but I though the roof was not because it was previously in bad shape. But luckily nothing happened here except for a lot of tree branches getting knocked down. There was even a good size one on the front porch that looked like it came from a tree next door. Our power flickered off a couple of times but came back on. I found out later there were some people who lost power and did not even get it on until about a day and a half later and there was a lot of damage around the city and from what I read in the newspaper lots of flooding. We are sort of on a hill so we did not have to worry about that.
Work has been extremely busy. Yesterday I worked later in the day and had one of those moments where somebody was actually nice. I had just got in and was on my register with a really big line. A guy who works in automotive came to my line and he was someone who always used to come to the smoke shop register when I worked in that area. He asked me if I wanted him to buy me a cup of water. He probably felt sorry cause it was so hectic. Sometimes such a little thing can just make your day brighter. I wish more people were nice like this. Anyhow I was glad I did not have to work too many hours yesterday and I'm off today.
The garden is pretty much done with. We did not really get much out of it. I think the problem is that it needed mulch to keep the water in instead of it all evaporating. Next season I'll get a couple bales of hay or straw. That's what I used when we gardened in NM and it was very hot there as well and everything grew really good. I also want to try the square foot gardening next year and get started earlier in the season and start some things from seeds. I know one thing....we used a lot of water on a garden that did not produce much. I don't want to see that happening again. On a good note.....the electric bill here was way lower than I thought it would be. I thought it would be higher since my son was here and we were using an extra AC but it actually went down. It was never over $100 and I think that's pretty good for this size of a house. I'm sure there are things we can do to get it down lower and we'll work on that.
I'm still not done with my second blanket I've been making. I pick it up every now and then and work on it but I should work on it more. I want to start making some doll clothes for the granddaughters. I need to get started on that. I think I might make some to keep here as well for when I do my in home childcare. They are really easy to make and don't take long. I've got tons of patterns and it's fun to make that stuff. I do need to make a trip out of town to pick up some more yarn.
We've watched a few movies but none that I was really impressed by. I was wanting to see that 17 again movie but it was not all that great. The teenage girls probably liked it though. I bought a couple of movies to add to my collection....some older ones. I got the two Hannibal movies in one set. The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Gory stuff.....I wonder why I even like those movies but I do.....well I know why and that's because Anthony Hopkins is in them and he's one of the best actors ever! I also got American Graffiti and while the first movie in the set is good the second one.... called More American Graffiti- sucks.
Well that's all for now. Hope y'all have a blessed Sunday. :)