Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ike Update - in Forney

Well, I got up early this morning. Since I couldn't sleep I went to Walmart to stock up on provisions. It started raining about 8am, but just drizzling. The constant rain started about 11am. It's now 6pm, and it hasn't stopped raining. There have been gusts of wind - they are saying between 25-35 mph. The rug on my porch hasn't budged, so fortunately, I think we're going to be lucky. I was mainly worried about losing power, but so far so good. I purposely stopped doing laundry, because I thought about how gross it would be if I had wet clothes in the washer and the power went out for days.

Hurricane Ike Checklist


I received this comment on the blog I posted on Friday, September 12th called "Lubbock's Flooding". It is from someone in Spain that I do not know. I was curious as to what it meant, so I copied/pasted it into Word to translate it. It means TOO MUCH WATER, LUCK

Friday, September 12, 2008

CD Update

Great news! The Motown CD from the Lubbock trip has finally ejected from my cheap car stereo. I am now listening to Duffy. I have not tried to eject it as of yet. I have confidence based on past experience that it will eject on the first time. This whole CD sticking in the stereo thing seems to be limited to road trips. Stay tuned.

Lubbock's Flooding

Apparently, Lubbock was hit by at least 7 inches of rain within a 24 hour period. Texas Tech canceled classes today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CD Update

For those of you who are interested, I still can't get the Motown CD out of my car stereo. :(

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Wow! It's been a week since Palin's speech, and I'm still inspired. I had recorded it, and didn't get to watch until last Thursday night, but Wow! While listening to her, I starting "googling" the republican party websites so that I could find out how to get involved. I found the Kaufman County Republican Women's club that meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. I just made a phone call to get more information. Unfortunately, this meeting time conflicts with my bible study class, so I'm going to have to get creative.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On the Road Again - Odessa

Well, 2 days back from Lubbock, I found out that my stepmom's (Linda) grandmother (Memaw) had passed away on Saturday, 8/30. She just turned 101 years old on 8/25. I last saw her last year at her 100th birthday. She's been living in Dallas for 20 years, but lived in Odessa longer, and that was where she was buried. The funeral was on Monday, 9/8. Dad and I left for Odessa at 6am Monday morning. Hwy 20 all the way. So, it was like deja vu all the way to Sweetwater. I think it's at Sweetwater where it becomes Hwy 84 and that's the road to Lubbock. We arrived in Odessa at 12:30. Ate lunch with everyone at McAllister's sandwich shop. Went to Ronnie and Earlene's to change clothes, and Dad showed me the homes he lived in when he grew up. (Sidebar -I was actually born in Odessa. We moved when I was 6 months old. I hadn't been to Odessa since early 80's.)
The funeral was at 2pm. It was a very lovely service. Memaw was a blessed lady, and strong Christian woman. Back on the road to Dallas at 4pm. We hit some strong thunderstorms. We wanted mexican food, and it took us 300 miles to find a restaurant. It wasn't very good. We have to go through Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. It's extremely nerve racking to go through this counties during thunderstorms. There always seems to be some type of tornado watch or warning in this counties. We made it to my house at 10:30pm. I'm sure my dad has had enough of my company for a couple weeks!

What's that Smell?

This is classic. Please click on the link. I think it's explains itself.

Cinnamon + Sugar Brioche Toast