Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hurricanes and Neighbors

Most of our neighborhood is retirees. Reed and Conrad try to help them out by mowing the front lawns. In our city you will get fined if your lawn isn't maintained. Stupid! Luckily our house was not damaged by IKE. We got home Saturday afternoon. Our yard looked like there never was a storm. All the branches, leaves, debris, etc. I expected weren't there. How wonderful! Mr. Kimball is our next door neighbor. What a character!! He wasn't going to evacuate because he didn't want to pack all his guns. hahaha The cops finally forced him out. He is quite old, about 75 or 80. He can hardly walk and everything he does takes him forever. Mowing his lawn takes him about 8 hours! Which is why Reed and Conrad do it for him. Anyways, he got home on Monday. He has been cleaning up our yard all week!!! He cleaned up the branches that fell off the tree. He nailed the mailbox back on! Then he mowed the yard so I wouldn't have to deal with it!! He knew Reed was out of town. He wanted to surprise us. I am surprised!!! A friend from church came by on Monday and told me we would have "a bit" of yard work to do but the house was fine. He even saved our mail!! And I thought we didn't have any friends here. I am so humbled. Every time I think about it I start to cry. So now when I complain about Texas I will remember that it isn't ALL bad. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father keeps giving me little reminders that we are not alone, and He knows where we need to be better than we do. :) Love you all!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Talking to your wife

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Hurricanes

Good grief! I have no idea why people choose to live in Texas. I am so frustrated with all this!
IKE hit late Friday night and caused a lot of damage. We had to evacuate on Thursday. The CG has a hotel in Tyler,TX which is near Dallas. We heard from friends that the house is fine, no damage for us. yea!!
The bad news is we are stuck in a hotel for 2-4 weeks! OH MAN!!! With 2 dogs, 2 birds, 1 cat, 1 hamster, 3 children and one very crazy mama! Reed is in Virginia (Yorktown) at school. Even though they knew IKE was on it's way. i don't even pretend to understand. He will most likely be done with school before we get to go home. They have to clear the roads and turn the power back on before we can go back.
We lost power hear in the hotel this morning. I just got everyone in the car and ran away. Shopping therapy! :) It always works. hahahaha
Now we are back and I actually have internet so I thought I would catch you all up on my crazy life. I'm sure there will be more later. Does it ever end?????

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Here we go again

Well, I am finally home. I took Emilie to BYU. She is starting to like it. Then I had to stay a few extra days because of a hurricane. Oh man! Life is crazy! I have no idea why people live down here in the south. Another hurricane is heading toward us. We will find out if we have to evacuate tomorrow. This time instead of me being gone, Reed is. We are waiting to see how much more we have to deal with before we get out of Texas. Yea, I'm a little stressed.