I heard you had a date with Irene? So many on the East Coast did. The big question is, how did it go?
Our date went splendidly. With only some wind and rain, we survived. The back of my house didn’t even leak and every single time we get torrential rains, it floods the back of my house. I am thankful.
Some of you weren’t so fortunate. Your date didn’t go quite as well and I’m sure your basement is flooded, you lost power, and perhaps you have a downed tree or two. Sorry. If I’m close in proximity, I’ll come help you.
We saw a truck turned upside down on our way to church. I think he got stuck in a combination of too much water on the road and a big gust of wind. He got out unscathed. His truck wasn’t so fortunate.
My family lived in Pensacola, Florida for hurricane Ivan. It was terrible. We lost many trees, our car, and had eleven thousand dollars worth of damage to our house. But, we were the lucky ones. Practically ever two houses or so were completely destroyed with trees falling through their center, cutting them in half. It was a terrible storm, one that my husband worked through. He’s got some stories to tell!
But I won’t talk about today, because right now it’s all about Irene. FringeMan worked a lot this weekend, so the kids and I entertained ourselves.
We played Lego checkers, because Legos work themselves into every part of our lives. Thank you very much FringeBoy.
I lost every game in record time.
FringeBoy claims he hasn’t lost a came of checkers in three years.
I think I believe him.
FringeKid decided she wanted to learn how to bake bread.
So we made pretzels. Recipe HERE.
She did all the work really.
I was held captive by junk in my son’s room. I went in armed with trash bags and determination. We could have filmed an episode of hoarders, juvenile edition.
I removed six full trash bags.
I love my son.
Ignore the stain down the front of my daughter’s shirt. It’s apple cider. We’re clumsy around these parts.
The weekend culminated with a stormy game of Monopoly. I didn’t win.