Monday, June 15, 2009


Should have been posting before now! Whoops! Sorry guys, but this was not on my priority list. This past week was a bit crazy busy. Let's hit the highlights from my family's point of view. On Thursday, June 4th, I arrived at John's to babysit Ryan, Friday, June 5th, John and Bree left for San Marcos, Jen left for Camp Longhorn on Saturday, June 6th. Then on Sunday, the 7th, I brought Ryan to Keller to his other grandmother.

Then, last week, Gene left Tuesday for Houston on business. Wednesday night severe thunderstorms hit the metroplex. Thursday morning, Grant and I left for work about 6:50 a.m. and by 8:30 a.m. more severe thunderstorms cut off the power at home and at Mom and Dad's house. At the library, the storms kept causing our fire alarms to go off, happened at least 4 times that I know of. I went in Gene's place to a children's camp dinner and meeting that night, still no power. Friday morning, still no power, Gene arrives home and we meet for lunch. He then heads to church and I head back to work. Still no power, we make hotel reservations for the entire weekend as Oncor says it might be Sunday evening before all are restored.

Mom and Dad, in the meantime, have their power out, house flooded, and so they went to Lanna's on Friday to deliver garage sale items. About 3:30 or so on Friday they have been back home for about 20 minutes and I get a call at work, the lights are on!! We have power. Grant has left on errands so before we cancel hotel reservations, Gene heads home to verify. We do indeed also have power, cancel reservations, etc.

Our food is pretty much ruined. We cannot replace it until later cause all day Saturday we were at church decorating for VBS. Actually building and painting huge stage props. All day turned out to be 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.! VBS began last night and continues through this week. So - Gene and I will work 7-4, then head out to VBS from 6-9, yikes! Last night was the first night and we arrived home at 10! Whew!

Maybe after this week, we can breathe again!

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