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Monday, July 11, 2005

We Survived!

And, almost as important, our house survived, too! We got a lot of wind and rain, but our property suffered nothing more than a few twigs and leaves knocked off the trees. Even the tomato plants are intact.

But, just after the guests of our impromptu hurricane party left, we lost power at about 9:30 last night. It was great fun showering in the dark this morning. And I had no service on my cell, so I didn't know for sure if I'd have to work today (I do).

I stepped outside this morning to see if the service was better, and there were our new guests hanging out on the workshop porch like they owned the place. An orange and white mama cat and her two kittens - one gray and one orange. The orange kitten reminds me so much of our Alistair when he was a baby. He's the boldest of the three, always the last to dash away under the workshop when we approach. We've been leaving canned catfood out for them. I have high hopes of befriending at least the orange baby.

Believe it or not, we actually got something accomplished on the house yesterday. We sanded the drywall repairs on the guest bathroom wall and then painted the room yellow. I bought this fancy faux finishing kit with a double tray and double sponge roller. But the two shades of yellow paint I bought were a little too close in color, so you can't really tell it was faux finished at all. Oh well. At least it's not that dingy peachy-off white color anymore.

Again, I sure wish I could show you a picture. :(

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4 Comments:

Greg said...

Glad you made it through in one piece. As a boy we were evacuated during Hurricane Carla when I lived in Houston. I was too young and barley remember it. During another hurricane we lost part of our roof - also in Houston. I'll take an earthquake any day over getting hit by the full force of a hurricane.

2:10 PM  
Jocelyn said...

glad you and your house are okay and intact. and you did work to boot- you guys are troopers.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi i read your comment about the six-legged entry and i read that you said you wanted Darwin to go kill a red wasp that was sitting on the grass because you said it would just come into your home, but then you said when you saw him stomp on it and grind it into the ground, you said you felt bad...

well, what i don't get is, how could you feel bad about that but yet haven't felt bad about it when he did it in the past? i was just a little confused by that.

lol although from the sound of it, it doesn't sound like he likes to kill bugs either

6:08 AM  
halloweenlover said...

So glad you are okay! it would have been heartbreaking for the house to have any damage. Phew.

9:38 AM  

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