summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

the storm...

After school activities were cancelled, high winds and heavy rain and perhaps some tornadoes were forecast. The stillness was heavy with foreboding, it was going to storm. We filled pitchers and kettles with water because if we lose power, we lose water too, as we have a well. I made sure the matches were where they belong, and took note of where the safer jar candles were.

The storm came...the rain poured down...there was a lull between downpours, so the girls skipped happily outside to marvel at the multitude of worms that surfaced in the yard...and took a few pictures...



It started raining again after these were taken, but for a little while there, the whole house was tinged with purple.

Oh, the adventures I had last night...I set my alarm for 3:35 a.m., so I could get up and drive Mirielle, Samuel, and Suzanne to the airport, for their trip to California. Well. I got up and got dressed and we were all ready, sipping coffee...and um, Miss Mirielle wasn't here...she is NEVER late, she lives five minutes away, in town...hmmm. I texted her...no answer. She was probably driving here, so couldn't answer, I thought. Anyway, fast forward fifteen minutes, I called her...and woke her up! oops. She had worked last evening, and had only a few hours sleep, and had slept right through her alarm. They were running really late by the time we got on the road to the airport. Samuel is still active military, so perhaps that helped, all I know is I texted when I got home, and they were put on a different flight, so the airline was good to them. phew. I was home by 6 a.m....I let the dogs out, made a pot of coffee to replace the pot we stole so Evelyn and Paul had morning coffee, then...back to bed for me. I had already asked Jonathan to get up with the Dukester when he started in on wondering where everyone was when the girls got on the school bus...

I slept so soundly for an hour, then my phone started buzzing...early morning texts and notifications, I hadn't silenced it in case the travelers needed something...dang it.

So here I am, ha, tired and happy.

Today is gymnastics.

I need to go for a walk and get some energy.

1 comment:

Carol Slater said...

You need a nap! LOL!! I am thankful that you got them to the airport safely and that they were able to get a flight.