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Monday, June 30, 2008

blown away

I've been swept up in homework - packing, cleaning, repairing - and making notes on how to do it better next time around. (I'm sure to have more to say on that later.)

I've been moved by the kindness of others: Offering help in the heat and tools and taking my kids while I have been preoccupied. My life is full of generosity. It fuels me.

And then, a storm moved in last night, lightening and thunder shaking the house just as Greg finished painting for the day. We cleaned up and went out to celebrate our anniversary, gone for a few short hours.

It was nearly dark when we pulled in around 10, but I could tell something was wrong with the top of our maple tree. Then I saw all the limbs down in our yard.

rushing wind

At least the house is intact.

I'm off to work again, while my parents have the kids and Greg is out of town. I'm going to purposely ignore my laptop because imagine what I could accomplish, on my own, if I get to it.

So, I'm off. I'll be seeing you again soon.

12 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

See you!

Professor J said...

I wish I could help. I'll just send good vibes, I guess.

katydidnot said...

ignoring the laptop...blasphemer!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I'm glad the house is still standing. Hang in there!

San Diego Momma said...

i've been wanting to take a self-imposed laptop vacation for awhile now. I've heard it's cleansing...

I'm so far gone that I take it into the bathroom with me (don't tell anyone).

Deb
sandiegomomma.com

p.s. I've been seeing your name around the blogosphere...and lurked here and there. But now, I'm commenting to say I'm loving your blog!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

ACK! We had limbs down, too. Our poor Dr. Seuss-like trees...

So glad nothing hurt your house (although - would that make you stay? Hmmmm...).

Amanda said...

So sorry, but yes, the house being ok is a very good thing!

missburrows said...

please promise you come back and visit us! (in town)

Beck said...

Oh no! But I'm glad you're all right.

stu said...

Alright, you need to take advantage of both your kids being at our house tonight...

-Stu

JCK said...

Glad you are safe and sending good packing thoughts.

Kimberly said...

Glad the damage isn't worse! We had a similar storm last night. My poor lilac bush.