Just a quick pop-in here as I have a busy day today and then MNO this evening with the girlfriends, which I am really looking forward to as we have all been going different directions these past couple of weeks and need a chance to just sit and get caught up with all the newsy bits going on with all of us.
Wow...June is ending already, 30 days passed in a flash. (Flash floods for some, unfortunately.) I can see the summer melting away very quickly, how does this always happen when winter drags on and on? I think I need to be living in a warmer climate...like say California. Just the sound of it is mesmerizing. I can't remember a June where it rained quite so much...more days than not...and it sure plays havoc with our backyard swimming and heading to the golf course on a regular daily basis.
Didn't go to Iowa to help this weekend...for one thing, it is very difficult to get in and out of CR at this point, some areas need special clearance, no hotels, sometimes no water, buildings being assessed, marked for demolition, and everything pretty much clogged up enough without someone wanting to go and check up on her sister. 1400 blocks of the city have been affected by the flood. It's sort of like entering a war zone, you need special clearances and all for certain areas and the rest is pretty much "on hold" also.
Karen's house had to be gutted down to the studs and is going to be rebuilt after it "dries out a bit" she says, so it will be months before she can get back into her home. Everything in the basement and first floor was a total loss. She is trying to be optimistic, but it is heartbreaking losing everything like that after all her hard work on the house, etc. She is fortunate to have friends with whom she is living in the meantime, but she is eager to just get it all behind her. As far as going out there, I guess it will need to wait a bit.
So, what did go on around here this weekend? Well, laundry, always laundry, and some cleaning, some organizing, some yard/garden work, some pool maintenance, some grilling, some cooking, some baking, some knitting, some scrapbook organizing, some reading, some swimming, and the Steve Miller Band concert. I will leave it to you to guess who did what when. Everyone was home at one time or another, but not always at the same time, so it was just a big mishmash of activities around here. How about there, what's going on where you are?
I'm on my way out of here...hope you have a great day...see you in July!