All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Ike Photo Post: On the Street
No we still don't have power, but I downloaded all the pictures and put them on a zip drive. Here we go:
This is the front yard when we woke up Saturday:
After we cleaned up Saturday afternoon:
All the piles on the street:
The house looks fine:
The backyard, not so good:
I'll have more pictures later on today. Still no power but I made some makeshift screens for some of the windows out of mosquito netting so we slept like babies last night. Cool enough for blankets - what a blessing!
I'm 43, and yes, that is a good age. Attorney, mom and wife: 3 full-time jobs, which makes me jack of all trades, master of none. I like it. Two boys, 13 and 10, otherwise known here as One and Two, just to keep things simple. Husband? He is the inspiration for the title of this blog. He works 14 hour days, to which I can only say: I'm incredibly grateful he doesn't work weekends.
I love: my boys, my God, this city, good food, good books, my church, and dogs (unless they're really, really small).
I hate: fear, cold weather, grey skies, reality TV, shoes that pinch, and Daylight Savings Time.
You can email me at grasswidowsdiary (at) gmail (dot) com - I love mail, too.
"Always there has been an adventure just around the corner - and the world is still full of corners!"
--- Roy Chapman Andrews
“Time is a treasure that melts away. It escapes us, slipping through our fingers like water through the mountain rocks. Tomorrow will soon be another yesterday. Our lives are so very short. Yesterday has gone and today is passing by. But what a great deal can be done for the love of God in this short space of time!”
--- Josemaria Escriva
"Do all in your power not to fall, for strong athletes should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times ... rise up again each time, and keep on doing this until the day of your death. For it is written, "If a righteous man falls seven times' - that is repeatedly throughout his life - seven times 'shall he rise again.'"