Sunday, September 25, 2005

Blowing and A'Going


The rainy view from my front door this morning.

We've still got rain in the forecast through tomorrow but it appears that ole Rita didn't dump quite as much rain as we were fearing during her first wave. I think we're under a flash flood watch/warning until 6 a.m. tomorrow though. James is down on the farm this morning chasing module tarps that have blown off of more than a few modules of cotton. Yesterday the blustery winds caused more than a few problems with those cotton tarps because a wind will pick them up,,and anyone holding on to them,, and flap you around like a flying kite. He was also pretty upset to lose a bole buggy full of cotton (about 10 bales) that caught fire from a wayward spark fanned by the high winds. It started raining around 5 yesterday so a spark won't be a worry for quite a few days now.

I was awakened at 3 a.m. this morning by cypress balls from my little cypress tree peppering the side of the house like pellet blasts from a shotgun. It appeared that the roof was still on so I soon rolled over and went back to sleep.

Rita is just a little inconvenience for us so we're so very thankful that we are just seeing her leftovers and not her full power as those south of us have.


Jami and the girls came by yesterday and we had a little discussion about rules for the art set that we bought Krysten for her birthday. It seems that since MeriKate has learned to write her name she has the need to write it on every available surface,,,the couch,,pillow cases. Jami said when she asked her why she was signing her name to things that don't belong to her she told her she writes her name because she doesn't know how to spell Abie's yet. I mentioned that it might be a good idea to learn to spell someone else's name so they wouldn't know it was her doing all the signing.

13 comments:

Leslie said...

Sounds like James is going to be busy for a while. That's good that you guys weren't hit harder than you were. Flash floods are freaky.

Your cypress ball awakening reminds me of the time we awoke to a feisty chipmunk pitchin' acorns onto the tin roof over our heads. They'd make a helluva smack, then roll like wee bowling balls, followed by his loud chattering of glee.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

She writes her name because she doesn't know how to spell Abie's yet... What a fantastic and perfect answer!

That youngster is clever!

Mary Lou said...

LOLOL AH YES!!! I opened the linen closet door to put some towels away, and there about 2nd grader high, written on the shelf in pencil was "FUCK donna done this" LOLOL at least he spelled it right!

Ms. Vickie said...

Piggy and tazzy took my comment...I actually laughed and read it to my mother...we both think you have a pretty smart one there.

Kim said...

Everyone is so lucky that Rita didn't do all that she was capable of doing. I know there was quite a bit of damage in some places but to downgrade before hitting land was a blessing I'm sure.

Dawn said...

We got lots of rain from Rita. I am in Missouri.. we aren't that far apart. We are suppose to have rain for a couple of days.

LOL about not being able to spell Abie's name !!

I hope you have a good week !! :)

David said...

Glad to see that you did not have too many problems with Rita. Did not realize you grew cotton up there.

Cindra said...

You are sooo bad, but I love it. Teaching her to sign someone else's name so it wouldn't be blamed on her?

We got our visit from Rita yesterday... rain, rain and more rain. No wind to speak of... she kind of wore out by the time she got here.

Joan said...

I like the way you think Brenda..sign someone else's name huh LOL...

wanda said...

I could have sworn I'd already made a comment here yesterday. How odd.
That Krysten is a clever one for sure.
We got a bit of rain today and it seems to have cooled things off here a bit in Podunt. I am sooooo looking forward to October.

Hoot Nannie said...

I guess I am glad Madison didn't learn to write her name until later....so funny where all MeriKate has signed her name. Madison has created "art" all over the house. I was glad to read a report from you about Rita. Hope you are feeling better....I am way behind on getting around. Loved the sunflower pic and got a laugh out of the jokes.

Brent said...

It's nice to hear Rita didn't ruin everyone's weekend. I'm glad you're safe and sound!

chosha said...

Glad to hear Rita wasn't too harsh on you.