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.