Friday, February 27, 2009

It Hailed Today

Gary went to get Garrison from school and they looked off up the river valley and wondered if someone was burning off woods on ground in distance or if it was raining. We went a little further and it started sleeting and hailing.

Whew! I'm glad they weren't in my car.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Louisiana Visit

Almost since the power was restored, I've been on a business trip down to Louisiana. It's incredible how much difference in climate there is between here and there. Temps were in the upper 60's there and barely above freezing here. But overcast and rainy at both spots.

It was nice to visit friends and family for a little while, but time was much too short for more than drop-in-and-say-hello kinds of visits. I put a few more personal miles than I intended on the company truck, so I hope I don't have to pay them back or otherwise be punished for them. And the trip has lasted a few days longer than I originally planned. I thought I'd be home by Saturday night, and here it is Monday night and I'm back in Shreveport. Traveling for work is fun, but it's getting kind of stressful knowing that my work back at the lab is just piling up because no one else is trained to do it yet. Not only that, I am scheduled to be off this Friday and I hope they didn't forget that, because I cannot reschedule that day off. Someone is coming down for an herb-walk/ginseng-workshop and it's been planned for a while now.

I tried to take some pictures today while on the road, but unless I am very very good, it's unlikely that any of them will be good. It's hard to photograph things out the window of the truck while going 70mph down the interstate, haha. We'll see. When I download them if anything is even remotely recognizeable (not sure about that spelling, but spell-check didn't underline it), I'll post it.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lights On

The power was restored Tuesday night. I have to admit that it is nice to have lights at the flip of a switch, and it is good to have the internet back. Oh, and it's also nice to wash clothes at home rather than the laundromat.

However. I think I could survive just fine if it never came back on and that gives me a sense of security of sorts.

The sheetrock crew should be here tomorrow to start on the job and the septic tanks should be delivered tomorrow. I can't wait to get moved in.