Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Whole Lot of Nothing

                   

Well, I got up this morning, accessed the situation and called my boss to say I'd be in to work.  Not a drop of rain in Beaumont today.  But Pete & Bug had showers off and on here at home all day.  It was breezy, but nothing as bad as a serious Norther

Things in the office were remarkably calm.  We had worked ahead so much in preparation.  I'd say about 3/4's of our customers were open for business even though the evacuation order was only lifted this morning at 6:00am.  Tomorrow may get a little woolly, what with trying to go back and catch up those that were closed today. 

A skeleton crew on board.  Many had evacuated and hadn't returned home yet.  The company fed us a lovely lunch of sandwiches, some wicked good deviled eggs and chips.  So I can keep my leftover dumplings for tomorrow.  ;o) 

About an hour and half after I got home today we get the hardest rain we have gotten in days!!  Don't that just figure for Texas weather.....let the hurricane move out and THEN it'll get bad.  Even lost the satellite reception right at the end of Maverick.  Now I'll never know who got the real pearls.

You see reruns of Maverick on the Western channel and coffee is how I unwind every day when I get in from work. 

I'm going to predispose this with a disclaimer; I do not want any wishes or cards out of this.  Just noting that birthdays when you get older just suck.  They suck a big toe that has been in open sandals all day.  No cakes.  Very few surprises.  No flashy gifts. 

Aw, but I've got Bug to hug and kiss.  And a lovely note tied here to my computer screen.  Won't open it until she gets inside.  And hubby announced he'd cook us some breakfast for supper tonight. 

And perhaps I'm forgetting that my 48th year could have been spent looking at the remnants of our home strewn from the pond to the woods.  If Gustav had stayed strong and tracked just a little to the west, he'd of plowed right through here.  At the start of the weekend I was thinking, "Gee, thanks Lord.....a hurricane for my birthday."  Now I think, "Thank you Lord for placing your hand upon the storm and telling it to calm down now....for my birthday." 

I'm cool, I'm comfy and I'm content.  Maybe an old 1960 model woman doesn't need flash or fanfare for her birthday?! 

Barbara

Elizabeth, New Jersey 1,325 miles from Caneyhead.......SALUTE!!!!!!!!!

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22 comments:

  1. I am glad that all of you were safe from the storm. I think it's a pretty good birthday present for all of you to be safe. Since you don't want it I will not say it.
    Today would have been one of my son's birthday if he had of lived but sadly he did not make it. That tag is beautiful and has a lot of meaning. Hugs to you anyway for your Birthday. Helen

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  2. The best BD gift you could have gotten was for all of you to be be safe from the storm.
    I want wish you a HB since you said you didn't want it, but I'll wish you a blessed day with God's blessings upon you.
    Sugar

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  3. I'm glad y'all are alright!  Good.  I feel better.  And Happy Birthday!
    Traci

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  4. Happy Birthday Girlie.  You could have had a truly yucky one, and I'm glad it's as good as it was!  I know that still bites though doesn't it!  Oh I am glad though.  I have often had the same thoughts when Wilma breezed through the day before my son'sbirthday a couple of years ago!  Again, I say- I'm so glad my hubby can build things good- every time, I expect to see the roof go flying- but Praise God, it's still here!  Have a Blessed, and uneventful week Barbara!  And yes, I remember storms there.  I seems funny when a regular afternoon Texas toad strangler is worse than a hurricane!!  ;-)  Love Carolyn

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  5. To me birthdays are for being thankful you are still standing straight up and down. There are so many who aren't. So glad you didn't get a hurricane for yours. Paula

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  6. happy birthday Barbara!!! I hope you have a wonderful year full of the Lord's choicest blessings!!

    (personally, I'm glad to see a birthday come and go without a lot of fuss; I keep hoping my family will respect my wishes not to do anything for my day, but they somehow always do something)

    take care of yourself; glad things are returning slowly to normal after the plans made for Gustav

    betty

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  7. Happy Birthday Barbara! I like the fuss, it's the only day I get to be fussed over...lol it's mine on sunday! so fingers crossed...lol bought myself a birthday present, no one gets me crafty stuff, so I got it myself...lol have a good week, stay safe and dry mrs txxx

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  8. Glad you survived the storm!
    No B-Day Good Wishes here for You, ah yeah there is Happy B-Day too you!

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  9. Only the best birthday wishes for you Ma'am!!!!!!



    Michele

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  10. Well, you are going to get Birthday wishes from me anyway.  Happy Birthday my friend, I never realised ours are so close together although I am much older than you.  Glad you have stayed safe.  I have had no internet connection since Sunday so I am just catching up on everything.


    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  11. well for sure I couldn't look myself in the mirror if I didn't send you the best...most blessed...birthday wishes anyone ever got!!!....and yes...there were blessings abounding that Gustav didn't release the impact we thought was coming...we here in KY just hoping that some of those storms will deliver rain to us....it is needed...seriously....we are not on water restriction as yet...but you can see the handwriting on the wall...or I should say on the "lawns"....LOL...again HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BARBARA....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!...God Bless...Ora

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  12. I had mine in August, turned 69 so I have the right to wish you a
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE.

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  13. Happy  birthday.  They are not quite the same the older you get are they??
    Jenny <><

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  14. You certainly were lucky, Barbara - happy birthday by the way.

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  15. HALOW, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE BLOG OWNER OF THIS BLOGSITE....I BADLY NEEDED YOUR COUNSEL....PLEASE HELP ME, AM FALLING OUT....I AM NOT WORTHY TO LIVE HERE....HOPELESS... PLEASE RESCUE ME.....

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  16. Happy Birthday Barbara sweetheart!
    you deserve a2wonderful birthday so I'm hoping that's what you've had!
    I think parents have much to od; then you work, you're sooooo busy and then you guys had to hunker down for the hurricane!
    sheesh!
    I'm oh os glad that you're safe but I hope you get some rand r soon! maybe some candles and a quiet evening with your sweetheart?
    love and huggggggggggggggggggs
    natalie

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  17. Stopped by for a visit while hopping around and glad you "Weathered out" the storm safely !

    Woody

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  18. A 1960 model woman has not even come into her own her.  Your'e close though. After 40 I just started having anniverseries.  Currently I am 18.  It's wonderful to be 18. Thanks for your comments in my journal.   Anne

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  19. Thanks for visiting the ShipsLog. Of course your faith in our Christ caught my eye, but Bubba did it.  I am just finishing a book called 'Sticky', about a man who became a Dozer operator at ages 9-12,  His dad was an operator but was dying.  The Kid takes over.  I enjoyed writing it.  But like I said Bubba caught my attention.
    Thanks, glad you had no more problems with Gustov than you did.  The buried building sounds like a great idea.  Our STuff is stored in a 52' trailer in NC, I have a son who wants to bury it for a safe zone.  But we there are few fears of wind etc in central NC.
    Jack

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  20. I'm glad you had a good day, and I'm so glad you didn't get hit with that hurricane!  Hope the next one passes right by too.  You are only a few months younger than my husband -- you're still a Spring chicken!
    Lori

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  21. I'm certainly thankful for all that Gustav wasn't as predicted.  LOL at the satellite dish.  I have DISH network.  I'm in Pa. so we don't lose it a whole lot (jinxing myself) but always at inopportune times.  Dang, I wish we had a western channel.  I love Maverick.  Hope you have a good weekend!  HUGS Chris

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  22. hugs Barbara!
    okay so I hope that my positive comments about your blog sounds right!
    I think you would liek to say that you tell stories about your family life and you try to inform people about Christianity in lessons
    love,nat

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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