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?!
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