Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Our pack on the trailer
The news chopper hovered overhead at the start of the parade
The boys getting ready
The sign on the Right is the one Justin's Den did (Webelos)
Oops! I downloaded it twice. All for your viewing pleasure!:)
Getting our Pack Flag hung up...Justin posed for me
These Junior High Cheerleaders were in front of us, so we listened to a band and their cheers all through the parade.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Top Ten Reasons why Hurricane Season is Like Christmas:
Number Ten: Decorating the house (with plywood).
Number Nine: Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season.
Number Eight: Last minute shopping in crowded stores.
Number Seven: Regular TV shows pre-empted for 'Specials'.
Number Six: Family coming to stay with you.
Number Five: Family and friends from out of state calling you.
.Number Four: Buying food you don't normally buy . . . and in large quantities.
Number Three: Days off from work.
Number Two: Candles.
And the Number One reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas: At some point you're probably going to have a tree in your house!
This is Justin's Den sign
Also, on Tuesday night the boys got a "once in a lifetime" experience. The LifeFlight Helicopter was parked in the parking lot when we arrived and they were doing some training for the local fire department. The firemen have to have training in how to direct a landing and take off for the helicopter in case they ever need to call it out for assistance. After the training was over, the boys were able to look inside it before it took off.
Checking it out and the pilot explaining the various components of the helicopter to them.
Sorry the video is long in length, blurry and dark. I was trying to steady the camera and I didn't want to miss it taking off, so it got a little longer than I'd hoped, but it was worth it. After they flew off, they circled and flew right over the school. What a great experience for all of us to see it so close!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
A few weeks back, the boys were with me in Michaels and they saw these foam haunted house kits. They proved to be invaluable as this past week without school left them "bored". We hauled these out and they pasted and decorated them for hours.
Hey, I thought lamp posts were supposed to go on top of the post!
What's wrong with this signal? As long as there are wires to hold one end up, it's working!
Fences down in New Territory
Trees down on power lines in New Territory
This is the light on 90 in New Territory. It's been out since Ike hit with no sign of the other light, just left the wires. It's treated as a 4 way stop, but takes forever to get through as it's a major intersection.
Power poles leaning in Sugar Land
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sorry this is blurry. I was trying to capture them as we were driving. Looks like a war zone around here.
Fences torn apart
That roof in the background is the Pecan Grove Plantation's Country Club roof that was partially torn off.
Our backyard fence. Mike has braced it up now, but it'll need some cement and new posts. My poor canna lillies!
The leaning tower of peaches. The peach tree is leaning.
And, finally, beauty in the storm! My azaleas are blooming despite all the wind and rain!
If anyone hears of anyone in the area needing a place to stay, we have power! Just let us know! Thanks!