Daily Archives: 5 September 2011
Labor Day is always considered the last holiday weekend of summer. If this weekend’s temperatures are any sign of it, then it’s true. Saturday was in the 100’s, but then we woke Sunday morning to a cold front…a real one!! The high temp on Sunday was 40 degrees cooler than Saturday. It was amazing and it was great!! The 80’s feel so good and I wouldn’t care if it was like this year round. I know without a doubt though that the heat will be back because this is only the beginning of September. Relief is great though!!
With the cool-down and lighter winds, the fire was contained on the Wildlife Refuge. Most of the fire departments went home and there was just some smoldering left that they had under control. Then the cool North winds blew Sunday and reignited the smoldering embers. The Wildlife Refuge was once again ablaze. They had to call in all the departments that were getting their first rest in days. For the time that it was contained, the damage was at 20,000 acres and 10 homes burned. Those figures will be changing.
The transformation of Miss K’s room is complete. She officially has the room of a teenager!! I must say, I really like it. Things are arranged really nice and she’s got plenty of room. The chair that we found at Kohl’s for a steal fits in there perfectly and it suits her. That means that I got my rocking chair back and is now placed back in my room. This time through, we’ll be able to use it!! While kiddo was trimming down the things that she kept, we got rid of some things in our room as well. I love it when I can see progress!! I do believe that Miss K is thrilled with her room and that she’ll be happy with it for the time she has left at home. The way it is now, it’ll continue to grow with her and she can move things to change the configuration of it. It’s perfect for a growing girl!!
Sunday, we were all looking forward to a night race at Atlanta after church in the morning, but it was rained out. Go figure that they don’t need rain and the East Coast has flooding from the hurricane. Then they get more rain from Lee that we could have desperately used, but instead it goes East. Anyway, after the rain delay, they postponed the race until Tuesday. Should be interesting to get that in BEFORE school!!
Today, we were surprised by our good friends Tim and Dee. We knew that they were supposed to come down soon to move her mom into their home. We however, didn’t know that they were already here!! She asked me on Messenger what we’d be doing and I told her nothing unless we went to the Refuge to see the fire damage. We skipped that since it was on fire again. Good thing because in the afternoon, the doorbell rang and there they were!! It was awesome to see them and we’ll be taking them to dinner tomorrow night.
It was a great weekend and we enjoyed the extra time off with Lean Green. Our family is truly blessed and it’s times like this that we appreciate the most.