It was one week ago today that we evacuated our beloved farm in preparations for hurricane Ike.
It doesn't seem possible that it's been a week.
Things are looking up.
--The fuel pump for the Suburban is fixed.
--Our water pump problem has been solved. (there ARE angels among us!)
--We still have ice and ample food.
There are, of course, still hard times.
--The amazing cool front we have been enjoying is ending.
The Texas heat is coming back.. fun fun fun!
--Worker #4 is getting sick. (No fun to be a sick kid with no power, no TV, no a/c.. no fun!)
--The generator is using a lot of gas to keep our freezer cold. Gas is NOT getting any easier to find, or cheaper to buy when we do find some.
--Worker #1 pulled a muscle in his back and is in agony.
--tempers are getting a little short round here.
The boys spent several hours playing football in the front yard.
Worker #3 spent 7 hours at the fire station helping distribute ice/water.
The Man-of-My-Dreams grilled some wonderful Fajitas for lunch/dinner.
For dessert I taught the boys how to make pop-corn over the fire.. that was "too cool".
We started reading "The Swiss Family Robinson" book tonight.. I seems fitting... Now I'm just waiting for the boys to try to build tree-houses and dig pits to catch the wild animals. ;)
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