Monday, April 5, 2010

Thoughts of the day.

 I don't have a lot to say today but I have to marvel at the fact that I love being carded, especially when it's to buy cough syrup. Note that their is no sarcasm in my tone but shear excitement since you have to be 18 to buy cough syrup and the cashier asked for my ID! It made me feel an inch better about being 25. haha.

In other news, this cough/sore throat needs to go away, pronto. It's driving me nuts! I'm also annoyed with my "enter" button that won't snap back into the keyboard on my laptop since I took it out to clean underneath. It's so annoying!

Okay, that's all for today! xoxo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I'm not feeling so hot so I'm pretty much spending the day watching movies and catching up on my homework.

So my hometown just made through a very devastating time. We had a few straight days of rain that flooded the area. It's been named the 100 Year Flood. I've never seen anything like it, and hope I never do again. I am thankful to have made it through without any major damage. The aftermath I have seen is absolutely heartbreaking. Luckily, we have had great weather ever since, so the water has had the chance to begin to subside. Most parts of town are still a mess; roads and bridges are destroyed, not to mention homes and businesses. The emergency response has been tremendous. Everyone has really come together as a community to get through this.

I was very nervous for a couple of days that my family's business, an auto repair shop, would get flooded but by the grace of God, it's remained unharmed. The river across the street over ran the road. The homes next door were flooded, the business behind it was flooded by at least 4 feet. They even evacuated the neighborhood for a short as a precaution. I'll never forget the fear that we had of losing the one thing that keeps my parents sane; that garage is everything to them. They've worked too hard to lose it. I'm thinking the elevation that the shop sits on had a lot to do with it. Maybe our Guardian Angel had a part. Just a thought.

Here are a few pictures just to give you an idea of what it looked like the day after at my family's business.

Despite the fact that our town is still a mess, and you can't go anywhere without encountering a detour, we are lucky to be safe. It could have been worse.