Where do I even begin?
Tragedy has struck very close to home again. A Marine was out at the beach with his family this weekend. Two boys got caught in the rip current, and this Marine swam out to save them. His teen daughter followed him out with a boogie board to help. The boys were saved, and the daughter was unharmed. The Marine, however, was lost to the current and drowned. That Marine is the father of one of Breeze's friends. It was her friend who swam out to help and was right there when her father died. The memorial service is in the morning. Please keep Katrina, her mom, and her brothers in your prayers.
This Nor'easter has been kicking some NC butt this week. The winds seem to be *finally* dying down, but not before I had to go on a hunting trip for our garbage cans this week. Driving the mom-mobile has been an experience. It's like driving a huge wind block, especially across the bridges. Breeze was nearly blown over several times as she walked to and from the bus stop. I told her that's what she gets for being a skinny mini. ;-)
The inspections and appraisals are all complete on the house, and we are GOLDEN! That allows me to breathe a huge sigh of relief, but then brings the jangled nerves screaming, "SO MUCH TO DO NOW!" I *must* get more packing done so I'm not jumping thru my ass at the last minute. I do not look forward to driving a 26' moving truck 370 miles. The thought of it brings on a panic attack, so that should be fun on moving day.
Tess is coming over tomorrow to hang out and craft again. I always have such a good time when she's here. Her creativity seems to rub off, and I actually get things accomplished. *giggle* I've learned so much from her.
The Hub is "out of pocket" for a while. I've learned to not ask many questions, b/c I figure he'll divulge what he can now and fill me in on the rest later. OPSEC During these times, I email him as usual, but one-sided convos get pretty difficult after a couple of days.
Um, there was something else. What was it? Oh yeah. Friday I get to be a chaperone for a high school art field trip. Lord, please help me. The bus will be leaving the school at 6:30am! Yuck! I'm *so* not functioning at that hour! We're going to an art museum in Raleigh, and it's very important that Breeze experience it. THAT is why I'm willing to get up at an unGodly hour, ride a school bus, and deal with a bunch of teenagers all day long. Wish me luck!
Oh, and I *so* scored at the thrift store today! I got a white antique chenille bedspread in MINT condition for $7! And this little chest for $15! It stands about 2 1/2 ft. tall.
So that's an update from here. Maddening, frustrating, stressful, lonely here.