Sep 152013

After suffering hearing loss from the piercing sound of a faulty propane alarm, i have killed it… mutilated it… removed all sources of power from the little bastard. The stupid thing was screaming at us at least 5 times a day for absolutely no reason. It was insane. The stupid thing had a mind of it’s own… several times we were rudely awakened at 1:30, 3:30, 4:30 in the morning with the screaming. Beulah had taken to hiding under the edge of the bed with blankets hanging down over her. Not only did it wake us up but it would also go off at the most inopportune times… like when I’m sitting on the toilet and not exactly able to get up. Well, I guess I could’ve gotten up and run in to silence the bastard…but then I would end up having to mop and disinfect the floor between the bathroom and kitchen. Poor Beulah – I have no idea how many times it would go off during the day while we were at work. No more!

Snapshot 1 (9-15-2013 5-21 PM)

Thank gawd I didn’t shock myself. I would hate for Coach to come home from coaching to find my splayed out in the middle of the tin can with drool running down my neck, into my ear, and finally pooling on the floor.

Snapshot 2 (9-15-2013 5-23 PM)

Can’t let them touch… one is still “hot”. I wrapped them individually and then bundled them together before shoving them back in the hole.

Snapshot 3 (9-15-2013 5-24 PM)

I managed to hang on to the screws and get everything put back in place. You’d never know I killed the bastard by just looking at it…. Snapshot 4 (9-15-2013 5-25 PM) Well, except that the lights are off… but how really looks at that stuff anyway?


Today has been spent watching the sky, the wind, the rain. Ingrid is looming out there just waiting to drift her ass to shore. She stalled out long enough to become a full-fledged baby hurricane.

We are supposed to get about 5 inches of rain or so. The sky has been fun to watch. It changes so fast…the clouds are unusual… so much depth, layers, various shades of white & grey. I’ve been shooting some mini-videos every hour or two just so I can go back and see the changes later.

So far today it’s rained 3 times for about 30 minutes each. We’ve had sun, clouds, dark skies, then sun again… the 4 directions are very different in appearance – north, south, east, & west.

We had all our emergency management meetings Friday to get ready for the impact. We’re good to go. Extra food, water, and supplies on hand. Sandbags just in case. But we’ll ride this one out and be just fine. Mexico is going to get hit hard though. Ingrid from the Gulf and Manuel from the west… both hitting land about the same time pretty much right across from each other. Yeouch.


So this has been my Sunday. Oh, I went to the store to buy a few staple items like water, bread, eggs, etc. I have plenty of TP on hand. Now it’s back to watching the skies. But before I go, here’s a new picture of Coach. He likes it when I show him off… oh the vanity 🙂


Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  3 Responses to “Pre-Storm Sunday”

  1. Stay safe. It’s your specialty, after all.
    Coach is a good lookin’ guy.

  2. Good luck in the storm. And Coach looks good. But you knew that.

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