Saturday, December 29, 2007

Life is a Beach.

A super long time ago, I wrote this post which had a bit of a game. And I promised the answer. But then, we had this huge flood, then Christmas happened, and you know.... there was LIFE.

So, if you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, go back to that post, then come and watch this video for the answer. The answer is in the first few seconds, with just some random cuteness after wards.

video

Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas! See you soon!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

And on a happier note.

We're trying to "pick up the pieces" so to speak after the flood damage. Turns out our crawl space has some water damage , which is being assessed soon.


But, on a happier note: there's nothing like retail therapy to brighten your mood!



So, with money my father sent me for Christmas, I went out and bought new bedding for our new bed.
Isn't it beautiful?!?!?! Now, as Armondo says, we just "need a nice room to go around the bed!" (and headboard, and new curtains)

Which brings us to moving... once again. We're going to try to sell our house again, super cheap this time, and we're going to try to move "up North" in the spring. We just don't want to invest any more money into this place, so we're outta here ASAP.

Ok, so every time I go out and spend money on something to decorate, I feel a little insecure about how Armondo feels about it. So, I had to MAKE SURE that he liked it. He convinced me when I asked "Are you SURE you like it?" and his response was "What's NOT to like?!"

Good boy!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

We're fine.

We got evacuated for 24 hours. We slept at a friend's house. And this is what we came home to:







To be honest, the yard isn't that much worse than it was before. But our garden planters need to be moved back into place, and there's garbage to be cleaned up here and there.

The water didn't actually get into our house, but our crawl space is full, and the shed filled up.

Overall, we got off pretty easily. We're thankful for that.

Just a little shaken.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

40 days, and 40 nights?

I'll post the answer to the last post by posting a video, but right now I have some more pressing matters to discuss at this late hour.

Or is it an EARLY hour?

Anyway, it's almost 3 am, and I'm wide awake. Why? You ask?




Well, maybe it's because during the day on the 2nd, my yard looked like this:
And, about an hour or so ago, I took these photos of my front yard:

(That's our planter box floating away. Same planter box that Cherry is playing next to in the second photo.)



Our yard is flooded, and so are all of our neighbours'. All around us, we can hear people starting up their vehicles and either leaving the area all together, or are just parking them at higher elevations.

We packed up our van with supplies and have it parked up on the road, which is close to being flooded, but still safe. We're ready to leave at a moment's notice.

We packed snacks, water, valuables, and the girls' Christmas presents. We plan on taking Annie (the dog) and if the cats co-operate, we'll take them too, though I'm guessing they might just have to figure out how to survive on their own in the house. I can't see myself carrying them over the LAKE in our front yard in order to get them to the van. We have cat food in the van just in case we ARE able to wrangle them though.

The good news is that our house is practically on stilts. We have a very high crawl space, so there's lots of room for the water to collect before our actual house floods.

The bad news, is that even if this is the worst it's going to get, we have a HUGE clean up job to tackle. Our (empty) oil tank has fallen over, our gardens have been torn apart, our recycling got tipped over and there are empty cans and bottles floating all around, etc.

Should be a fun few days ahead!