Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


I'm back loves

We spent a few days at husband’s friend and co-worker’s house. It was alright. They gave us the whole upstairs loft of their home. It took some adjustment with the kids but it was alright…..but then again no where is better than home. By today (Wednesday) I was about to pull my hair out with stress talking to the kids so much trying to reign them in so they wouldn’t break everything in sight which did not belong to us!
Everyone adore the kids...but I'm sure if they were ill-mannered and left to run untethered, they'd change their minds pretty fast too.

I’ve never wanted to be dumb…but oh goodbar! I cannot believe that wish escaped my lips. And then I realize that I would look like a raving mad woman just making gestures with my arms and awful frightening looks on my face. I've just never have to talk so damn much! I need a pill or drink or smoke and it's a burning desire to get one or the other.

They are very welcoming people but the minute I got there I was wiping down stuff with antibacterial wet ones etc. shhh don’t tell. I’m a germophobe….and really I’m not that bad but sometimes I just can’t help it.

Lights went out Monday night during a nasty diaper change….THAT is NOT good. I commanded the girl to keep her hands up and continued to wipe like a pro. The dh came by with flashlight…then the lights came back so I could wash her butt. I consoled myself that it didn’t matter. I’d still get to wash my hands since water would still be there.

We were able to have dinner and watch a little tv before it went all together. We got our flashlights out which the boy child loved and couldn’t stop pressing the on and off button. He was so glad to get the go ahead to use this thing.
We went to bed early. Everyone slept nude. It was like a sleeping in a steam room.

Spent the day without electricity but sometime in the afternoon, our host turned on the generator. WOOT

We tried to get as much news as possible about home, but as usually the reporters were in the wrong part of town and tried to play up a blown off shingle as best as they could sell. They only focuses on New Orleans and if NO was fine then I guess the rest of the state was fine. F’ing idiots.

On our way home today we could see some of the damages. Cops everywhere. Seems many roads not accessible. I’m sure our local news will help fill in the blanks that the national reporters didn’t care to report or just wasn’t present to.

And Oh my goodness!!! On the drive home some lunatic almost ran us off the road. Dh who is a skilled driver almost ran him in the ditch but decided it wasn’t worth it. We are in the left lane trying to pass a doublewide (you know those big trucks) when lunatic came roaring up in the right lane…so we pass wide truck and then lunatic came zooming up on our butt. Dh decide to move over to right to let lunatic  pass and I guess lunatic decided go to the right and pass us anyway/ deciding we were too slow @ 90mph. Bear in mind we are going 90mph! WHAT idiots went to the right the same time we did and thank God for shoulders because that’s where they ended up and dh laying on the horn and would not budge meaning they would have ended up in the ditch.

They proceded to jump tight traffic like the morons they are and of course pissing other people off too and still we always catch up to them and it was as if they were running away or wanting us to hit them so we called in their tags.
They continued to be morons but dropped back when it started to rain cats and dogs….hmmm I guess they are only dry weather drivers after all eh. We passed them slowing to a crawl in the right lane with their emergency lights flashing.

Faded into the rain.

Question? Do you wash stuff like bedding and clean everything up before you leave wherever you stayed as a guest? Say a friend’s home? I do. I tried to wash all the bedding (remember we sweated on them the night and day because there was no air) and wanted to vacuum. (Kids and snacks leave crumbs everywhere) and would not leave the kitchen sink with dirty plates…dh thought it wasn’t necessary that I do that. He really need to remember who I am in the core. I cannot leave someone’s house a mess from me or my family. I have to clean up. So I put the sheets and blankets in the wash and cleaned up the loft and folded everything. Emptied the trash, washed all the dishes etc. Then he said the host husband said it wasn’t necessary to do all that because we might be back for Hurricane Ike anyway.. True but let the host say so. I will not leave mess behind.

We got home safe and I’m so glad to be home! I can walk around nude and give my kids a bath and eat what I want and when and gosh I know you understand what I feel. Home is just sweet . And it says so on a lamp too J

I’m so glad we are safe though….I mean so many things could have gone wrong. I’m sure there are to many things that happened that I’ve left out…but ask away or here.

Sooooo glad to be back. Now someone needs to buy me a laptop so that I don’t lose my mind next time I have to go to *I can't say podunk* next time I have to run away.

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  1. So glad you are all home safe and sound!

  2. Col, I'm so happy you are home safe! After trying to call you and couldn't get you I was worried!
    xo Kerri

  3. I am so happy you all are home, but it looks like Ike is coming for us again! :P YIKES :(

  4. Thanks loves....I hate that Ike is raring its ugly head in these directions too. Sigh.

  5. And Kerri I would have loved to hear your voice. Sorry the connections weren't working.


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