To each his own. To me my own.

A couple months in the life…

My, how I’ve missed my little weblog. The last time I posted, Keith had hit a deer with his truck. He thankfully escaped injury to his self, but his truck (and the deer) was a hot mess.

What I failed to mention was the very next day was to be our 5th annual New Years beach trip. I was honestly ready to cancel any out of town plans at this point, but he seemed intent on going and rented an SUV so that we could still accommodate Mojo. Our first full day there, a small tornado touched down and ripped the roof smack off our condo. I was sitting on the couch against the wall and actually felt myself being lifted when it hit. Soon after, we discovered a large piece of the roof missed hitting our rental car by mere feet. Although it doesn’t show the extent of the damage from everything that fell (roof lights, concrete bags, etc.) here’s a photo of the aftermath.

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Parts of the roof are visible on top of the adjacent restaurant and under the palms on the asphalt. Keith had just walked Mojo in this same area 10 minutes prior to it happening. What is it they say again about those silver linings?

Aside from a lot of cleanup noise including chainsaws, a crane and lots of workerbees – the rest of the trip was awesome. One of my favorite memories would be our farewell balloons. We each assigned a few private hells from our past, then sent them out to sea forever. The picture’s pretty poor, but believe me when I say it’s very therapeutic to watch these babies go until you can’t see them anymore. Then they’re just… gone.

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I so enjoy watching the souls of the surfers… had to share this shot.

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Flash forward to now. Other than a few sushi dinners, a winter storm, watching my fellow southerners make national news with their stupid driving, a dog that wouldn’t allow us to build a snowman,Β an extreme gum-popper at work, a few dozen Twilight movie reruns, a couple nice unplanned car repairs and vet visits, and a sick husband diagnosed with pneumonia at the urgent care today – life has been pretty typical since the first of the year. Aside from the temporary pneumonia bit, we’re still on our honeymoon and we don’t see that ending anytime in the near future. πŸ˜€ But I’ve definitely got my nurse Bon hat on, the poor guy.

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Have I mentioned I’m stoked for full-time flip-flop wear again?


12 responses

  1. Mom~

    Great post. I hope he feels better very soon!

    March 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    • Thanks Mom, we appreciate it! He’s one sick guy over here.

      March 9, 2014 at 6:29 pm

  2. Gede Prama

    I really like and very inspired… πŸ™‚

    March 10, 2014 at 5:07 am

    • Thank you Gede! πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

  3. Thank goodness the tornado didn’t hurt you!

    March 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    • Thanks Thoughtsy! We were indeed very grateful.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

  4. So glad to hear you’re still on your honeymoon. Ya sound pretty happy, my dear. Well done.

    March 23, 2014 at 12:02 am

    • Thanks Dave – it’s a merry-go-round I don’t want off of any time soon. πŸ˜€

      March 26, 2014 at 10:26 am

  5. Poor surfers. Can’t do much with a 6 inch wave.

    March 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    • Ha Carl, you’re right! The good ones make the best of what they have, but seem to look so out of place. πŸ™‚

      March 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

  6. In another lifetime (another chapter of my life), my then husband and I had a timeshare during the month of September, which is the peak of hurricane season in Florida. One year, near the end of our week, a hurricane was blowing in on the Gulf, and the resort was vacated. We felt blessed that this only happened to us one time. It could have been more often considering our time was always during the height of the season. I’m glad to hear that you were able to continue your vacation in spite of the storm. Blessings to you…

    April 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

    • I love Florida, Carol Ann – but you’re right it can be a dangerous time in and around September. Yes we were very lucky to be able to continue staying there! It could have been so much worse. Blessings to you, my friend.

      April 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

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