Thursday, May 6, 2010

In Case You Haven't Heard...

There was a little rain over the weekend. Okay, so a lot of rain. Somewhere between 15 and 17 inches. A lot of the water has receded, but there are still lots of areas of downtown Nashville and surrounding areas that are still underwater.

I was very fortunate. There was flooding in my county, but not in my neighborhood. I thought about it all yesterday as I worked in the yard for about six hours. I am thankful that I have a yard that needed to be mowed. I am thankful for the weeds that needed to be pulled from the flower beds. I am thankful that I still have a house that needs to be cleaned and laundry that needs to be done. I am thankful that I have a dirty SUV in messy a garage. I have much to be thankful for.

There are lots of blogs being written about the flooding here in Nashville. Here are a couple I have read and found interesting:

We are Nashville

America, Hello from Soggy Nashville

Lessons from the Flood (Parts 1-3)

Captured: Flooding and the Aftermath in Nashville

There are many more, I am sure, but those are the ones I have read. And there are over 2,000 videos on You Tube showing pictures and video footage of the flooding. I think this one is pretty good and features quotes from the first blog I linked to.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Where You Been?

The other day I talked to my favorite little Asian guy who lives around the corner on the phone. The first thing out of his mouth was, "Where you been, Manya?"

The truth is I have been around. There has been work and a house to tend to and the yard at that house has required a lot of work lately. Then there is this boy and a good deal of time has been spent with him or going to see him. This past week was Abbey's 30th birthday and if any of y'all know me at all, I am always up for a party. All that to say, I am still around.

Speaking of Abbey's birthday, you should read about the best birthday present that she received this year. I guess I will have to be careful about calling Reed my fave, but oh so excited for them all!