August 31, 2008

Sadie & Adam

Trying to catch Sadie in a decent photo is rare. She is a very spastic dog unless she is sleeping. So of course I caught her still while she was sleeping.

Of course, Adam is almost the same way. You practically have to bribe the child or catch him when he is not paying attention. I caught him while he was completely enthralled in a computer game.


The biggest problem evacuees are having in Carthage is finding shelter for their pets. I ran into these nice folks on the square today as they waited for Pretty Paws to open so that they could go check into their hotel room since the hotels would not allow pets.

These nice people were from Jasper and Hamshire, TX. They were only able to secure a room until Tuesday. Hopefully the hotel will allow them to stay longer.

August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

Carthage is gearing up to help evacuee's that travel through our town. They have set up a refueling station for the buses that are transporting the evacuee's from down south. At around 12:30 today, the trucks were ready along with the National Guard and Sheriff's Office.

Troops line up for their orders.

Troops trying to find some shade.

Troops consult with Chief Bauske and Judge Anderson

The soccer field parking has turned into a make-shift evacuee area while the buses are refueling.

The truck is ready to refuel the first buses to arrive.

August 29, 2008

New pictures

So I decided to go take some random pictures this evening.

Here we have the old diving board or what used to be a diving board at the old swimming pool.

Then we have some fungus growing on a dead tree. It was actually really pretty.

And here we have a sink hole with caution tape around it.

And thousands of tadpoles. It won't be long and we will have thousand of little frogs everywhere behind house. Oh boy, my boys will have a field day.

August 25, 2008

First day of school

Today was the first day of school. Everyone was up and dressed by 7:15am. So out the door we went to take the obligatory first day of school pictures.

1st pic...not quite what I had in mind.

Again...Ok serious.

And again, a little better but seriously Brian. One more time.

That is much better.

So off we go. We dropped Brian off. Then loop back around to drop Wade off. We finally made it to Adam's first day of Kindergarten. I think it was about 7:50 by the time we got to class. Of course we took a few pictures but Adam was being shy and didn't want to stay. We tried to get him to interact and he stuck to us like glue. He told me he wanted to go home. :( I almost cried at that point. Damon had to just get stern with him and tell him we had to go and he had to stay. He sat down and put his head on his desk.

Adam & Daddy Adam & Mama

He has yet to really say what he did today. I think he is mad at us for making him stay. He said he made two friends but he can't remember one of their names. So, we get to fight the horrible traffic again. Damon got in line at 2:30pm and he didn't get home until 3:30pm and we only live 5 minutes from the school. Thankfully, Brian and Wade walked home from school so we don't have to fight that traffic. Wade said he had fun. Brian said he is liking 8th grade already.

August 15, 2008

The Results are in

It is Benign!!!

I cannot tell you have relieved I am to hear that word. I go back in 6 months to have it reevaluated and to see if it has grown or if it is bothering me. If it is, then he will take it out.

August 12, 2008

Gotta love hormones and the crazy things you will do

As most know, I had a total hysterectomy last year. Well, the lack of hormones is wreaking havoc on me. I am having the constant hot/cold flashes. Well I have been so tired of being hot lately that I had my hair cut off. I don't regret it, it is just really different.

This is before and after.

Oh well, my hair will grow out.