It has been a wild week here! And I am glad it is almost over. Here’s my brief summary of the events.
Monday. I have a huge project at work that is consuming the next two weeks. It is a new type of project for me and I was unprepared for the amount of time it would take. By the end of Monday, my eyes were bugging out of my head and my brain was frazzled.
Tuesday. My arthritis has been making itself known for the past month. My knee is so swollen and hot to the touch due to inflammation. The pain has made a good night’s sleep impossible. But a quick trip to the rheumatologist and the magic of a cortisone shot has greatly helped out. Yes, the shot hurts a bit, but not as much as when I don’t get it.
Wednesday. Here’s where the wild comes in. A strong thunderstorm blew through the area just at the end of the work day. I had to take Ellie (my petite Siamese) to the vet to recheck her blood now that her bladder infection seems to be gone. The wind was gusting at 60 mph and tossing trees everywhere. I had to take a couple of detours to get home because traffic lights were out or downed trees were blocking the road. I finally got home but all power was out. Even the vet’s office was without power, so Ellie lucked out. My backyard had several roofing shingles on the lawn. Fortunately, they were my neighbors and not from my roof. The power was out until the next morning.
Thursday. Back to the grind of work. I was able to meet up with Daughter for dinner.
Friday. To stay on schedule with the huge work project, I had to be at work early. The project is going better, so we knocked off for the weekend. I met extended family members at a pizza place because one of my brothers is visiting from out of town. Yay, that takes care of dinner. I make it home with the best intentions to do some laundry and wash dishes. But the Wednesday storm also created a water problem because there is no power to the water reservoirs. Thus everyone is asked to conserve water. So much for laundry. I plan to shut off my lawn sprinklers so they don’t add to the problem. Hoping that tomorrow I can do a small load of laundry though. Wouldn’t you know it; just when I am geared up to clean, water is limited.
Hoping Saturday is somewhat relaxing and calm. I am thankful I have power and water. There are still thousands of homes in the area without power.
Here are a few pictures showing the storm damage. Thankfully my house, yard, and trees are untouched.