Tuesday, August 30, 2005

At Least I don't Have to Water

That's right, after weeks and months with almost no rain at all, I finally do not have to water the garden. Actually, I'm lucky there still is a garden. It is a thoroughly wet and windy day, but I'm very glad to be this far inland and thinking about the people down in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana who had to face a really serious storm.

Just as a precaution, we put the kids to bed downstairs last night, figuring correctly that if we did that nothing would happen. Although I guess there are plenty of trees down and power outages around Nashville, our lights never flickered and the trees we just had trimmed up a few months ago stayed intact.

This morning my son's school was about the only one in town open, but I suspect despite their "play outside rain or shine policy" that this will be an indoor day.

After dropping him off at school, the rest of us went down to our insurance agents office, where he tried to talk us out of a lot more money. We were unconvinced by his advice to further increase our life insurance and other policies. I think I feel pretty confident that we are currently insured enough for where we currently are in life.

Now the girls and I are hanging out at home dreading the time when we'll have to schlep out in the rain to pick up The Boy.

4 comments:

melissa said...

Glad you made it okay. One big phew, eh?

mary said...

I know!
Isn't carpool such a pain?
Today I picked up 4! kids from school! (my teenager's car was being worked on)
From 4 different schools!

Lenise said...

Driving in heavy rain freaks me out, largely because 90% of the time I get in the car I have to drive at least 15 miles, most of it on the interstate with crazy people who think they should be able to do 90 regardless of driving conditions and terrified people who think that 20 is just a little too fast when the rain gets heavy. Terrifying!

Lenise said...

So I hope the boy-retrieval was uneventful...

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