Like 56% of the country, we are in draught conditions. This is a pic taken this morning at 8AM. Yep, that's rain. Pouring rain. A thunderstorm.
Here's a better picture. Its 8:32 and still pouring. I hope it makes a dent in our needed water.
Laurie and the kids had moved to a rental home in a pretty good neighborhood. Promises were made to her about certain things that would make her home more safe and other repairs that needed to be made. Like plumbing that would accommodate the water discharge from the washer. There was a murder a few blocks away which scared the hell out of her. Without going into further details, she moved out in a rush a few weeks ago. We made a place for most of their stuff. Gave them a place to sleep temporarily and pretty much forced her to find a better place to be. That worked out well. They are now in the apartment complex where Terry is the Maintenance Manager living in a second story apartment. Moving yet again was a lot of turmoil for the kids but I think they like it.
Corey has a girlfriend. O, he has had a few. But for the last couple of years he has focused on sport training and pretty much ignored the girls that follow him around. Then came Brandi. Gosh she is a sweetie. Always laughing with him and at him. Corey, Brandi and Ky have become a threesome and it is so joyful to watch.
I have had a lot of time off work. Terry had a terrible RA flare up last week. I can't remember one this bad since he was first diagnosed. I stayed home with him one day and got him into his RA doc. After some lab testing of fluid removed from his elbow, RA doc referred us to an Orthopedic Surgeon. I'm not sure what I think about the result of that consultation. We are waiting that one out.
Think about a washing machine that is in the spin cycle and the load has shifted to one side. That has been July. And I haven't even mentioned the changes at work. We are in a new building that is beautiful. But to save money, we have one big beautiful open office that has those movable partitions to separate 3 offices for Sue, Charlene and me. Not cubicles, just dividers. Our areas look into a common area, so at times it can be very distracting. It is not working for me. I need a door to close to be quiet at times...I'm on the phone a lot....so, I have moved in my countdown to retirement...that is kind of sad for me.
There you go. I'm slowing down the Crazy Train. I'm going to check the weather, get another cup of coffee and move to my sewing machine. I can always find balance there!!