Wednesday, June 11, 2008

what a week!

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Welcome to the flood zone! I would relate terrible stories of the water rising and the things going on here yet, we were gone all weekend and the only excitement water wise here is the army going by occasionally and a few road closed signs. Bicknell in currently under a boil advisary for an indeterminite time but other than that, not much other here.

The town north of us a few miles has had considerable flooding and the damage (according to the news and grapevine) is extensive.

Why weren't we home? We ventured south to Kentucky to shared our grandsons fifth birthday! Woo Hoo! He is such a cutey, and he loves his Pappy ( my husband) and his Banana ( He couldn't call me nana when he was younger and it stuck!). We unfortunately get down to see him very often due to the fact of he lives. Everytime we go though, it is an adventure. He is adorable, as any well meaning loving grandparent would think. He has had a few hard days lately, they are pretty sure the Asbergers autism is a comfirmed diagonosis. So the little guy has a time at doing and getting along to things some other kids wouldn't have a problem with. BUT I must say, if your going to have an issue like Autism, it is best to have his mother and father for parents. My daughter is a special education teacher and his father is a high school teacher as well. they were prepared for this before the thought was formulated.
Well for the childs birthday, since he has since he was able to recognize thing has had a passion for trains. So Mom and Dad rented the caboose to a scenic train for the party, HOW cool is that! Well, cool in the term of a kid is about right, no one knew it was going to be 96 degrees in the shade and that the caboose had a few small windows and no A/C! We were all miserable, hot, and soaking wet with sweat. I am SOOOO glad I didn't miss it! Isn't that very gandparently of me.
There were lots of doating adults, plenty of childhood best friends for him, so all was well.
As we were leaving, because we weren't familair with the area, we took a wrong turn. ended up taking our own "scenic" route through the woods, and after suffering the heat and humidity, we ended up at Cumberland Falls! We stopped and enjoyed the scenery for about an hour , took the normal tourist pics , visited the gift shop for the normal, useless, "we were here" stuff, and went on our way.
It was a great break, and pleasantly cool there. It hit us at this point it was the first time we had EVER went anywhere and weren't worrie dto death about something. We just enjoyed the moment. Of course Our daughter was worried at where we had gone off to, and when we finally contaced her it was late, late at night. She has turned into the worlds worse worrywart! Things are seriously reversed there huh?
Well, we still have one of the kids here, she stayed to watch the house for us while we went south, and now her family is sick and it really is best she stay here till all are well ther. ALTHOUGH....It would be fine with us if she just stay for the summer!

HINT, HINT HINT MOLLY! She is just wonderful. Reminds me how much I miss having kids around.

well i've been plenty long winded today and I hope to start catching up to my blogs and writing soon. Sorry for the delay!


Maddy said...

Sounds like you had a real blast!
Best wishes

Molly Daniels said...

Glad you had a blast! I've got the bug now...but just a minor one.

As for S, glad she's having a good time:)