Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I Can't Remember Seeing This Before.
That is the roof of my house at dusk with a double rainbow over the top. My camera decided to act up or I would have tried for the whole thing. It was huge and against the almost night sky was spectacular. (Click on picture to enlarge)
Of course there's always a down side. We had a tornado warning this afternoon just as the girls had left school. I went flying out in the car and couldn't find them. I came back and here they were along with Elcie who had been dropped off safely. R & R had hitchhiked with my neighbor. It was fine - she and I are on each other's pickup lists and the girls know that.
A friend called around 4 and said a tornado had touched down on Gerard Ave. To you that means nothing; to me it's one block away from my older son's house. A long street but still...
I called my son - he was on his way home from work. He called his wife. Everyone was fine but she was frightened of course. We discovered on the 5 p.m. news that it took the roof off a barn about 3 miles from them and deposited it 100 feet or so away in the middle of Gerard (where it's still sitting I believe.) Took a couple of power lines while it was at it so some areas are in the dark.
We were supposed to have thunderstorms and hail as well but it looks like it headed back east once again.
As I have said before, if I wanted tornados and earthquakes in the same town, I could have stayed in Arkansas instead of coming back here. However, it was almost worth it to see that rainbow. The photos don't begin to do it justice. It was much wider and the second one was more visible.
Other than that, an ordinary day. I kept the girls home from their church program tonight. I've been through one tornado with my family in two different places. Didn't want to do that again.
Rebecca received a "referral" and 3 days with no recess for throwing staples at another kid. She said the other kids was throwing dominos at her. Probably, but she has to learn that she will always be the one to get caught. It runs in the family - I always was. She had 80 math problems that we waded through together. She and Elcie are learning the same things almost at the same time and tonight was Rebecca's turn with the "powers", all the way to the 5th which is a lot of multiplying and dividing. She finished it all if she can remember to take it in the morning. Is it just me or does 80 problems sound like a bit much?
Rochelle has a field trip on Friday to see "Curious George" at Merced College (our Junior College, not the Univ. of Calif.) It's a performance, not the film, and due to "budget constraints" they will be walking to and from. It's about two miles each way but she enjoys walking. I'm not sure how the rest of the kids will feel about it.
She is still young enough to love field trips - doesn't care where as long as she's going somewhere. She's also still young enough to come home and tell me the whole story. Perhaps she will draw us some pictures.
As usual, thanks to all for the comments. Yes, I found my purse. I had left a pile of clean laundry on my side of the bed and didn't dig deep enough through it. Does that sound familiar to anyone? I had a choice between hanging clothes and lunch in Stockton with Mollie. Rough decision but I managed to figure it out. I can hang clothes anytime. And no, we haven't had more cat doo-doo.
I'm running a little early tonight but we may still have some storms. We lost power briefly this afternoon and I don't want to lose it again while I'm in the middle of a post. It might cause me to throw something.
Take care - talk to you later.