Aug 30, 2011


Well, we made it through Irene just fine. Our yard here at home is a big mess and you cannot see the driveway in some places. We had a good amount of rain and wind, just enough for the power to go off for about an hour and to undo everything that was done in the yard just a few days before.

 Everything is fine with the beach house also. We went to the house there last Wednesday to get the boat out of the water and to put all of the outdoor furniture inside. There was a loooooong line at the boat ramp, everybody else picked Wednesday too. It was a long day of driving.

The hubs is going back tomorrow and he will set all of the furniture back to where it is supposed to be.

constant action at the boat ramp

would hate to have to pull that boat anywhere!!

The water was already high on Wednesday.
The grasses were almost covered. 
It was soooo humid too.
The clouds were so big and fluffy they did not look real. 

The water was very high on the docks in our canal. 

This was taken from our little dock looking across. 
The docks were covered with water by Thursday.
So I can only imagine what it was like on Saturday. 

The Man of the House found out on Friday that he will be having shoulder surgery in two weeks. He has a completely torn rotator cuff thanks to a golf ball and a sand trap. He will be in a sling and completely immobile for almost four weeks and then rehabbing until November with strict instructions to not lift anything or use his arm until late November. HMMMMMM..... we have put off cleaning out our attic in our house because he could never find the time to commit to it so I made him put down in blood during the summer that THIS fall, as soon as it cooled off up there, we were going to spend as long as it took to go through every box, every paper, holiday decoration and just get it done. I knew he REALLY didn't want to do it, but going to this extreme to get out of it is just ridiculous. (say prayers for me)  :)

We had a great weekend!!  Friday we went to The Jimmy V Foundation "soiree". Jim Valvano was the basketball coach at NC State, when they last won the national championship. He found out he had cancer while he was the coach and spoke out publicly about his journey. (There are some really great and moving videos of him speaking about his prognosis on the website - check it out. )  It was a reverse raffle  for   your choice of any loaded BMW all to benefit cancer research.  We ended up buying three tickets and so we took #3 with us. She loved it!! There was wonderful food and we had a front row table. She hobnobbed with some celebrities  - are they still "celebrities" if she didn't know who they were?  Ha!  Sadly, she did not win the car. With her luck, she will probably do it next year! 

Barrett with Charles Barkley

Barrett with Joey Fatone from N Sync

The bottom of her chair had a $250 gift certificate to a jewelry store on it!
She had a LARGE time! 

Saturday (while the weather was bad)  we went to our annual Pre Tailgating Party. It just happened to be our good friends birthday too so he went all out and had it catered and had a band. We had a great time. NC State has their first game this Saturday and so the timing of the party was perfect. Sadly I did not take any pictures!! 

Sunday, we went to Winston Salem, NC. #3 had her first soccer game of the season. We carpooled with another family and it was just so much fun to chit chat and laugh all the way there and back. They started the season with a tie, 1-1. That was a really good outcome because we were playing one of the top elite teams in the state. Their girls were not too pleased with how the game was going and as they became more desperate towards the end of the game, it turned very dirty. Let me just say...."Nobody puts #3 in the corner!" She held her own and took a few names! 

The past few days I have just been trying to play catch up. Busy weekends are a lot of fun, but really hard to recover from!  


MCW said...

So glad everything is ok. Looks like some people who were expected to get hard got it pretty bad. I have a bunch of friends in NJ who's entire houses are flooded and they can't leave their houses. Horrible.

Can't wait to see tailgating pics!

Cathy said...

I love Charles Barkley.. The Greg watches his sports show.. Sorry I don't remember the name, I just watch it. Charles comes up with some dingers.. Too bad about the BMW.. wouldn't that have been fun.

Glad to hear you made it through the storm. Were in Ohio so we don't usually get hurricanes..

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Sounds like a fun time at the Jimmy V soiree. My hubs used to volunteer at the Jimmy V tournament in ATL when we lived there. And he had that same surgery yours is having 4 yrs ago. I will pray for you.All men are babies. LOL!