August 15, 2018

We survived the great storm last night. I even took out the portable light and radio in case we lost power. My phone was also charged to the max. We had our box wine and the weatherman on TV. The neighborhood association meeting was cancelled about 20 minutes before the meeting due to severe weather. I didn't think the storms would be that bad considering we've been having storms for the past week. I haven't had to water the lawn or the flower bed in over a week. Plus, the lawn guy has not been out because it keeps raining. It was a good move to cancel the meeting because the dark clouds and rain came a little bit after 7pm. We got lucky because a tornado was forming immediately to the west of us. It started to rotate, but then it stopped.

August 6, 2018

We finally got to play Aura correctly on Friday night. I think playing it once before helped. It definitely takes a lot of thinking to get the game right. You'll definitely get the hang of it if you know all of the rules. Just think of it as a moving target with a lot of consideration. We were off to Dallas on Saturday morning. We picked up some of the baked goods at the bakery right across the border in Texas. We then picked up tacos for The Sheehans on the way to their house. We got to visit with them and met Isaac for the first time. He was of course sleeping when we were there the entire time. Hank was very friendly and sweet. He even let me hold him, which his parents said is rare. He knew all of the animals as we pointed them out. Then it's off to West Elm at Mockingbird Station. Joseph met us there. We then drove to North Richland Hills to surprise Julie. She was surprised as expected and cooked us up an awesome meal. Joseph also got to sample some of her food before he left to visit his friend in Arlington. After Julie, we made our way to the new Ikea in Grand Prairie. I thought it would be bigger and filled with more things than the one in Frisco, but it was a lot smaller. We walked away with a linen duvet cover and a tablecloth for the dining table. We stopped at a couple scenic points but they were a total fail. The next day, it was Sunday Funday at the Nichols. Then it was Ben's 2nd birthday at the new Hideaway.

August 2, 2018

Thursday is here and I need to survive for the next two days. The latest Gazette crossword puzzle is fairly easy. I zoomed through many of the clues. Either I'm getting better or the Gazette got easy on us. It's actually the New York Times crossword puzzle. This is our only connection to New York. Actually, I just renewed another year of New York Magazine. They also have a great crossword puzzle in the back. The latest fad is to wear your wallet around your neck. The other latest fad is big white sneakers with whatever socks you want. I knew I was ahead of the curve last year when people laughed at my socks and shorts. I just paid the annual registration for the Camry and now it's time for the Pilot. It's never ending. The garage doors are working like normal again. Let's see how long they'll last until the next problem. I also cleaned out the garage and swept the dirt away. I also wiped down the drafting table. We brought the table back into the kitchen. I have more kitchen counter space again. Kaci just needs to come by to pick up her elliptical machine. It is quite dusty. I put her on notice.

August 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you get to relax today! Sham and Brad welcomed their second baby boy. We are heading down there for the day to visit with them. Thank God I didn't go last weekend. As we all know, I hate driving. If I can be in the passenger seat for the rest of my life, I'm fine with that. Let everyone else drive and I can direct where to go.