Thursday, June 4, 2009

Video Blog?

I'm contemplating doing a little video blog for ya'll. I will even do a write up on it. I will do a typical written post as well if you like. What do you think? Wanna see Angelic Blue on a video post?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Photo Lab...

While I was at work I developed a lot of film (I worked the photo lab in retail world). There was a lot of half taken rolls of film that we developed. Generally when I'm over there... there is not NEARLY as much film that isn't full. But everyone had to document the damages taken to their houses, trees, and yards. You could see the major effects of the storm beyond just what had happened at retail world. Beyond what had happened outside our house. Beyond what had happened at my parent's house. Vehicles were damaged and trailers were damaged. There really was NO preparing to do... because it went from rain to hell in seconds. People who weren't scared of storms before became scared of them. Or at least uneasy about them. Just because of how quickly it changed from just a storm... to something far worse. But it also made me THANKFUL that our damage was minimal compared to some of those around us!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Storm Is Over Now...

About an hour before I got off work today we had some PURE craziness hit! There was a storm coming. I knew it from my lunch at about 12:30 but I never expected what ended up happening. It turned out to be one of those storms that turn out a bit worse than expected.

The damage at our house was minimal. It tore up the tarps that we had outside. We have a car port and to keep the snow/weather from coming in we had tarps up. The neighbor lost a tree... which covered the road but didn't hit anything to cause any real damage. But beyond that, we were fine this time.

The damage at my parent's house was far worse. It took out all three of their trees but fortunately none of them landed on anything that couldn't be replaced. Dear Husband will be helping them tomorrow so that they can get that cleaned up faster. They already started on it tonight. So that is great! The electric company also managed to come and get the electric turned on for them. The phone line was repaired (it only broke the thing on the outside so that Steve got up on the ladder and replaced that) by Dear Husband tonight.

The damage at Retail World will be a bit more costly and probably take a bit more time. We lost about 3 of our sun domes. Mostly due to hail I'm sure. But it was quick.. it just broke and the rain came pouring in right over our softlines. We also moved quick and got them out of the way and buckets and tried to save as much of the clothes as we could. UGH! We did however, have some other leaks through the ceiling. They will have to repair those too. But we also lost our clearance tent (all clothing). The tent went down easily. We didn't try to save anything out there because it was to dangerous outside. So we concentrated on the stuff inside. The one person who went out... ended up getting hurt so yeah, that was a loss. Probably.

I'm glad that the storm is over for now... at least it made the last hour go fast as we are trying to run around and save things. But it's bad timing since we have inventory coming in soon! Very soon!

Monday, June 1, 2009

That Money

I went to college today... $200 later I walked out with TWO USED books. UGH! They are so good at getting that money! But at least I am ready to get going to class. Speaking of classes, I start them next week! WOW! The break really flew by! But I'll have a bigger break after I finish these two I think. I don't think I will take classes until Jan again. But we'll see!

It has been a lot of work, but I'm seeing the beginning of the end in site (again). The tunnel looks LONG when you are standing on this side of it... with pre-reqs and all. But it's really not so bad when you are almost through. Then comes the nerve wrecking thing about if you will be accepted or not. UGH! I hate those classes where they decide if you're good enough or not. But we'll see what happens. Plus, I don't know if I am going to stop at my LPN or go onto my RN. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I applied for a job the other day. I applied at an area hospital (one about 45 mins away) as a CNA on the telemetry floor. I'm kind of hoping I hear back. I'm applying for CNA jobs but I'm not applying at nursing homes. After all, that is NOT where I want to be at all with my nursing so it would be nice to be able to start out outside of that area. Ya know?

Well, dear blog readers... Happy first day of June! I hope it's been a great one for you. I will do my weigh in tomorrow morning before work because I'm tired tonight and the Dear Husband is on the XBox 360 right now.


I've got the dates for the children who are going to CO. I'm glad to actually have dates but in a way it's kind of sad. :( I am really going to miss them. But now, next week I've gotta start packing their stuff and getting them ready for a trip to their father. *sigh* I'm going to miss them SOOO much. They will leave for Colorado on the 20th. They will probably leave our house on the 19th and spend the night with their grandparents (on the ex's side). Then they will come home again on the 18th of July. Now, I just have to see what all they need NEW before they go to their father's. I know they need shoes but we'll see about everything else as I get them packed up.