No Rain Here  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
9/24/2005 12:07 pm

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No Rain Here

Last night I got home around midnight and a local station was blurting that the wind was picking up. I stepped out of my truck anticipating strong winds and I was surprised by a normal light breeze that is typical for the Austin area.

This morning I am waking up (a bit late in the day mind you) but the sun is shining, no rain, and very little wind. I was supposed to attend a training class for victim’s advocacy today (first of three days) and nothing.

I suppose that, if we do get any effects from Rita, it may occur tomorrow with lots of rain while I am working on my 24hr shift, which will be okay. I don’t mind the rain here. I have lived in the Austin area for more than 20 years now and we rarely get affected from the storms, other than some rainfall, which is very much needed for our area right now.

I haven’t moved around much - checked out the news, etc. Rita was supposed to have reached landfall around 4-5am this morning. I hope and pray that there wasn’t much devastation and Rita decided to keep downgrading from what she was doing yesterday. That would certainly be a blessing for everyone concerned; the last thing that Louisianna needs right now is any degree of additional devastation.

Just finished a download (it hit a snag last night, so I retried it this morning—errr, afternoon) of the Corel Paint Shop and experimented a little this morning with the flower picture. This software package is ohhhh sooo much more sophisticated than my photo editors that I had on my computer. The sky is limitless with this software, at least in comparison to what I had. I can see that I can easily get wrapped up in experimenting more with this software in the days to come.

In the meantime, I guess it is time to move away from my computer sitting by my bedroom window and get some things actually accomplished for the day (what a concept!) although just sitting here feels nice after putting in more than 100 hours of work between Sunday and Thursday. Today is a well deserved day of rest!!!

Hope all is well with the rest of the world as I continue to get some sleep out of my eyes, looking at hopping in a hot shower to refresh myself, and tackle the astrocities that may be at my apartment. More soon....



rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
9/24/2005 11:40 pm

ProtonicMan - LOL... would give anything to see a little snow right now.



ProtonicMan 47M

9/24/2005 6:52 pm

TxRose, I'm glad you had a good night's sleep. I hate to think of my Rose wilting!

After checking on the weather in the Gulf, a coworker said this week, "Remind me not to complain when we get our first blizzard."


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
9/24/2005 1:36 pm

keithcancook - Actually, it feels GREAT to have gotten some sound sleep in my bed for a change. In between jobs, I have slept in my car, or on cots at the shelter, or a couch at the security office. Nothing like one's own bed - albeit not a perfect bed in everyone else's sense - but, it is my bed and I slept oh sooooo well in it last night for more than about 12 hours straight. Guess I needed that.

Next week, and for the next 4 weeks, it will certainly be interesting as I add one more merchandising company in the mix of things - and I will be doing all the stores each week for each company (one company had gone to every other week for some stores, but not for the next 4 weeks as the company we represent transitions to the company that took them over recently).

I will be blogging on as time allows... Hopefully, there will be more time during the next four weeks than there has been in the last week!!

Anyhow... I am truly refreshed by the hot shower, some candlelight, some music, oiled and lotioned down, and avoiding opening my bedroom door to the rants and raves of the kids and the sights of the dishes piled up in the sink from them, etc. Hmmm... can I just stay in here all day????? lol...


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
9/24/2005 1:29 pm

redswallow777 - That is just it. Usually, in the past, if you were more than 80 miles inland, you usually, had nothing more than rain to worry about. Now, they are telling us that, because of the global warming trend making a rucus out of the mother nature storms, we may be seeing more and more effects of the storms. In Austin, we occasionally get a couple of tornados that might venture close by or some fires that occur in the heat of the summer; but, as a rule we are generally safe from the ravishes of mother nature - no earthquakes, no mudslides, no typhoons, no tsunamis, no hurricanes, no anything of the sort.

I certainly do hope Rita has rested quickly.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/24/2005 1:11 pm

It's nice to hear that you have time to sleep at least.

Blog On!

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
9/24/2005 12:35 pm

Hard for some of us northerners to imagine what these huricanes are like....just off the water and miles and miles inland. Hope this lady lies down quickly. Take care.

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