Thursday, June 12, 2008

Storms Part II

So I get home from a marathon of errand-running with the baby yesterday afternoon, and I notice that my virus protection has detected and removed a trojan from my computer. Relieved, I start surfing...only the computer won't move. It won't load anything. It is stuck on the welcome page. I try a different browser...same thing.

Hmmm. So I reboot. It's S-L-O-W-E-R than Thing Three eating broccoli. So I had to spend a few hours debugging and cleaning and scanning and all sorts of fun stuff.

It's still not 100%, but it's working. I may have to load more memory on it eventually. UGH.

So we're getting MORE severe thunderstorms and flash floods today. It was in Iowa yesterday (sadly, one of the tornadoes killed 4 boy scouts during a campout--so sad!) and it's arriving here today.

Hubby and I set the mower from 6 to 4, and mowed the lawn last night. It took a very long time, thank heaven the mower has headlights on it--Hubby was mowing in the dark. He finished at 9pm. We figured our neighbors didn't hate us too much, because we could hear lawn mowers all over when we finished. I think people are just getting the grass down because they know they won't be able to mow for a while, when storms like these push through. (We all have acre or acre+ lots, so it's not good to let them get long.)

I just hope the weather isn't too bad. Last time we got 10 inches of rain in two days. I will say our shrubs and trees have exploded with all the water, but I feel bad for the people at the bottom of the subdivision who literally have LAKES WITH SEAGULLS in their front yards.

Hopefully the power will stay on. It is HIGHLY annoying to be powerless, not to mention all the devices and appliances and clocks I have to run around and set the time for when the power does come back on.

So it will be a quiet day. We're staying close to home, and I'm looking forward to reading my friend's chapter. I'm really getting into her story.

I'd better take advantage--today is the last quiet day where it's just be me and the baby!



Michelle Miles said...

Stay safe and dry! I hope your storms aren't terribly bad. Those in Iowa were awful.

Anonymous said...

Thinking good thoughts for you in the storms.

Yeah, with the power outages earlier in the week, I'd go around and re-set everything when the power came on, and then it would go off again ten minutes later and I'd have to start over.


wfbdoglover said...

Just curious, you were in Iowa yesterday? Did you make a day trip? How long of a drive is it? Just curious, because my Brother 'N law is coming Sunday to the US for a midwest tour with his band and Thursday they are playing here in Milwaukee, but over the weekend in Iowa. I think my husband should go with....but we weren't sure how long it would take.

I cut my grass pretty short too. It came in really thick, as we had put grass seed down earlier this month... I was thinking of adding more.

My garden is growing, growing, growing... with all this rain. Today my son is walking to the middle school with his class and they are suppose to have an outdoor picnic, for the end of the year as well. Tomorrow they have 1/2 day of school and then they are done.

I hope your power stays on too!

wfbdoglover said...

OOH, and yes, it is terrible about the scouts. I told my son about it this morning - as he is a scout...

wfbdoglover said...

Jun 21 2008 8:00P Waterloo Iowa US
Jun 22 2008 8:00P Des Moines Iowa US

is where they are playing.....

Lowa said...

Ummm...this is for wfbdoglover:

Lara said the storm was in Iowa, not that SHE was:)

Enjoy your time with baby before the sibs are around to maul him 24/7!

We need to mow our lawn too, but every time we try, the rain pours down again. This is just CRAZY!

Did you see Kung Fu Panda yet?? Wasn't it funny!?!? We really liked it.

Lara said...

I wasn't in Iowa, I just heard the storms that were there were on their way here.

Sorry for the confusion!

Anonymous said...

We're having storms and power outages here too, but not that bad, and OH, don't worry, I had to turn my heater back on the other day, in JUNE!!!

At least we have a few precious minutes of sun this morning. Stay safe!