Today, or shall I say yesterday because it is after midnight, was a fun day. It was also solemn because it was Sept 11th, but it was fun, because I decided to celebrate it in a light hearted way, feeling that I was glad to be alive, and counting my blessings for the things I have (such as family and John), and for being able to live in such a great country.
John and I spent the day at Val's place. We had such a good time. Well I did anyway. John slept through everything. He fell asleep on the couch and slept for hours! While Val and I did things on the computer, John slumbered away. While we were in Val's office on the computer we heard marching band music and for hours saw a trail of people coming by the window! We didn't find out until later they were having a 9/11 parade. I shouldn't call it a parade. A 9/11 solemn commemoration procession. After spending time on the computer with Val I spent time with Chelsea. It was nice because I haven't seen her in a long time because she has been so sick. She is feeling so much better, by the way. Then we ordered carry out and we walked to pick it up. When I came back I woke up and asked John to join us. He was shocked to hear how many hours he had slept. After eating a really good meal we said our goodbyes and went home.
John and I finally heard from his side of the family in Florida. His Dad and StepMom Mary Ann came through the hurricane fine. They even hosted another family in their home because it is a sound structural brick house. The only thing that happened to them is that they lost power for a day and a half.
John's sister Darla and her fiance Harry had mandatory evacuations and went to Harry's son's house which was a strong structural home somewhat out of the path of the hurricane. Upon returning, they were very fortunate to find that there was no damage except to Darla's bird house. I would take that! They returned to find there was no electric and no water, so they had to turn right around and go back to Harry's son's house because they needed these things.
Darla and Harry got married today (Saturday I mean) at 2 PM. John's Mom told me she decided to wear a pinkdress!
I hope that they don't decide to honeymoon in Florida as Ivan is expected to come in the next week. I don't know how much of the state it is supposed to hit, but I do believe Matthew (Val's son) has school off on Monday in anticipation of the hurricane. Drat.
Well I guess that is all for now. Take care.