Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Anyways, we are really glad to have power now. Although we feel kinda guilty as so many other folks around us still don't. The power is only on for half of our street. We offer to have people over, but mostly, when they hear that our cable and internet is still out they lose interest. We are still on the hunt for a place to watch Heros tonight. Ironically, we could go over to our neighbor's house; he doesn't have power, but he's able to get his DirectTV going with his generator (stupid Comcast).
Friday, September 19, 2008
I think its time for the Campbells to take a little vacation!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I have to say that even after all the hype we heard beforehand, Ike definitely came on stronger than I had expected. It was a long and sometime scary night (nonetheless, Danielle did manage to sleep through most of it, she values her sleep a lot). The wind shuck our old little house and the sky repeatedly shone bright green with explosions from the transformer station near our house.
By morning, we could tell were very lucky. In our front yard, our two big sycamore trees had blown completely down (roots and all) , however, they had fallen away from our house. Had they fallen the other way they would have flattened our house as they were about 70 feet tall. It took a few hours of chainsawing with our neighbors before we were able to clear enough of one of the trees to get a car out of our driveway. We were similarly lucky in our backyard; one of our trees feel toward our house but got one of its larger limbs stuck on our neighbor's shed stopping its fall.
We are still without power, and may remain so for quite a while. However, we found a Borders with power and wireless, so we are pretty happy. We will hopefully post pictures soon.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Well, we think we have a racoon living in our attic.
I woke around 4am to a significant amount of scuffling and bumping - at first I thought there was someone in our backyard. Then we figured out it was coming from above us. Whatever is up there has a decent amount of weight behind it.
My solution: Call an animal control company and let them do what they do and take care of it.
TJ's solution: Venture up to the attic himself and take care of it like a real man.
Oh dear. I'm not sure this is going to end well...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
You needed a new sweater for christmas, right?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I need to go away more so I can come home more often!
First, I met these two lovely ladies at the airport and we all flew home together...
Then I spent a lazy week at home where I got to stuff myself silly with all the amazing things mum kept baking. She quite outdid herself. She also designed and made the bridesmaids dresses for my sister's wedding and fit me for a tailored dress to wear to work that is going to be hot. Not too much for me to live up to then(!)
Also got in a few days of shopping in London - with ice cream sundaes for lunch, of course!
Since Nicki's fiance was in town there was touristing going on too --- we all went along with them for the day in Cambridge. Punting on the Cam never gets old.
I made this last pic bigger so that you can see the facial expressions --- that's the pole you push the boat along with in the background by the bridge. Corinne is politely trying to hide her giggles behind her hand, Kevin's not bothering to hide his, and Dad is thinking "come on!"