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It has been a few weeks since Nationals and we’ve had some major events around here. For one thing, we had hurricane Dorian hit! It was pretty much sapped by the time it got here and where we are we don’t really have to worry unless it is a CAT 4. One of the wonderful things about where we live: far enough inland, with enough trees, that wind isn’t an issue and high enough that flooding isn’t an issue. My hurricane prep included staking down the trampoline (we saw two the day after the hurricance that had done some traveling a mile down the road) and preparing some BBQ since smoked foods keep better than other types of cooked food.
I know what you are thinking, that’s a lot of food. My teammate Andy brought his family to stay with us for a while to ride out the hurricane. They live closer to the coast and storm surge was expected to cause flooding for them. Luckily it didn’t, but he lost several of his bee hives and lost a windshield to a tree limb.
Unfortunately, we lost power for a while everyone was here for around a day. The good news is our neighbor Frank has a huge generator we ran both fridges off of (Not to mention their fridges/deepfreeze and the fridge for two other neighbors!). The kdis all handled it well. Their kids and our kids had a blast and we got board games out. The tricky part was cooking food. I have a camp stove I bought in Huntsville, AL when I worked there due to constant tornadoes and the resultant power outages. It worked like a charm. Eggs for everyone for breakfast and chicken nuggets for lunch.
We went to Bianca’s parents’ house for dinner. They are a short drive, along a trampoline strewn road, away and the power lines to their subdivision didn’t get hit. They are less than a quarter mile from a power substation so they never lose power. We went there and Bianca’s mom (Yaya) had cooked us all dinner. Plus we were able to wash clothes. In the meantime power came back on at our house. So what did I learn from all this? Time to buy a generator and quit mooching off of orur neighbor Frank! Hah! Two days after the power came back on I took the boys fishing and on the way back we picked up a nice, quiet, 3500 Watt inverter generator. Technically I took them crabbing and we brought along a fishing pole, but the crabbing didn’t go too well. Plenty of small fish though… you can see one if you look really hard at the bottom of the net in this picture:
I thought the shirt was appropriate.
Not a lot else lately. Doing too large proposals at work. Nearly done with the heavy hitter and through my first review (With favorable results somehow!) on the second. My stress level has dropped dramatically. Bianca is gone on a tript o Myrtle Beach with her friends, but she is being a stick in the mud and studying for a work certification. She skipped TopGolf! Who does that?! TopGolf is awesome and I highly, HIGHLY recommend it.
Also highly recommended, btu music, not activities:
The Middle – Trampled by Turtles (One of Bianca and I’s first dates was to see them in concert.)
Blurry – Crown the Empire
All for now – Matt