Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rainy Days.

I can't believe its almost been a month since I have blogged. Is blogged an actual word? Anyways- in case you have watched the weather news lately, you'll already be aware of the fact that we have been running around with life jackets on from all of this rain we have been getting. Hurricane season is in full swing over here on the East coast. Just yesterday, James and I were flooded in and couldn't leave for work. There is currently only one way in and out of our area which proves to be a real problem when it has rained for the past 2 days, allowing the adjoining field to flood and run across the road at a rapid rate. There were parts of Charlotte that were so badly flooded, you couldn't see the side mirrors on cars, and people were being evacuated in boats from apartment buildings. I am thankful we don't live any closer to the coast than we do.

In other news, things have been busy in the Beck household. Not many new things to report on I suppose. James is still busy with his job, and we are still keeping our fingers tightly crossed that something great comes along for him. I hope with all of my heart it is soon...he deserves so much more. I am on a much needed 5 day break from work and am enjoying every minute of it. August was a slammed month for me at work- and pair that with trying to learn French and do my Criminal Justice courses, I was feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. But, things are starting to even out and I am getting back into the swing of things.

I am sad to report that my lightning bugs are gone for the year. I hope that they will come back and make a much bigger spectacle of themselves next year as they took forever to arrive this year. We are also in the process of getting rid of our pine trees. I am actually pretty sad about it, but there are beetles here that have killed them. Dead pinetrees means a great chance for them to come timbering on top of our home or onto our powerline. So, our power company is going to be removing them for us as well and taking out some others who are proving to be pesky problems. It was hard for me to see my trees tagged...but when you come from Arizona where it is dry and ugly and the only trees there are Palm trees, you become quite attached to the woods and many trees that live there. But I am assured that there are many baby trees that are waiting to sprout once the big ones are out of the way. So, I remain hopeful.

I head off to San Diego for a conference next week for my I doubt I will blog before than.

I hope everyone is well,


P.S. I thought the page could use something colorful, so I chose a photo that makes me smile. Us with Yama and Nandi

This was taken on our trip to the Beach this summer. One of life's greater moments.


kmelanese said...

I was wondering how much rain you guys were getting. I wasn't sure how close to the coast you were. I am glad you don't have to evacuate or anything. Enjoy your conference!!

The Cook Clan said...

That is a crazy picture! You look so pretty. That rain is scary! My brother lives in Baton Rouge getting ready for that hurricane that is suppose to hit tomorrow. Scary huh? They said it is going to be as bad as the Katrina hurricane. Have fun at your conference. And by the way you need to get into the blogging world more often. If you want to see my blog email me at and I'll invite ya.