This is what the ocean and sky looked like yesterday morning. A little scary. But as the day progressed the sky lightened up but the ocean continued to be crashy and bashy and it's even more so today although it's bright and sunny. What we're sort of dealing with is this.
And although it's almost certain that we're not going to get the brunt of the hurricane, we will be getting some of its rain and wind and uh, possible storm surge. In the completely-understandable-to-meterologists but absolutely-mystical-and-magical-to-me way of these things, the full moon on Saturday is going to add to the power of the water and pull that roiling, rushing sheet of it up to cover a lot more land than it even normally would and that will probably include the land right here under this house.
That was a tortured paragraph.
But we're thinking that we're going to stay although we're watching things closely and I assume that if the realty company thinks we'll be in danger they'll let us know.
Frankly I hope we don't have to leave now because we have too much food here to haul home in the three vehicles we have. I'm not even kidding.
And yes, we are having a wonderful time.
Ten minutes after Jessie got here this was happening.
This child is obsessed. We were talking about earrings yesterday and I asked the boys if they were going to get earrings when they got big like Owen. They said yes, they were and Levon said he was going to get track-hoe earrings. Pink track-hoe earrings. Or maybe pink dump truck earrings.
Okay. More pictures.
We are having such feasts.
The boys are keeping us highly amused.
Yes. I do realize that the one on the bike is not wearing a helmet while the artist is. Things change fast around here and I'm not just talking about the weather. That's an entire village that August has drawn. There are houses for him, Levon, Boppy, Mer, Mama, and Daddy.
They say the funniest things. They get wild at bedtime. Last night I asked if anyone wanted to brush my hair. August, perched on the back of the couch, said, "Definitely not me."
But then, in a little while, he got my hairbrush and brushed my hair so sweetly. I was astounded. And delighted.
I took a halfway decent walk yesterday although it wasn't easy. The wind was blowing like hell and the sand was soft but it was beautiful. I love walking past the houses and choosing the ones I'd live in and ones I'd DEFINITELY NOT!
I think this would be a fine house to live in. But truthfully, I'd probably be just as happy if not more so, living in this one.
To be honest, if anyone gave me ANY beach house I'd gladly live in it.
Here's what the ocean looks like right now.
The water really doesn't look that dark. Just a function of light and shadow...
It's so nice to be here. I wish the whole family could be with us. One of these days, I swear. One of these days.
I'm mostly aware of what's going on in the world but it's like watching the goings-on from another planet and for right this second, that is fine with me. There is plenty enough going on right here to keep me happy.
I hope all is well with y'all.