Sunday, July 16, 2006

Eh, It could be worse!

Because I will be out of town Tuesday through Friday, I had hoped to spend the weekend visiting with my mother, spending time with my girls and helping Mr. W. get the house situated for the least amount of single-parent stress.

Instead, my grandmother is in the hospital, so Mom had to cancel her visit. My time-critical projects are not quite finished, so I am here at work. Needless to say, the house has been completely neglected, and I've hardly spent any time with the girls.

It could be worse, though.

Mr. W. dropped me off at work and is currently grocery-shopping with the girls. More power to him, I hope he isn't too frantic afterward. LOL.

On our way in, we saw a terrible fire. We couldn't see what was burning, but it was located in a neighborhood and put out thick, thick black smoke. Enormous flames shot up above the trees. I hope and pray nobody is hurt and the fire doesn't spread. July in Texas is ordinarily miserably hot and dry. This year, we're also nearly four inches behind on our rainfall. As bad as my weekend seems to be, it really could be worse. Somebody in our little town is definitely having a worse weekend than I've ever had.


Updated 7-17 The fire made it on the evening news. It was a fire in a detached garage, and nobody was hurt (beyond a couple firefighters getting too hot). The wonderful fire department even managed to keep the fire contained to the garage and away from all the homes and trees in the area. I saw interviews with some of the neighbors, and they were pretty shell-shocked. I've grown accustomed to seeing grass fires from time to time, but that fire was intense.


TxGambit said...

Mrs. W,

Hugs, hugs and more hugs.

Yes it could be worse. I do hope your grandmother is okay and that you were able to get your projects done.


schloobie said...

Oh no. Big hugs. We're thinking of you.

Mayberry said...

That's a relief (your update). Hope your grandmother is better soon--and good luck with your trip.