Category Archives: Weather

Kite Frustration

Why is it that the wind completely dies when you get the kites out?

Kite Frustration

Don’t let the kid’s hair fool you. There. Was. No. Wind.

Washington, D.C. in 36 Hours: Day 1

On Saturday, we went to see the absolutely fantastic How to Train Your Dragon with friends and kids.  The Wests were leaving for Washington, D.C. the next day for a concert and some sightseeing with their kids.  They had found out just before the movie started that the kids might not be able to go because the person who was supposed to watch them while Audrey and Nathan went to the concert was ill.  We had only a few hours to decide, but it didn’t take long.  We agreed (twist our arms…go ahead) to go, and so did the Logsdons.  So we got all packed up, and the twelve of us loaded up two minivans and set out for our nation’s capital on Sunday morning.

Day one (Monday) was rainy, but we made the most of it.  We took the Metro Rail to the Smithsonian, but decided to walk the National Mall in the morning instead because it wasn’t raining too hard.  As it turns out, it was the right decision because it was windy and cold on Tuesday.

We started with the Capitol in view.

The Capitol

We proceeded to the Washington Monument…

Avery, Emma, Moira, & Ethan

..and headed toward the Reflecting Pool.

Walking to the Lincoln Memorial

The rain made for some neat shots.  As we approached the Lincoln Memorial, a band was playing The National Anthem.

The Mall

I was amazed by the size of the Lincoln Memorial.

Lincoln Memorial

And the view from the Lincoln Memorial back across the Mall was awesome.

Washington Monument

ELECTRIFIED!

No pictures today, because we’re busy getting back into the swing of things.  Just wanted give an update on our situation.  Power returned to our side of the lake sometime Saturday evening.  We called from a friend’s house and heard our answering machine and almost cried!  The house had gotten to 36 degrees before the power came back on and heated it back up.

We lost one fish and had to throw away a lot of food that was in the refridgerator, but we’re back home.  I spent most of the afternoon yesterday cleaning out the refridgerator…and I do mean cleaning.  I took the inside of the fridge and freezer apart and washed every shelf and drawer and cleaned the inside walls.  Ash went back to her parents’ house and got the food we had taken over there and went to the grocery store and got some essentials.

I should be posting pictures of the inside of the fridge, since I’m so proud of it…

Winter Storm 2009 ~ The Happy

Here’s the happy part of the storm.  It’s beautiful here on the golf course where my in-laws live.  They have had power the entire time, and they haven’t had much tree damage in their neighborhood.

golfcoursepost

Meanwhile, we still don’t have power at our house.  My mother-in-law read in the paper last night that the Sadieville station is expected to be back up and running by Thursday evening.  That’s near us.  I’m not completely sure that that IS us, but THURSDAY EVENING?!?