Last Sunday it rained all day in south and central Texas. (And now there is a catastrophic situation in Houston, with The Girl and Teddy smack dab in the middle of it.)
But Hubby had planned to clear out the garage for "big trash day" on Sunday anyway, so he just opened up the garage door and got to it. A lot of crap got put out at the curb, including a giant roll of carpet he had been hanging onto for TWELVE years. I vetoed his idea of putting carpet in the barn - that's a big NO. Out to the curb it went.
The original plan was to putter around the house in the morning, then go to a wine pick up party in Wimberley. But due to all of the flooding the pick up party was cancelled and our 5 bottles are in limbo for now. But that was hardly a concern for us. We were both a little stir crazy though I continued to putter, and he stayed glued to the TV news, which does nothing to allay your fears over wtf is going on in Houston. To kill the time, forget the TV a little bit, and try to relax, we made our own pick up party with snacks and a card game or two.
I'm a firm believer in not drinking on an empty stomach, even if I'm not the driver. Well, I'm never the driver when I have had more than one glass of wine...but we managed to kill three bottles of wine over the course of the afternoon and evening. It was a temporary reprieve for us.
The weather radio was still alarming in our ears, Hubby was still obsessively-compulsively checking his phone, we weren't able to get our messages to The Girl about the storm, and the rain just seemed to go on and on...Monday I felt like an emotional zombie at work.
Fast forward the week and our nerves are pretty worn. It's hard to go calmly about your daily business when there is so much destruction and uncertainty happening. If my only daughter weren't there in the midst of it...but she is. So it's about all I can think of.
Our plans included getting her to Austin as soon as we can because who knows how long it will take life to get back to any kind of normal in Houston? And yet getting her here represents its own set of challenges. So even though its over, it isn't over. But thank God, the rain is...