I’ve decided to be determined and redo this post which was somehow lost when I wanted to check the already uploaded photos.
I woke up last Saturday in Lexington Park, Maryland. It was the sunny beautiful morning of my granddaughters’ Fairy Tale/Disney dance recital – Once Upon a Time. Clara was Sleeping Beauty and Sofia was Jasmine, and how they loved their glamorous costumes, having their hair in a bun, and wearing stage make-up. I have photos and if the difficulty with my hideous Window 8 computer is somehow overcome, I will post them for you. That same morning, we had to leave early because a realtor was bringing someone to look at their house, but it was not sold. Just as well as they have no place to live as yet. Still, I think they would rather deal with that than not being able to sell this Maryland house which is very nice.
When I returned to Ohio on Monday afternoon, I returned to an evening of weather news on all channels as my part of the world struggled through tornado watches and warnings and extreme storms. Our township was the hardest hit in Summit County, though fortunately there were no tornado touchdowns, just terrible storms. We had two bridges washed away as well as many roadways, lots of basement flooding (yes, our was slightly flooded,too). A mess. Such a mess that school was cancelled next day as the buses couldn’t reroute to pick up everyone.
Amazingly, we did not lose power. Tuesday was warmer and sunny and things dried out a bit, and Wednesday was another evening with all the TV being about possible tornados. More roads washed out. One of the houses Emily and Ingmar had looked at via online Realty sites was nearly destroyed. I’d wondered about whether it was not too low, beside Yellow Creek, but never expected anything like this.
But some people welcome rain and are happy to play outside for hours while the sky falls gently on them. My grandson Stephen is like this! He loves being outside.
Other news on the Stephen Front: I know he has two food loves:black olives and canned fish. He likes sardines straight from the can. So does Alice. She posted on face book this week that her heart melts when Stephen asks if he can have “our special fishy” for breakfast. My heart melts too.
And my last news is that at six this morning, Alice and Nathan left for Alaska for my nephew Bob's wedding in Juneau. They will stop in Seattle for a few days to visit with Alice's dear high school friend, Tania, who will also be going to the wedding. I'll miss them, but they return on the 26th and I hope they have lots of pictures and stories!