Saturday, November 03, 2012

The Week In Review

both the good and bad highlights.
  1. Watching Nathan and Chris in the Marine Corps Marathon.
  2. Sitting through Hurricane Sandy.
  3. Cancelling an MSBA meeting.
  4. Chris making it home safely.
  5. Remembered my meeting this week with another military family organization (last week I forgot about it :( ).
  6. Waiting for the service tech.
  7. Installing the new refrigerator computer cap top myself.
  8. Service tech showed up three hours AFTER the scheduled four hour window.
  9. Service tech was appreciative I installed the new parts myself however,
  10. Service tech still needed to order a part as this part didn't fix the problem.
  11. Spending two hours in Prince William County Government Building getting zoning approval for a new fence on half the property.  We were almost told we couldn't due to FEMA regulations.
  12. Spent Saturday morning spackling all the holes in various rooms in the house.
  13. Husband calling me the "spackling queen."
  14. Receiving notice in the mail that 60 percent of a recommended dental procedure will be covered by our dental insurance.
  15. Leaving cute notes for hubby on the LCD display screen of our high tech refrigerator, all week.
  16. Hubby leaving return messages on our high tech refrigerator.
Yes, I realize that some of these bad things are minor in comparison to what Hurricane Sandy victims are going through but I wanted to write it down anyway.

How was your week?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hurricane Sandy 2012

AND.....it is another Hurricane to add to the list.

Hurricane Sandy slowly made its way to us on Sunday.  As the day went on the temperature dropped and the wind picked up.  I can attest to this because I was outside all morning for the Marine Corps Marathon.  You can read my blog post about that day here.

On Monday work was cancelled for almost everyone and the schools were closed.  Nathan had 72 hour liberty for the weekend so we headed out to do a Dunkin Donuts run in the morning.  It was nice and quiet on the roads in the morning but it was raining.  We did check the Air and Space Museum website as we thought we might be able to get out before the storm made landfall.  It was closed.  The men played games a majority of the day and we all took a nap.

On Tuesday work and school was closed again.  Nathan was happy as this was another day for him to recover.  Chris' flight was cancelled home and was going to be rescheduled for later.  We headed out into town to try to go to an afternoon movie but for some reason the movie theater was not opening until later.  We were told possibly in another hour or so.

We headed over to Five Guys for some lunch in hopes that once we were done eating the theater would be open.  We headed back over to check but they weren't opening yet.  We decided to head home to take a nap instead.

Tuesday evening we had homemade pizza for supper and then the guys headed out to the movie theater.  While they were out for three hours I did some straightening up and worked on the holiday cards.  By the time the guys got home I was ready for bed.

Wednesday morning it was back to work for everyone; at least the town/county.  I received an e-mail from mom inquiring how the house was after the storm.  We had received a total of 7 inches of rain over the day and a half and we had wind gusts of up to 60 mph.  The heater kicked in yesterday late afternoon/early evening and no sloshing was heard in the air vents.  We never lost power, not even a power flicker.  We were very happy overall.

In the afternoon I had a meeting so I worked on getting caught up in the morning.  Chris had some work to get caught up on as well.  After my meeting, Chris got an e-mail that his flight was cancelled.  A little checking and his first flight out tomorrow was on schedule but his second flight was cancelled.  Chris decided to find an alternative way to get back home.

Wednesday evening Chris had cancelled both his flights without a penalty and scheduled a rental car to drive home.  Just before supper Chris was on the road.  I sent him off with a bag of food for his trip.

This morning when Nathan got up he received a text that Chris made it home at 3am.

Halloween 2012

It was our first halloween here in our Northern Virginia home.  I was so excited about handing out candy that earlier in the month I ordered almost 500 pieces of candy from Amazon.  My thought was; we live in between two schools so there would be plenty of trick-or-treaters.  I was wrong and disappointed.  We had 7 kids and they showed up between 8 and 8:30pm.  I don't think any of the 7 kids that showed up were over the age of 8.

The funny thing about all of this is that a service tech who showed up at the house today told me that was a lot.  What?!  The only other time I remember having so few trick-or-treaters was right after Nathan and I got married and we lived on the second floor in a one bedroom apartment in Florida.  We didn't have any trick-or-treaters then.

Anyway I guess I won't need to buy candy any time soon.  I have plenty.