Well, we made it through the winds with minimal tarp resetting! There were quite a few times during the winds when I was certain we were going to lose a tarp but, other than the carport tarp, everything stayed where it was and attached. The carport tarp didn’t come down all the way, like it has in the past. One corner tore loose on the carport and Lance fixed that right away.
The only place I went yesterday was the grocery store, and that was an adventure in itself. The rain was coming down sideways, thanks to the winds, making seeing through the windshield at times a real guessing game as to what you were seeing as the water sheeted down the windshield. Imagine sitting in your car as you go through a car wash…nothing to see here. There were branches down, but I didn’t see anything that completely blocked the road.
The road to my daughter’s place became blocked by a mudslide and they lost power. Thankfully, the last time I was up there, we had picked her up some candles just so she had some she could burn when she wanted to light a candle. These became her emergency candles last night.
I started reading Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience by Dr. Steve Maraboli. The book has 5 different sections – Inspirations & Motivation, Dreams & Goals, Life & Happiness, Love & Relationships, and God & Spirituality – with an Introduction at the beginning. Maraboli tells you in the introduction that “[t]he book contains more of my written work and spoken ideas that were gathered from my speeches, blogs, radio shows, and social media posts.” This clued me in that the book was a compilation of excerpts and quotes from Steve. Ok. Not a guide or story, but a place to potentially find some inspiration or inner strength when the tank is feeling low. Got it.
That said, I am liking it so far. Sure, there are quite a few things said that I have heard or read in many different places and almost as many different ways. This doesn’t make the book useless. Sometimes, I need to hear something differently than I have heard it before to have it actually catch my attention and make me take notice. As I said, I am enjoying the book and have even bracketed a few things for easy retrieval later, when I feel like I need a refresher.
Well, that’s it for me, today. I hope everyone is having a great one!!