Monday, March 30, 2009

Today didn't start out so well. Between Wednesday and Saturday I got over 12 inches of rain! All this water had to go somewhere, and it decided to go down my driveway. My gravel driveway that is.

This morning when I got in the car to go to work I was surpirsed to find a gully right down the spot where I drive. I was aware that it was starting to wash away, but not to this extent. As I was carefully trying to drive around the ravine, I didn't notice the smaller trench at the bottom of the drive and plop....I drove right in. As I got out to survey the damage, I heard the car door lock as it was closing. Of course the car was still running. I hadn't even thought to take it out of gear as it wasn't going anywhere.

I didn't have a spare key to my house door, so I was forced to break the panes in one of my new $200 window. I retrieved a spare car key and turned the car off. I called work to tell them of my misfortune and my tardiness. Then I called a wrecker, which took it's sweet time getting here.

It all turned out OK. I ordered a new lower pane for my window at a cost of $73 dollars. The wrecker was $60. Costly mistake, plus I still have to pay to get my driveway fixed.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Soooooo Busy!

It seems like I have been on the go for many weeks now. Thursday I had music practice for an upcoming prison ministry event, Friday I played at another ministry reunion group, and Saturday we played at a church groundbreaking event! This week will be the only week since the end of November that I will only have one appointment scheduled after work, which is today. A friend of mine (Frank) is in the process of recording his third CD and I'm the recording engineer. I'll spend a few hours after work at the console. The rest of the week I'll be free to work on the house (or not) after work. The extra hour of daylight will be nice, but it sure was tough getting up this morning! Here are some images from the church groundbreaking

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It isn't supposed to snow in Alabama

This weekend we experienced two seasons in two days. Friday night and Saturday morning we had Spring, with severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail and tornados. On Sunday morning I woke up to snow. I was up as 6AM and there was plenty on the ground. It snowed hard all morning and into the afternoon we had heavy showers. I ended up with about 3" on the vehicles with a bit less on the ground. About 2PM, you could hear it melting off the roof and by 9PM it was all gone!

My driveway coming in after Church at about noon.

In my front yard looking northeast toward the road at about 12:30PM.

About 12:30 PM.
My front yard at about 7AM looking east.

View out my front door at about 7AM.