The ramblings of a woman,
wife, & mother, who loves:
Jesus / my man / the three,
learning about parenting /
mamahood / childbirth,
cooking foods healthy /
international / yummy,
pretending to garden /
write / design,
attempting to run /
exercise / lift weights,
enjoying traveling /
camping / adventures,
finding ways to love /
serve / sacrifice for others.

It is not to say she does these things
with style or grace, or even skill.

How's the List Coming?

June 13, 2008 - 6:47 PM

1. Get a haircut
2. Finish the basement exterior door
3. De-weed the retaining walls
4. Paint the exterior of the house
5. Re-do the landscaping around the house
6. Fix the "eave situation"
7. Insulate the attic
8. Spend the whole day weeding at the garden
9. Learn how to swim
10. Paint the living room
11. Add an exhaust vent to upstairs bathroom
If office floods, do whatever it takes to help
13. See if I can go on a long bike ride
14. Clean and take a load to the garbage dump
15. Power wash the exterior of the house
16. Clean out the stubborn downspout
17. Plant prairie grasses in front yard hill

18. Babysit or help out my friends around me
19. Convince my rock climbing friends to take me rock climbing
20. Attempt to find a pair of jeans that fit (or dare I say, a swim suit)

In case you were wondering what I have been up to since our cuties left for Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon...

Wednesday afternoon, I sandbagged a client's office and our internet node for 4 hours (we were told to double our height from the day before), met up with Josh and we then sandbagged out at Normandy Drive until dark (unfortunately the levee did not hold and folks were eventually evacuated at 2AM that night).

Thursday, I sandbagged for 6 hours at the one, main water well that supplies IC's drinking water (they had to build their wall from it's 3' level to 7'6" which means that not only do you build taller but for every 1' up you have to make it 3' wide), went to visit a dear friend who was in town for a very short visit (I love you friend!), ran a myriad of errands for CIT (oddly enough, Qwest going down has been good for our business), helped evacuate friends and friends of friends from Hawkeye Court. I also went grocery shopping and stocked our house with tons of food so that if someone(s) need anything and things go from bad to worse, our house is ready for use on the East side (call me if you need help and are stranded on the east side).

Friday, I got cracking early, packed up 3 days worth of gear (for our next adventure), did taxes and deposits and paychecks early (our bank was under 3' of water but thankfully our branch was up and running), continued to evacuate people from Hawkeye Court and move them into their new temp housing (the parking lot went from no water to half full of water since the night before, folks had to be out by 4PM today)...

John and Jades Apartment Area

ran errands for CIT, and began to clean and lift up equipment and other gear off the floor and up no less than 3' in the CIT office (we could get flooded by the below creek that is causing all sorts of havoc when it reaches the Iowa River or may loose power due to other flooding nearby, please pray neither of these things happen).

Creek Behind our office

Josh (and Dan) are working on a new blog to chronicle all this fun at

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Begin Our Adventures of Fall/Winter 2012 to CA, MN, CO
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