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learning about parenting /
mamahood / childbirth,
cooking foods healthy /
international / yummy,
pretending to garden /
write / design,
attempting to run /
exercise / lift weights,
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serve / sacrifice for others.

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with style or grace, or even skill.

The rest of the time...

June 16, 2008 - 11:40 PM

Friday night, Josh and I decided to enjoy 1 dinner date while the kids were out of town and went to Jade Sisters (the rest of the time we were enjoying volunteer foods). Then we headed out to the Marriott to help build sand bag walls on the backside of the building until late. That night (and the next) Josh and I slept at the office. (After having watched other businesses around us wake up the next morning and have 3'+ of water in their buildings, we were ready for anything.)


Saturday, the Bovey's let us shower and fed us yummy coffee, we took care of a few loose ends and made our way back to the office, and heard word that our building was set to be sandbagged Monday. I continued to work in the back room and front office, lifting up more things above 3', clearing out drawers, anything, to get it up and safe. Friends came to help in the heaviest lifting part and the office was as ready as it was going to be (and the employees still able to work in case nothing happened). Then, I worked late into the night migrating info from one server to another, a mundane task but important, never the less.

Photo via PC?, Picture Annotated by Tony S.

Sunday, we did more migrating and prep work and then we worked to figure out if it was ok to leave (a huge storm was moving in) to go get our cuties, it was so we left (the storms center thankfully went south of IC).  We got our cuties and enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day brunch and oh, how we missed them... *sigh*

the orange line under the water is a sandbag wall that was not tall enough

True, I didn't get much done on my list; however, the things I DID do on my list, flood activities and helping others, were by far the most rewarding things. All the other stuff, eh, it'll get done, the kids will be a part and it'll be good, goofy, fun and, I'm sure, character building for all of us.

(While driving I had heard Culver say that the damage to farmlands were in the billions and driving 80, I could totally see that... on the news they said the flood has destroyed 20% of Iowa's corn and soybean production... wow.)

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