Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

When the storm was first headed straight for us here in Kissimmee, I would find the kids glued to the TV every once in awhile, checking the weather report. They'd stare out the windows to see what was going on and ask a zillion questions.

The night Fay was supposed to hit us the storm had turned eastward and just skimmed by us. All we got was a bunch of rain. The kids and I were quite relieved.

Now Fay has decided to do some twisting and turning and may come back this way. This has got to be the weirdest storm ever.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Armadillo sighting!

Apparently Tropical Storm Fay is bringing lots of things out of the woodwork. Chad and I went to Sam's Club, just across the street from the apartments to get some water and other supplies for the storm coming in. On the way back we pulled up to the security gate. As Chad was asking the guard some questions, I turned to look out the window and there he was! A little armadillo, just snuffling the ground, walking around trees and rustling through the bushes. Oh how I wish for a pocket camera!Chad whipped out his camera phone but it decided to play dunce and wouldn't load up the camera function fast enough. We had to wait a bit and track the little bugger down, but we got a couple good shots.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Life outside the RV

After 2 years in the RV, life in an apartment is almost surreal.


The amount of space here is difficult to get used to. J is having a really difficult time sleeping in his own room. K, of course, loves it. She wasted no time in getting her room all decorated and plastered with posters.

While I find using the kitchen space rather pleasant, I find maneuvering throughout the apartment in general to be bothersome. I've gotten so used to moving from one activity to another in a space 10 feet long and 3 feet wide that I sometimes lose track of where I'm going. I have all this space and sometimes feel lost in it!

It's a good thing this is a transitional space.

When we finally move into a house I should be ready for a bigger space. Here in the apartment I have no freedom to paint or decorate. But when we have a house I'll have complete freedom to personalize whatever I feel like changing. I'll also have the opportunity to get my things from storage.

Funny how little I can recall actually being in storage! But there are some treasures I'd like to have with me. It'll be a lot of fun going through all the boxes. The hardest part will be the kids going through all their toys. It'll be like Christmas morning!

Until then, I'll spend my time "cruising" the furniture and wandering from room to room...and cooking up a storm! :D

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Best Game Ever!

We woke up to a beautiful morning! K&J were out playing with the kids so Chad and I decided to get in a game of disc golf. Turns out today was my day.

By the 4th hole I was still at par and I was beating Chad! (today was NOT his day!)

For the first time ever, I birdied twice in one game. On a few holes I had some pretty tough challenges but still managed to par or bogey. Which is much better than I normally play.

Chad was totally excited for me and had me try out his Sidewinder disc. He said that now I'm playing with power so I need to adjust my technique. Which is pretty much true. The Stingray disc that I've always used is actually a right-turning disc, but I've not been able to make it turn right. Until now. :D

I worked on tweaking my release and was able to play a really good game.

At the 18th hole I finished at a +5 (over par). Way better than my personal best! :D

I think it's time to get a long-distance driver and see what I can do!