Friday, May 30, 2008



Our yard is officially graded. I can start to plant lots of things now. Like flowers and trees and herbs! I am so excited!

We just had to take cover in the basement as the tornado sirens were blaring. The wind was whipping and the rain was pouring. My 2 basement windows leak. Thats good to know, right? I mean, had we not had to rush to the basement to seek cover from a tornado then I would have never known that the windows were going to allow water to rush in all over the floor.

Some of the soffit managed to come away from the house during all the wind and now it looks like we have snow all over our porch because there was blown in insulation up there that blew all over. Thats fun.

Then, the guy next door had to go out in the road to pick up all of his fence. It literally took the panels from the fence and blew them all over the road. Which of course, caused them to all fall apart. White, vinyl fence pickets all over the neighborhood. Thats fun, too.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Well, at least you're having FUN.

frugalmom said...

Danni: Nothing like some good fun out here.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Seriously, though...way to look on the bright side about your windows. Consider these tornados just a new house "test" of sorts. You know, kind of like kicking the wheels of a new car. lol
Just don't kick too hard.

Crazy Young Black Women said...

Does that mean the evil fence is gone?

Christy said...

Glad the tornado didn't get you guys! Getting to plant sounds like so much fun. I'm having serious gardening withdrawal!

frugalmom said...

Crazy Young Black Women: Well, not the part that we need to be gone. Thats my luck, right? Hmmm...a certain rose bush would sure like nice out there tho.

Christy: Thanks. Luckily, it missed us. I am so excited to be able to plant stuff now. you will be able to soon as well!

Twinville said...

hahah! You had me giggling...and I don't really know why! I mean you were dealing with a tornado and all! ack!

You just made it all sound! Made me (almost) want to join you! hehe

Congrats on the finished grading. Can't wait to catch up on all of your growing plants. How exciting! And I know you will make ven the fruustrating moments all seem like loads of fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you, the house and the neighborhood survived, and with such good spirits too!! ;)