Sunday, August 19, 2012
My Natural Disaster is better than Jeremy's
Did anybody watch the meteor showers last weekend? Simon and I stayed up til 2 am one night watching, it was awesome, we saw one meteor that I swear was going to hit the ground. It just kept getting bigger and brighter and lasted about 3-4 seconds, which if you count it off in your head and picture a meteor getting bigger and brighter, is pretty cool. They're apparently called fireballs, I read about them the next day. The next night of the meteor shower neither kid wanted to stay up and watch it, so I stayed up until about 4 am watching them, with the help of a couple pots of coffee. I decided that I would just sleep on the trampoline once the coffee wore off, since that's where I was watching from anyway. I left Faith a note, she had to be at work at 7 that morning. She left for work while the kids were still asleep, and when they woke up they didn't see my note, and grew rather concerned they were home alone. So, rather than enjoy it, they went over the district office and told my boss their mom was at work and their dad was supposed to be watching them but he wasn't anywhere to be found. Someone from work actually came over and looked around the house to make sure the kids didn't just miss me, then left me a note. The kids decided they'd be OK at home as long as they locked all the doors and sat on the couch watching a movie. The whole time this is going on, I'm sound asleep on the trampoline, which is in full view of the road every single person has to walk or drive up to get to the office. I'm sleeping in a gray and bright orange sleeping, and I don't if any of you have noticed, but I'm kind of hard to miss, especially outfitted in bright colors. I woke up and said good morning to somebody walking by, who looked startled by my apparently disembodied voice floating out of the bright orange mound on the trampoline and said "We've been looking everywhere for you!" I tried to get in the house, and found all the doors locked, except the sliding glass door on the deck, and went in to find about 30 messages on both my personal and work phone. It was pretty funny. That's about it, my boss is on a fire, so it appears that I get to work for 19 days straight, which will be nice. Hope everybody's doing well.