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Sunday, September 21, 2008

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Thursday, September 18th came into being in the normal ways with things slowly getting back to somewhat normal. About midday OD and I took off to make efforts at restocking their fridge – the Spice stayed with the young ones – FSIL had to go back to work. Many areas in the city still do not have power but the roadways are mostly clear of debris. We had heard that Kroger had power and we went to get what we could.

That was one crowded place but they did have re-stocked produce, dairy and limited frozen food departments. We were able to get the essentials and most of everything else on her list. While we were grocery shopping the Spice was scrubbing out the fridge to receive the new supply of perishable food products. The schools and most businesses are closed due to lack of power. Only 25% of the area and 14% of the city had power today.

We were able to get some ground beef and OD cooked up some lasagna for supper, the first home-cooked meal we have had since before Sept 10th. While we didn’t go hungry, home cooking is just better – the lasagna was yummy. Friday dawned and FSIL had to work again – about mid-day OD and I went back out to Lowe’s to get some supplies and hardware to complete needed fix-it projects around their house.

We got back home and I completed a couple of projects when it became time to make a banana pudding for supper. OD had prepared meat to grill and we had oriental burgers for the evening meal. I finished the pudding and put it in the oven to brown the meringue about the time the burgers were grilled. After the topping was brown we went out on the screened in porch to eat our burgers and salad.

We then had the pudding for dessert and it certainly was the best one that I have ever made – at least on that day. Even after at least two of us had second helpings, there was enough to have some for breakfast – hopefully I will be able to sleep with that wonderful prospect on my mind all night.

Saturday dawned into the pages of recorded history whilst I slept and subtlety greeted me upon my awakening. After breaking the fast and clearing the cobwebs FSIL and I went out to repair their damaged fence gate. We got it repaired as best we could without going into major operations and came back into the house since the weather was hot and humid – and also very sweaty, OK, the people were the sweaty ones.

FSIL and I then replaced three light fixtures and were doing well with our chores until the Georgia – Arizona football game came on and most all ceased but that – we did get the fixtures installed though. It was a good day of the family being together. God invented the family and I’m glad He did. ec

6 Comments:

Blogger Brenda said...

I'm glad He invented the family too!
I hope you didn't get too hot and sweaty while watching that football game. I was very saddened to watch the Bamma and Razorback game, very, very saddened.

9/21/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

brenda - FSIL and OD are big Georgia dawg fans but I did watch the Razorbacks as well and was a bit surprised by the score. I try to keep up with the SEC especially Georgia. ec

9/21/2008 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Yes, family is good, especially at times of crisis.

My blessings to all.

9/21/2008 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr Eddie ~~ I am so glad that things are getting back to normal for your OD's family. There are so many not so fortunate - with no power
and I hope that is soon restored.
Thanks for your comments and my back is back to normal (which isn't great
but is bearable.) Sorry you have back
trouble as well. Take care, and the best of wishes to you and all the family. Cheers, Merle.

9/22/2008 05:37:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - Thanks for your blessings - and blessings are what families are - or they should be anyway.

merle - We have had a great adventure together - the sad time comes tomorrow when we depart for home. ec

9/23/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!

9/23/2008 04:47:00 PM  

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