Tricia Dishes

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday night

Good evening. I hope that everyone has had a great day. The weather today has been outstanding! More like October than September. Beautiful blue sky, cool breezes, leaves shimmering on the trees and occasionally one will sail off, drifting in the wind and then softly land on the ground. Like I said, OUTSTANDING!!
And we had no water. A huge pipe burst which left Vicksburg with no water. School was out, the Corps of Engineers shut down at noon, as did day care centers, doctors' offices, and other businesses. I discovered that the faucet on the side of the house still had a trickle and managed to get a few pots of water to boil, then Gwen brought over some jugs with water from her house (she lives WAY south of town), plus some delicious chicken spaghetti. She called when she got home and said Walmart was unloading a truck of water into the store so when David got home, we went and got a jug and two flats of bottled water. We were fortunate that we still had some left over from Katrina. This just proves that we need to keep it here always. We took some to the mothers so they won't be thirsty!! But tonight the water is back on, but we can't drink it for maybe 72 hours, until they get an all clear from the health department. Restaurants were really hit hard, which makes me wonder about the coffee shop. Mybad, I didn't even call them!!! But we can bathe and wash clothes in the water. They did warn us to NOT drink the bath water. Whew, that was a close call, I am so glad that they told us that. I mean, I do get incredibly thirsty while I am taking a bath. The soap gives it just the right bouquet.
David and I just walked Goob up the road and it is still so nice out tonight. No blue skies, but the breeze is still there, and for those who live in Vicksburg, you will understand what I mean, there is the slight smell of the paper mill, which we know means that the wind is out of the north, therefore it is cooler and it is so very very nice. When we got on up the street, though, we then got the very distinct aroma of a fabric softener sheet wafting in the air, which we know means that it is coming from a vent in a laundry room and someone will have some nice, clean, soft clothes waiting for them, and it is also so very very nice. And then we came home and put the garbage out. Ah, the circle of life.......
Okay, folks, goin' to bed now. Have a great Friday!!
tricia

2 Comments:

  • At Friday, September 15, 2006, Blogger baldman76 said…

    Here in Columbia, it's not really cool, but it's distinctly not HOT either. That's really the way I think Southerners should describe autumn. I also think we should forget the whole equinox and solstice thing and just determine the start of Fall by whatever day a critical mass of people turn off their air conditioners.

     
  • At Friday, September 15, 2006, Blogger wagsandpurrs said…

    But sometimes we have to turn on our air conditioners in the middle of winter!!!

     

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