Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Storm Update

We have power again. Our power came back on Saturday morning. Nick and I left St. Louis and went to my sister's in Chicago. It was too hot and gross to not have even a fan running. So we got out of here. We are fine and everything is ok. Power seems to be back up for most of the city, there are only (yeah its still alot) like 150,000 still with out power but its a big improvement. I do think that St. Louis as a city handled the crisis pretty well. Businesses with out power were open and able to just do cash transactions. Walgreens helped people get perscriptions and escorted them through the dark stores with flash lights. The only major problems we had were with the refridgerator. We did loose some groceries but nothing too important. We have a bit of a mess to clean up in the kitchen. I'll be including pictures of the damage in our area a bit later. It seems that blogger is having problems.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

It was a dark and stormy night...

Just in case anyone may have heard about the storm last night in St. Louis, we are ok. We don't have power yet, well us and 450,000 others currently are with out electricity. It was a bit hot and sticky last night trying to sleep but we are ok. The storm was really bad. The winds blew down a part of our tree on to our dumpster. We do have some down powerlines by our apartment. I don't know how long we'll be with out electricty but today the temperature is supposed to be 103 (with a heat index of 115). I am including some pictures I found on www.ksdk.com from the storm.

The view of the storm coming from Busch Stadium.

This storm produced some really neat lightning....well neat as long as it wasn't hitting close to you.

Here's a sign that fell down in the city.

A down tree in South City.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's already July?!

Wow, its been one LOOOONG weekend. We were up in WI for a friend's graduation party and another friend's wedding (Pictures will be up soon). It was a lot of fun visiting with old friends and catching up. But boy am I tired. I am glad we got to visit but one night we were all up until 4:30 am talking. I used to do that sort of thing in College...but now I need my sleep.

So anyway, I do miss Wisconsin. I miss school too. They are changing a bunch of stuff at school. They are fixing the bluff so that you could actually walk down by the lake. It should be beautiful when its done but right now everything is torn up and you can't go and see any of it. It was also awesome to visit with the Schmidt family. I love spending time with them. They are my second family. Amy's wedding was beautiful. We didn't stay the whole time mostly because we didn't know many people and Amy was pretty busy. But that was very good. We also stayed by my sister's house and got to spend some time there.

So now we are back and things are getting down to the wire! Nick talked to the supervising pastor about moving in and all that important stuff. He also talked to his parents who are helping with the big move and now we have an official move out (and in) date. August 10th! We will then be in IL that day. Things are becoming more bittersweet. I've just gotten used to my job and St. Louis. I've made some friends and I've been involved in things here BUT I am excited to do something different and have things be kind of how they will be when Nick graduates. Its sad to leave but exciting to be somewhere new. So now on to packing...the ever tedious task. I don't know where to start or what boxes to pack things in. I need to obtain more boxes because I know we don't have enough. I might have to hit up the grocery store. I'd also like some more rubbermaid containers. So thats job #1 for this weekend...with a little bit of pool time.

This may be it until we get to IL. I'm sure that time will come faster than I know. This summer has already flown by!