I got a kitten. The cutest little thing ever! On the way home from the place I got him from he sat in my lap and didn't hardly make a sound!
Monday, July 21, 2014
This morning as we prepared for class Mom got a phone call from Dad. “We've got another problem, dear.” See, last night we got 5 inches of rain. Our creek didn't just slightly overflow its banks, it completely overflowed and flooded out road as well. There are two metal pipe-ways that run under the road that are over 20 years old and they were getting a little (little?) rusty, but what could we do about that? I was just under them exploring and everything seemed fine, though the pipe was so thin in places it just crumbled under my feet.
But the rain and flooding had done their work last night: the road was starting to collapse.
Several hours later we got back and the area was roped off and more had fallen. But we had groceries. So we had to go across!
The first picture above was taken almost at the same spot as the one below. You can no longer see through.
This is the most excitement our road has gotten in one year in a long time! First the snowstorm that made it possible for all the neighbors to go sledding on it (yes, that much snow is not common in North Carolina, you Northern people ;)). Then the ice storm. And now this!
We are thankful no one was hurt!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yesterday we went to Jordan Lake. It was a gorgeous day to be out! A little bit chilly to be in the water, but when the sun wasn't under a cloud, it wasn't too bad. I have been to this lake a few times (at least so my mom says) but not in a very long time. So it was like going for the first time! The water was not an even temperature, so every once in a while there was a patch of very cool water, making it feel as if the AC was turned on, blowing on my wet body. Chill bumps!! I thought about swimming to the other side of the lake. And then I thought again. I stayed on this side. ;)
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Yesterday we went hiking at Hanging Rock State Park, though we did not go up the hanging rock trail. We went on a less traveled hike and had the trail mostly to ourselves.
really special girl came with us. :) She makes me smile.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Mom, Hannah, and I just got back from Florida where we volunteered at The Gospel Coalition's Women's Conference. That is a mouthful! On our way down we passed this horrible accident.
|I love this lady's hat!|
|Our volunteer shirts are very soft.|
|Can you see him?|