Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rain Down

Whew! How about all of that rain we've been having? Talk about many natural disasters. First an earthquake, then a hurricane, and now flooding! Sheesh.

I went walking out in the rain a few times the day before yesterday, taking pictures and a video of the flooding in our yard. We had three rivers flowing through our yard, not including the drainage and sidewalks. I had to retrieve a garbage can from the curb, but doing so almost got me knocked off of my feet several times. As soon as I wrestled the current and can in my favor and retreated inside, Mom pointed out a huge branch that was blocking the water drainage at the curb. It was a fairly large branch, one that had fallen from our tree during Hurricane Irene. Darn. Out I went again, umbrella and all. The branch was harder to manage than the garbage can, but I finally dragged it back into our yard. After I finished, my clothes were soaking.

The next day (yesterday) as we drove home from an allergy treatment, we saw that a road that bridged a creek was partially destroyed. Mom, Shealinn, and I all wished we had a camera. The entire route home was still eventful with flooded roads though.

But now I'm thankful that the sun has decided to grace us with it's ever "sunny" presence, along with fluffy white clouds and a sapphire sky. However, now I wonder about the end times even more. Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods - they seemed so far away to me since this area doesn't experience those things very often. But after these recent events, well, it honestly frightens me. Nevertheless, I can't stop whatever God is planning to do.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer Highlights

Ahh, the end of another wonderful and fun-filled summer! Many would think me insane for this, but I actually can't wait for my high school classes to start. I'm already taking calculus at my community college, but I know really nobody there. I don't look forward to the homework, however, but I can't wait to see all of my friends soon.
Back to the topic at hand: summer highlights. I think the first day of September should prompt a list of things I enjoyed about this summer.

  • First, I got to meet my long-lost aunt and uncle. We had so much fun getting to know each other, and I hope they come visit again soon.
  • I finally have my learner's permit for driving! I just need to do the learning part more often...
  • My ears have been pierced. I know, for some who have known me for a loooong time, this is some kind of monumental thing. I'm almost done with the six-weeks, and I think getting through it isn't as bad as I thought it'd be.
  • Summer camp! I love summer camp! Now for winter camp...
  • Family vacation to a dude ranch.
  • Making it into an honors course at college.

That's pretty much off the top of my head for now. Thank you God for an amazing summer!
Also, for anyone into anime, I uploaded a new AMV to Youtube. Be sure to check it out along with the other two that I made!

{I hoped this'd be a more interesting post for someone other than myself and family, but as I said, I know next to nothing about blogging. I'll figure it out as I go along. :) Thanks for reading anyway!}