Sunday, August 07, 2011

Cardboard boat races and rain!
Maura and Zach competed yesterday in the Chances Cardboard boat race. They were in the extreme category and came in 3rd because they got shut out by the big firetruck boat. A shame that they had no maneuvering room and were basically paddling the shoreline.

It was crazy hot there waiting for the race to begin. I was so hot and turning red- going inside for awhile helped. I missed the actual race because i had to go to work. They were missing some people, so I was put on a register in the "college" area. I am completely clueless about grown people being such fans of a team (any team, any sport) but I played it up as best I could. Someone kept turning the Texas stuff upside down. I had to ask guests why. Apparently, everyone (especially Oklahoma people) like to dis the longhorns. I spent the evening turning things right side up.
This is why I went to a school that had a shell as a symbol. LOL
The rain came and cleared the park out- sort of- people were coming and going at the same time- optimists and pessimists I suppose. One more day of moonlight madness and then back to normal hours. I get to go back to parasol painting tonight.
It's been miserably hot here, as it has been most everywhere, and we just kept missing the rain. Well, not last night. We finally got a storm and it was a good one. If you can imagine, we lost another tree- I don't think we have many left to lose- this one was along the property line and actually snapped with the wind from the storm, midway up the trunk. It got hung up from falling in the big oak so I'm not sure how we are going to get it down.
Delaney was swimming at her friend's dock and the wind blew things around quite a bit- actually broke their dock and it also came lose from it's right tie down. They had some scary moments with the lightning and wind.
Extremes seem to be the watchword for this year. We had a couple unusual snow storms in the area then a crazy amount of rain in the Spring which brought on flooding and the tornado that hit Joplin and now such high temps with high humidity for so long. I can only imagine what Fall is going to look like. Maybe an early cold one? Please?


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