I have a couple of different ways in my head that I can see this post going.
Since each of those would be a fairly quick post in itself, let's go for a three-parter, shall we?
Part One: The FAQ -aka- Preguntas más frecuentes.
Or really, let's go with answers that I have repeated so many times now its a wonder I'm not doing such in my sleep.
Part Two: Weekend Recap
You know what? There isn't too much to recap other than I had a good time, and I think boyfriend did too. We spent some time floating in a pool, we enjoyed an excellent house party that was really more like a block party and featured a live 80's cover band (Skeleton Krew is the bomb-diggity people), and hopped out to see some of boyfriend's family and mingle. At the house party I sketched a few of the wee-ones running around. The baby (top two quick sketches) was awesome - he gave the lead guitar a high five because he's awesome.
Also, next time I shall remember to throw my sketchbook in my purse, but now you can see what color the trim for the bathroom is. So that's fun.
Part Three: Tree flip out.
I hate storms. There was a big storm today. And um, so this happened this morning:
That's the front yard. If that tree had gone the other way it would be chillin' in the living room right now. As it stands, that tree is blocking everyone to the right of this picture into the subdivison. Oh, and since it was nice enough incarcerate our neighbors in their houses, this tree also took the power out for the whole neighborhood too. Except us. Which I don't understand, but am TOTALLY okay with.
Anyway, back to this tree. It is not the only one down. In the backyard a neighbor's tree took out half of our fence. A couple houses down a tree went straight into an upstairs bedroom. Down from there, a tree took out a power line which fell into the flooded road, making a lovely death trap lake for three or four houses should they decide to go outside (which hours later is still there and death-like, because the power company hasn't been able to get to it yet). And all the while there were winds going CRAZY and hail and rain falling so hard it sounded like little bullets hitting the windows, and since I'm not real great with storms, Bubba and Mac are not great with storms either. So we had a terrified cuddle party in the basement for a few hours as the power flickered on and off.
Weirdly enough? Right now my biggest concern is that trash pick up is tomorrow and the garbage truck won't be able to get to our driveway. So I parked our can at the end of our neighbors one over. Hopefully they don't mind, and hopefully the garbage truck gets the idea - why there's two cans there instead of one. Wish me luck on that one.