I know you all have been worried. So let me start by assuring you that the Justin Bieber autograph survived the hurricane. For some reason, I stuck it on a high shelf. The Higher Power works in mysterious ways.
I really appreciate all your comments and unbelievable kindness. It really does help cushion this very difficult time. I so just want to pack up and go home. Except I presently have no home.
This is what it currently looks like…
We are staying with friends and searching for a place to live for the next three months. My friend Emily said I could stay at her house for a few days as long as I don’t try on her clothes, take pictures and blog about it. You know, I’m in a life crisis here and I don’t appreciate her sabotaging my creativity. (A vlogging tour of her closet coming soon!)
I will admit, I’m not my best self. That became abundantly clear when I was screaming at a sushi restaurant on Monday night because they screwed up our order. The mix up meant my husband couldn’t eat his dinner due to an allergy.
Plus this place always runs out of mints. And their mints are chocolately and minty and delicious.
I had to apologize to the sushi lady and explain my tirade was about my home being destroyed, not flying fish roe. But for the love of all things possible, they need to keep that mint bowl stocked.
I feel like my brain is going to explode. I can’t focus. There is so much to do that I don’t know where to start sometimes. So I try to pick one thing.
Like Dylan and Summer’s new backpacks for school. They got delivered on Saturday before the storm. I had already left for my in-laws so the Priority Mail box just sat on my front steps.
Then hurricane Irene breezed in. And despite the fact that she threw my swing set across the yard and dumped about ten tree trunks, from who knows where, beside my house, that box was still on the steps come Monday morning. I opened it hopefully but then muddy sewage water poured out.
I called the company, Anything Joe’s, and told them the problem. I asked them to re-send the backpacks and charge my credit card. I never mentioned I was a blogger. I never asked for free backpacks. But they sent replacement ones at no charge. I love when companies do the right thing. Just because it’s the right thing to do.
mama bird notes:
It’s not too late to win an iPad 2!! Just click on this post and enter by September 1st. Because an iPad 2 doesn’t guarantee happiness but it comes pretty darn close.