Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A Star-Spangled 4th



Happy 4th! I just got home from a fireworks show....another year chasing the elusive picture that actually captures what the fireworks look like (like you haven't seen them)....but it was much better than last years show, thanks to the lift of the burn ban (as Holly pointed out). It pays to have rain every day for 22 days in a row (almost) and the wettest two months on record! Last year at this time the lakes were down 18 feet or something, and now they are over by 7 (and counting), but this evening the weather was kind to us, no rain for the first time in a LONG time at night and we were able to enjoy the fireworks on relatively dry ground :O). We had a cook out with the family, which is what we generally do when everyone is in town....and the rest of the day I spent working on my SS project (minus one swimming break and a quick shopping excursion). Other than that I have pretty much put myself under house arrest until this thing is completed, which also includes sticking my cell phone in a room far away (just in case you are waiting on a return call, it'll be soon, I hope!). It would be a lot sooner if I stopped breaking out of my house to visit people....I've spent most of each day doing a little something, and have similar plans for the rest of the week, so the drive to and from gives me a few minutes to dial the phone. I hope your fourth was full of fireworks and friends! Now it's back to the coal mine...or as some might say-the laptop...