Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The skies have been beautiful recently, but the times are changing. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused very little damage in our area. In fact, Marianne and I did not feel it. There was more damage in and near Washington, DC. The various transportation departments did quick work of inspecting roads, rails and bridges and found no problems. Some chimneys and brick walls collapsed, especially on older, historic houses. Schools in the area were being inspected for structural damage and minor damage repaired. Damage is more extensive in Virginia near the epicenter, but there was no loss of life.
Hurricane Irene is scheduled to visit us Sunday. The present course will cause major damage along the Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware coasts then continue up through New York and New England. Here we should only get some high wind and rain. The beaches will take a pounding and coastal flooding is expected.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
One of the activities we have for the young set is a bucket of chalk sticks. As Winston and Lewis were drawing on the sidewalk, Winston decided we all should participate. The first five images are by artists aged two to seventy-one. Lewis was fascinated by Ginny's drawing. Bryson (last image) got a private lesson from Ginny later.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
These grandsons love the water and while they were here last week Winston asked to play in the sprinkler. The following day we went to Greenbrier Lake. Winston can swim (he is five) and Lewis is learning.
Susan and her boys
Lewis in shallow water
Sunday, August 14, 2011
My first daughter was here this past week for a delightful visit. She is retiring from the US Army after 24 years of service in in places like Washington DC, Colorado, Korea, Iraq and Texas. A delightful time was had by all (my youngest daughter and her kids were also here).
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I have been away from my computer for a few days. We were invaded by three doses of cuteness with unbounded energy! On Sunday Grandsons Winston and Lewis arrived first (along with their Mom, my youngest daughter). Great-grandson Bryson arrived during the night Wednesday (along with his Mom and Uncle). In between, my eldest daughter arrived. She is retiring from the US Army after 24 years of service. The three little ones (five, two and one years old) kept us (and my camera) active and entertained.