Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I have no idea what to call this blog

Yesterday we had our house flea-fogged again because we were still finding them all over the house. And Lucy was still getting bites. Well, after the fogging, Andrew has at least two bites on his leg, and I found a flea on Lucy this morning. WHAT THE HECK???? Are the damn things indestructible? What do we have to do to get rid of them???? We don't even have a pet!!!!!! Matt called our housing office this morning, and we are going to have problems with them if 1. They don't offer to do something more aggressive with the fleas or 2. They tell us we can move.

While they were fogging our house yesterday, we went to the zoo. The kids had a great time. They even had a bug exhibit which Andrew loved. Although I was retarded and forgot to bring extra batteries. So I think I have maybe 6 pictures and that's it. Oh well.

Last night we had major thunder and lightning storms. Every 10 seconds I saw a flash of lightning. It was so amazing to see and hear it. I didn't want to go to sleep, but my eyes gave in. And this morning in the news, I read that there was a tornado 150 miles south of us, that four people died, and it demolished an elementary school. That was weird. I've never been so close to one of those before. The only natural disaster I've ever had to deal with was earthquakes. I've had enough of those thank you. It was nice being in Germany when I didn't have to worry about that. It is just a very strange thing to have a tornado so close. I don't even know what to do if the tornado sirens go off. We have a basement, but its a scary place. It even has those storm doors, where they are slanted on the ground and extremely heavy. Being in Texas is so so different.

What is strange is that this morning the sun is out, I can't see any clouds in the sky yet, and it looks beautiful. So amazing.

This week Matt is off of school, and we are planning on going to Sea World. I know the kids will love it, and I'm pretty excited too. The last time I went was in sixth grade. I was in girl scouts, and we took the train down to San Diego. I think that was the first time I remember staying in a hotel. That was a big weekend for me. I remember sitting in the penguin exhibit in the nice cool air because it was so hot out. Hopefully it won't be so hot when we go.

If any of you do know what to do when the tornado sirens go off, let me know. I'm sure I need to do more than stand under a doorway, or get under my desk or table. (which is what you do when there is an earthquake just in case any of you didn't know.....)


nikko said...

You guys had the storms down there, too?

If the sirens go off, we turn on the news, if it's headed toward us, we get in the bathroom. Sometimes the sirens are county-wide, so they might be sounding near you when the possible tornado is 10 miles away. That's why we switch on the news.

Basically, what you want is an interior room with no windows. They also say to get in the tub and protect yourself with a mattress pulled over the top of you.

Of course, if you have a basement, then you just hid out there!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

OK, yes, they ARE indestructible. Or so it would seem. We've had them several times and it's miserable. We flea-bombed several times, as well... they're finally gone but every so often, a stray flea will pop on one of our arms. Ewwww!!!!

sippinghotchocolate said...

olivier has been checking the weather back there and told me about the tornado watch. for us when we were in austin and there was a tornado alert we were prepared to hang out in one of the bathrooms combined toilet. some place that didn't have windows (as nikko as already mentioned). it would be nice to have a basement but we found that many homes in texas don't have them (like how the home we lived in when we were in upstate new york).