Monday, September 1, 2008

TRIP PLANNING, DENTAL WORK AND HURRICANES

I know, I barely post once a week and this week I am late! It had been a busy and unusual week on all levels.

Cheryl and I have been planning a trip to South Carolina to attend a family reunion and visit with her sister. We are planning on leaving on the 11th of September and returning on the 20th. We were going to take the travel trailer, but Cheryl's sister really wants us to stay with her so they can spend every minute together. They will probably sit up late at night talking and giggling like little girls!

Amidst all the trip planning, Thursday rolls around and I had the much dreaded dental work that was scheduled. It involved a lot of scary things like needles, noisy grinding and cutting type tools, more needles, a lot of gause and disgusting stuff that I will not talk about here. Anyway as of today, I can just now talk and eat normal, oh and I still have a smile .... :)

So, I am home Friday, trying to recuperate and I keep getting calls from work! It seems that because of Hurricane Gustav, FEMA is setting up a center of operations at Barksdale AFB and it seems that no one but poor old Don is capable of organizing the logistics of getting them set up! I kept receiving calls all weekend, the last call was to notify me that although the base will be closed tomorrow (except for mission essential personnel) due to the hurricane headed straight for us here in Shreveport, I need to come in anyway. All of a sudden I am mission essential personnel, not essential enough for a promotion, just enough to have to head into work through high winds and flooding rains! I am not bitter, I just think it is ironic.... :)

It is now about 7:20pm on Monday night and I am sitting in my recliner and watching the weather channel on tv, while at the same time looking at the increasing winds and clouds out my back window. I think we are going to get wet! I just pray there are no tornados. I will try to post again soon to let everyone know how this plays out. Till then, happy trails...............

4 comments:

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Hi Doncat, I hope you don't get too much wind and rain from the storm.
Gee, you didn't know that you were so essential, did you ?
Happy Trails, Penny, TX

Jim and Dee said...

That's always the case. You're important when you're needed then brushed aside when all the work is done. Be careful and we'll be thinking of you.
Dee

Joe and Sherri said...

Welcome back we all missed you

Joe and Sherri

Debbie and Rod said...

Good luck you guys and stay safe!

Debbie