This story began on Sunday, Sept. 14th with a wind storm created from Ike. We lost power (but did have generator that kept the refrigerators running and the fans). Little did we know that it would be 9 days before the lights and air conditioning came on again! We were also blessed with mild weather and the evenings were delightful. Needless to say we were glad to see the trucks coming on Tuesday the 23rd to fix the power lines and get us back on line again. As I was talking with my daughter on Tuesday afternoon the lights blinked and we were up and running. Both of us were shouting with joy!!!
The outages were around 330,000 and they were working on the last 6,000 on Tuesday. Yeah!!!
Bill and I are on a 10 day trip to Easley, SC and Atlanta, GA visiting 2 of our children and their families (7 of our 11 grandchildren!!!). Actually we have 3 of our Louisville grandchildren with us on this trip and we are all having a ball! Our oldest granddaughter Ann (daughter of our son Bill) is becoming quite the photographer. We had a wonderful visit with them and now we are in Atlanta visiting our daughter Anna and her family.
Happy Birthday Kim! Our first born...wow! I love celebrating all my children's birthdays...each one is so special, but Kim was the first. She's a wonderful daughter, wife, mother of 4 and has a heart that belongs to the Lord. I'm smiling as I write these words.
Today I was off from work and the day has been beautiful. Not just the weather but how I spent my day. Time with the Lord, time with my daughter Kim (and granddaughter Alexandria) and ended the day spending time with my husband and best friend Bill. It has truly been a tranquil day.
Note: this is one of the suncatchers that was designed from photos that our daughter Anna had taken. She gave us this before we moved to Kentucky.
Meet "Roxy". She's a Lab mix and she loves her life at the Shrout home. Sarah (13) feeds, bathes and brushes her all the time (well, most of the time!). They brought her back from North Carolina about 4 years ago and she rules the backyard now. The funniest thing about Roxy is since we have moved here she has fallen in love with Bill. She follows him everywhere (literally on his heels) and even though he acts like it bothers him sometimes...he really enjoys her a lot!
Okay, I was somewhat desperate tonight looking for something black and there was Kim sitting in a chair holding her iPhone. All the feet (her family) were taken at the beach during spring break this year. Anna and her family were there too and we made some wonderful memories together.