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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

August 1, 2007


Although "Dan, the weather man" gave it a "5" on the "DARN" scale (Dan's Atmospheric Rating Number)due to 50% chance of showers or t'storms today, right now the sun is shining. I'm kicked back in my somewhat cushy chair at my desk in the "green room" (formerly H2's bedroom) trying to get some work done and watching the sunlight flit through the back door curtain. Seemed like a good time for an update.

Friday found Linda and I in Slidell visiting Keith and Chris, who we don't see nearly often enough. It was great to catch up on both our families over a sumptuous dinner that Chris had prepared. We didnt' realize how long it had been since we'd visited until we started taking stock... new kitchen, new front door, not one but TWO new dogs (formerly cats)!! WOW!!

We've started watching a new show on TNT. Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter. It's pretty interesting. She's a cop in Oklahoma, lost family in the OK City bombing, has lost any faith she might have had, lives a life of questionable virtue (opening scene is her having an affair with a married partner) and apparently God has sent an angel (Earl) who chews tobacco and wears biker clothing to let her know she's down to one last chance to turn her life around and come to God. Check it out. It's pretty good!

The Harry Potter hubbub has died down a bit. DIL2 has finished book 1 and started book 2. Linda is thinking about reading the series, and I have no update on DIL1 in this regard. Everyone seems to have liked book 7, although I'm getting mixed reviews about the last chapter.

Big J was on vacation for about 10 days in California. He continues to maintain perfect attendance at church, which is better than we can say for a lot of us!! Way to go J!!
Another gold star!!

H2 returned from his long weekend in Houston. He looks great! We missed him, but I know he needs time with H1/DIL1. When he got home he didn't have to drive through a mudhole to park this time. After a year and a half and several calls to "6 On Your Side" the Orleans Parish Sewer and Water Board sent out workers to repair the hole they had created in our driveway. They paved it on Thursday and Monday it was ready for use, just in time for H2's return!!

We (Linda, H1, DIL1, and me) are going to my niece Rachel's wedding in Toledo, Ohio in two weeks. We're looking forward to hopefully seeing most of the family there. This time we hope to see our nephew Bryan and his new bride and baby, as well! Family gatherings are way too few and far between!!

The leg seems to be once again on the mend as you can see if you've a mind to have a look.

And finally, as we wish for you all of God's blessings, how can you not LOVE this man!?!

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Blogger Hannah said...

That leg does look better. Good job Chia!

We were so glad to have H2 with us, good to hear he looked well when he got back (vs. last time, hehe).

We love ya and miss ya. Lots!!!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Wound looks clean and healing nicely. Who is on the bike?

11:40 PM  
Blogger Deacon Dean said...

That would be our Archbishop!

9:50 AM  

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