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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.

January 8, 2010


The temperature was 29 degrees this morning when we left for work.  29!!  Here in New Orleans!!  I mean, in the SOUTH, people!!  What is wrong with that picture?  And I can't help but wonder just how cold it would have been had we not been in the grips of this Global Warming thingy!!  It boggles the mind!

Had a great New Year.  H2F's parents, sister and cousin came to NOLA, arriving on her birthday.  They stayed a whole week, so we got to visit.  The only drawback was they insisted on cooking every night, and not just a little snack, either!  We had a roast beef dinner, a ham dinner, a turkey dinner, well... you get thte picture.  Great food, not so great for the midsection.

New Year's eve H2, H2F, sister, cousin, Big Boy, Big Boy's wife and little Big Boy and I walked up to the ferry landing to watch the fireworks.  It was a pretty perfect night, with no low lying cloud cover, so the fireworks display was really great!    The only downer was that apparently a 60 year old guy had just dropped dead up the street from us at around 10:30PM.  We had police cars, firetrucks and emergency vehicles flying by the house.  It wasn't until H2 arrived home from work and walked up the street that we found out what had happened.  Of course he had to announce to the neighbors (within earshot of me, of course) that, "A guy dropped dead.  But he was pretty old. He was 60."  Thanks, bud!!

And, if you want a chuckle, check out this story.


Blogger Hannah said...

It's all relative 'coz 60 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 40 so technically you are like 12-1/2.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Deacon Dean said...

Ummm, Yeah. But what did you think of the article?

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Major Dad said...

60! Thats ancient!!!! The dirt under my house is only 40.

luv ya

6:34 PM  

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