What Happens If Your Home Floods?

You may live somewhere that flooding seems very unlikely. If that’s the case, you may be wondering what happens in a flood. If your home or business floods from rising water (and not from a burst pipe or something similar) your home is not covered by your regular homeowner’s insurance. In order to have your house covered by insurance, you …

Historic Louisiana Flooding

It’s not that we aren’t used to water. We have water everywhere. It’s that we’ve simply never (at least in 100 years) seen this much water before. How much water have we had? Most of the affected area (roughly between Hammond to Lafayette or from Interstate 55 to Interstate 49) had over 2 feet of rainfall in a short period …

It Will Never Let You Down

I love working outside in the yard, but I don’t always have the time I need to do it. Last Friday evening was one of those times. I was working hard with my weed eater (it’s really not a Weed Eater brand, but you get the idea). Even though it was late in the afternoon the temperature was still high …

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today is my mother’s 87th birthday. I had the chance to visit with her yesterday. We had a great time. Everyone wants to know how she’s doing. She had a little scare in June that sent us hurrying home to check on her, but she has recovered nicely and is doing well. For the most part, she really doesn’t have …

Living on the Treadmill

Recently, I’ve been thinking about comedy routines. You may have seen yesterday’s post about “Larry, Darryl, and Darryl.” You can read it here. The two iconic comedy routines that come to my mind are “Who’s On First?” by Abbott and Costello and that hilarious routine from I love Lucy about the candy factory. You can watch it here. What makes …

“I Think I’ll Run Away”

I have grandchildren home with us this week–eight and four years old and we’re having a ball. Each night I get to read books. Last night I read “A Baby Sister for Frances.” It’s a delightful book about the big sister, Frances, who is feeling a little bit left out. Everything comes to a head when she gets up in …

I Have Tools!

This week we are enjoying having our out-of-town grandchildren and their parents with us. Reagan is eight and all girl. Luke is four and all boy. They are both all fun. Last week I face timed with them and talked about what we would do special this week. I discussed what I’m doing around the house and told them that …

Can You Live Unplugged?

From 6 PM Monday until Tuesday noon I alternated intense feelings. I went from panic to ecstasy and relaxation. I was amazed at the alternating deep emotions. All these emotions were caused by the same event. My cell phone had been either lost or stolen. I didn’t know which one. As I tried to piece the events and my tracks …

I Need Days Like This

I’m writing (actually dictating) this sitting on the front porch of my house after a strenuous time of working in the yard on the Fourth of July. I’ve decided that I really like working around my house. I’ve always liked physical exercise, probably because that’s the way I grew up and because I don’t get much opportunity for physical exercise …

It’s Always Time to Give Thanks

Yesterday blogger Jim Denison commented on the death of actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin “played Pavel Chekhov in the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ film series. He and his family emigrated from Russia seeking political asylum when he was just six months old. Anton began acting at the age of nine. With critical acclaim for his work in the “Star Wars” series, his …