huh. Watching CNN’s coverage of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina is pretty sobering stuff. Families, homes, communities, lives have been washed away. It is estimated it may take months to clear the water from New Orleans. Mother Nature has been getting pretty nasty in recent years. It makes me wonder why people would take any additional risk by living in *known* earthquake, hurricane, tornado etc. zones. Ya, ya… love your home but seriously…if need be I could think of a half dozen places I would move to in Canada. It is disturbing to think they will rebuild New Orleans and really what is to stop this from happening again? I hope they manage.
The weekend got started quickly as we* left for Niagara shortly after work Friday. It was B.’s birthday weekend and we had plans for dinner at my parents Saturday. We left early so we could do some shopping etc. Saturday morning. And did we. B. got a bunch of clothes, I got two pairs of pants (I must have tried on about twenty pairs… funny how inaccurate the sizes are at Old Navy so I ended up getting pants for American Eagle 😛 ) and of course some popcorn form Kernals. I was pretty zonked by the end of shopping.
I got B. some jewelry (it is my experience that in spite of the thought sometimes this backfires and I had though it did) but B. did like the jewelry it just needed some re-sizing. So… we called the jeweler up (who lives in St.Catharines, near Brock) and were going to make a quick stop in to make some changes to her necklace. Phew, as if. We left three hours later… funny how time flies when you start chatting with interesting people. I was even able to have a nerdgasm while there as the Jeweler’s son is a bit of a geek and built his first computer. Sniff! Sunday B. did some field work with the dog and I did some coding work and took some badly needed downtime. A good weekend.
* we, unless otherwise mentioned is me. B. and Tanga. The puppy goes pretty much everywhere with us now.