bye Harvey

Sometimes I think it takes a big catastrophe to see the bigger picture.  Bagging up as much as I can to donate, my city is so great with the amount of help we are giving each other.  We are all personally hurt from Harvey, but we can’t just stand still and watch.  I’m just ready for my city of over 6 million to not be a ghost town any longer, yesterday we pumped out over 100 gallons of water out of our garage, im ready to pull flooring out and replace everything that needs to be replaced.  I’m so glad the sun is out, a new day has begun and hopefully we can begin to put this all behind us as we will be displaced for some time.

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Flood water keeps a rollin man it’s about to drive poor me insane

It’s flooding down in Texas and we are hurting bad.  We had water in every room of our house, basically trapped in a water filled city.  In less than 48 hours we had more water than some states have jn a whole year, and the rain hasn’t stopped and isn’t due to stop for days:  pray for Texas y’all we are hurting!

Cat scratch fever

I think my favorite sound currently is the cats running around chasing each other on the hardwood floor, it is the cutest thing ever.  The little kitten is soooo sweet, she loves the older one and she loves to cuddle.  They are the perfect shades of contrasting colors, and nap and play all day…it is adorable.

I hate the beach, but I stand in California with my toes in the sand

The thing about letting go, is it’s a slow process.  Very slow in fact, sometimes you crawl, sometimes you break, but you always keep attempting to move forward.  Easier said than done, when you are trying to explain it to someone hurting but it is what it is.

Today was our rededication of the sanctuary/114th anniversary of the church, it was pretty neat, and one of the congresswomen were there, as well as some of the firefighters that responded to the fire a few years ago, that caused us to meet in the fellowship hall for a few years before renovations finished up.  The sanctuary is beautiful, and we had a big crowd show up, so that was nice.

I finally booked my car for my California excursion!  I saw this really Amber themed Airbnb about halfway between San Diego and San Francisco that I’m thinking of getting for my first night, it’s really neat looking and beach access is fairly close, as well as caves!  I’m getting pretty EXCITED!  It’s right off the PCH, which makes it an easy pull over, sleep and get back on down the road to my trip to Glass Beach!  I still need to get over to Best Buy and get me a GoPro, if I don’t get one, at least a new lens for my camera.

Prime Day is tomorrow and I’m going to score me something to carry my longboard on the plane with.  It’s so close I can smell my vacation, smells like salt water and relaxation, can you smell relaxation though?  Hoping to do a little sourcing as well, but I’m taking the scenic route down the coast, not sure how many thrift shops I’ll find.

Californiaaaaa here we commmeeeee

I can’t decide if I want to rent a car for my entire California trip, or just when I’m not working.  I may have to reinstall my facebook to uber, which would be the only reason for me to rent while I’m working.  Where I am staying is only about a ten minute walk from where I’ll be working, but I think I’ll bring my longboard as well, so I don’t see myself needing transportation at all except to get to the hotel from the airport.  Gah!

A target that I’m probably gonna miss

River tomorrow, I was on TV Monday, I had a couple dates this week, and my phone decided to delete every single text message I have, except for the ones sent today.  It’s been a good week!  The store has cleared its first grand today, and I made the biggest flip to date.  We may have cleared a grand sooner, but we only get evaluated every 30 days.  The big flip though, I turned a 9 dollar purchase into 100 bucks and I have one more of those coats to list still.  BOOM!   Easy money! Business is booming, and everything that is sold is going toward my California trip.  Every single number I don’t have saved in my phonebook is gone, and I’m okay with that.  If I should have had someones number, then I should have saved the phone number…whoops.  I hit the gym 5 days this week, and I even went to my gym tonight to straighten things out, my account had the wrong card attached since my card was compromised back awhile ago, but it turns out I had already updated it, it’s just funner to work out with my sister instead of by myself.  Im averaging about 3/4 days a week being completely vegan, and I’ve probably messed up a total of 5 times in the last 2 1/2 weeks which is bad but good.  The hardest thing is trying to think of what I can eat, what will taste good.  5 will come early tomorrow morning so goodnight lovely readers!  I’ll post a pic of us on Great Day Houston, on my next post!