Several big thunderstorms passed through while we were away. Our house has fared really well but some of the sheds have lost some sheeting and there are trees down everywhere. We went for a drive today and discovered that one of our water tanks had blown off its base and landed smack in the middle of a dam. I guess it saves on plumbing in a way. I am not going to complain too loudly though, as some of our friends lost most of the roof from their 100 year old homestead.... Another friend lost every plant in her garden.
I now have the enviable task of getting out my permanent marker and labeling every pencil, crayon and glue stick required for Farmboy to officially enter Year 2. I gave up on pre-printed labels years ago and now just get busy with an Artliner....
Farmgirl is starting Kindergarten and she has a new school bag which she is taking everywhere. She fills it up with her new lunch box and various snacks. Whenever she gets hungry she just sits down and has "some lunch". Her first day of kindy isn't til Friday so I am hoping she doesn't peak too early in the excitement stakes. As a veteran of the school process, Farmboy is less excited and more laid back. He hasn't even looked at his new school gear but is spending the day getting as much X-box time as possible. (He has been living a low tech life at The Beach House - don't feel too sorry for him though, he went swimming and fishing daily....) Once school goes back he will be rationed to restricted hours on the weekend only. So he has a brief window of X-box access and he is making the most of it.
In other news, Herbie The Wonder Puppy has settled in. He is spoilt rotten and growing like a little mushroom. He is a gorgeous little dog and The Farmer and I fight over who gets to cuddle him in front of the TV each evening. There is something very comforting about having a sleeping puppy on your lap.
He is also very handsome and knows it. Look at him posing on the lawn.
Here he is doing his best "Blue Steel".
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Good luck if you have small people in your house that are heading back to school!