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||[Jun. 2nd, 2005|08:28 pm]
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I hate running on, or should I say running out of, battery power. I'm not fast enough for this.
My stomach seems to have settled down. G's having sleepovers by the ton. One night a big storm seemed imminent, so three of us crowded in the truck. Then the worst of the storm missed us. But it was ok.
A landmark restaurant in Austin , the Oasis, was struck by lightning later that night. It burned to the ground. It was the same storm that I felt was bad enough to pull the boys from the tent. I'm glad I did.
Wow..bad news about the oasis. I´m glad all of you made it throught the storm ok. Email me and let me know how everything has been going.
2005-06-03 12:40 pm (UTC)
this is a really serious situation
Weather is spooky out there in Tx. I guess all over the west. I was traumatized by a storm when we were camping in the Badlands one time. I spent the whole night crying in the front seat while the kids slept happily in the back, lulled to sleep by the insane-wind cradle-rocking of the car. I thought we were going to die. But of course we didn't. You have a better attitude. If I saw those clouds that you use for your background here, I would dig a cellar under my tent. It would take me three minutes. I even thought of living in the desert so I wouldn't have to worry about the rain. (This is a DIRECT RESULT of owning a home.) But then I visited Palm Springs after a little rainstorm. It was beautiful and hilarious. The air smelled like the best, most complex herb tea you can imagine, and everyone was freaking out because they apparently didn't put too much effort into their municipal drainage system. As a result, all of their weirdly named streets were flooded. "You can't even get to Dinah Shore because Bob Hope and Mitzi Gaynor are both totally underwater!" (I forget the real names of the streets, but they're something like that.) So forget moving to the desert. Keep that little G safe, and yourself too, and forget about moving to Palm Springs.
2005-06-03 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: this is a really serious situation
I was trying to get Carol to invest in some property in California. Sitting on a hillside overlooking the ocean. A spectacular view whether you are on top of the hill in the morning or on the bottom at the end of the rain.
Pobres. Many had their fortune tied up in the property. Now, there is no house nor lot. Just a landslide.
My good friend Hugh Forrest has a house near the Oasis. His comment about this was:
Great to hear from you and yes, it's true the Oasis burned up! I didn't see it -it was early in the morning but the pictures looked pretty spectacular. I went out there yesterday afternoon and it didn't look like much at all! They had already cleaned up quite a bit and the owner says he's going to open up at the Starlight Terrace which is just to the right of the main building, and he will rebuild. So.... prob. by the time you get back there will be a bigger and better Oasis