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Just Another Day In The Life

I know it’s been a while since I posted, and the few I’ve put up have been farther between than normal.  But life’s been rather hectic here this summer, and I’ve been either too down, or too busy to really keep up here.  Hence, a small blog-cation.

And boy, has there been a lot going on!

Of course, the longest-lasting story, is, of course, the flooding in my city.  It’s still going on, but the water levels have begun to drop slightly.  People are being allowed back in their homes, to assess damage, try to begin cleanups, or… salvage anything they can before the demolition begins.  There are a lot of homes here that will have to be torn down, as the local government is going to have to “mitigate” a portion of the lands in town to offset the possibility of future flooding, and build new, or larger dikes.  I’m lucky in that my house is on top of one of the 2 hills of Minot, so my house is safe.  OnlySon will be attending next year’s school at the local auditorium, as his school was completely inundated, but he still has his home.  YoungerDaughter’s school is up high enough on the southern hill that it wasn’t affected, so she will graduate next spring from her own school.  We are blessed.

I’ve been… *gasp*… dating someone for a little over a month now.  I’m taking my time.  He’s funny, sarcastic, and makes me feel good about myself.   I’m not sure, though, if we’re really right together, so I’m keeping my options open.  Time will tell.

BUT, the biggest news of the summer…… is concerning EldestDaughter.


Due in March, EldestDaughter is now baking up my first GRANDCHILD.



This means I’m gonna be a…..



Wow.  I’m still rather processing this fact.

EldestDaughter is also going to be getting MARRIED next summer, and she and her fiance’ have started telling everyone their news.  I had to wait till now to be able to share our news, since she wanted to tell all the family members in our area herself.  It almost killed me to keep my mouth shut about this, but I did it.  Phew.

I’ll be blogging more about this later, but I wanted to fill everyone in out there in the blogosphere on the major news of the summer so far.  It’s been pretty wild!

Hopefully, this will be the last of the major life-changing events for a while, and I can get back to just laughing about some of the little things.  Like OnlySon’s and my conversation about monkeys, kittens, and opposable thumbs.

But that’s a story for another day.


5 thoughts on “Just Another Day In The Life

  1. Sorry to hear about the flood. That’s awful. I’m glad y’all are safe and able to scratch your way to an internet connection.

    The moment you first find out you’re going to be a grandparent is an interesting one. Like I said on my blog, though, it doesn’t necessarily have to give away your age. “Yeah, I’m a grandpa. If you are super clever, you can now safely deduce I’m at least 18 years of age or older. Approximately. Yeah, I like to be mysterious that way and keep folks guessing.”

    Enjoy the dating.

    And grats on the upcoming wedding. It sure sounds like you’re keeping busy, alright. 🙂

    • LOL, Thanks, Tom. “Whirling Dervish” is about the speed my head has been set on for the last few weeks. I think maybe I need to start making lists of all the things coming up, that need to get done, that need planning, fixing, etc.

      As far as the grandparent thing goes? I guess it’s rather like getting broad-sided by a foam truck full of feathers. Startling in and of itself, and it seriously disrupts your view of your surroundings for a while, but once you get used to the idea, it’s kind of funny and fun to jump into. I just have to decide now what I’m gonna have the little ankle-biter call me!

    • Thanks, my friend! My eldest is getting really excited and nervous, all at the same time. I see this as a good sign that she can handle whatever pops up. Anticipation and caution, a good beginning to parenthood, I think.

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