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Thursday Update: 06/12/08

I worked from home again today. Things were getting a little bit scary downtown Des Moines yesterday with streets starting to back up from the sewer drains. I was a little worried about traffic issues, so I ducked out of work a little early and brought my stuff home to finish the day. Thankfully the flooding was brought back under control and things now seem stable back downtown, for now. Since I had my laptop and work with me today, I just decided to stay put again. It’s so nice to have the option to work from here and just avoid any potential hoo-ha downtown!! With all the crazy weather that’s been happening in the Midwest, I just pray that things start to settle down soon. So many people are affected, we are so lucky to have this solid new house. Even though, I run downstairs pretty often in these heavy downpours, just to be sure things are ok. Thankfully, we have been fine. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much and are dealing with the devastating floods and tornados.

Last night we headed up to Ames to meet up with friends to check out the Hot Rod Power Tour as it rolled in to town. Every since I’ve known Matt, he’s always read Hot Rod magazine and dreamed about being part of the tour, so we decided we’d definitely have to head up there to check it out. Well, unfortunately, by the time we met up with Blake and Amy and ate supper and made our way over there…most of the cars had left or were in the process of leaving. We didn’t realize we should have gone over there MUCH earlier! We were able to see a few nice cars, and a few which made us smile…like a woody station wagon which looked JUST like Clark W. Griswold’s car…and we just enjoyed some time out with our friends. We were able to swing by and pick up a t-shirt for Matt too…just as they were closing up shop. It was a fun evening, and a nice break from all the worry over the weather.

Today is sunny and cooler, and I’m hoping it will stay dry all day. We’ve got a pretty quiet weekend ahead, without much planned which will be SO nice! I’m not sure what we’ll do with our first free Saturday together here! I’m sure there are a few projects we could work on…or not…we’ll see!

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