Sunday, July 27, 2008

With Striking Contradiction

The storms in NH seem to get progressively worse year after year.  This past Thursday, a tornado ripped through parts of the state leaving 11 towns in a state of emergency, one person dead and dozens injured.  One town that was affected, Ossipee, is a mere five minutes from my grampa's house.  When we called to see if he was okay, we found him sitting on his breeze way drinking tea and watching the storm pass by.  His thoughts are, that at 92 years old, if his house goes ~ he's going with it.

But thank God, he was fine as was his little old house in Union, NH. 


I wrote of spring in my previous entry, because I had started the painting that accompanied it at that time, and it still seemed fitting.  I wrote the poem this morning, as another storm passed by and the sun began to peek out from behind the dark clouds.  One thing you can never quite count on in NH is nature's consistency!

Things have been incredibly busy and I've unintentionally neglected many journal friends over the past few weeks.  As it so happens, I'm between chores at the moment and have to head out in about two.  I will try to visit you all in the days to come.  I have a new job that I'll be starting tomorrow, one that will enable me to keep my job at school and still continue working there part time on the weekends throughout the year. 

Hope all is well with each and every one of you.  And that many happy summer memories are being made.



siennastarr said...

One thing you can depend on is Mother Nature.  She does as she pleases, when she pleases.  I'm glad your grandpa was okay.  Bless his heart, I don't blame him for thinking like he does.  

As a matter of fact, I am making many awesome memories this summer.  Lots of things changing.. lots going on.. and lots to be thankful for!

Much love

nhd106 said...

Yes, the weather, even here has been a series of "striking contradictions"....a bit like my moods it
Your grandpa sounds so darn cute....I just love his attitude.    
Talk soon.
Love ya,

buckoclown said...

Hope your new job is everything you expect :o)

rdautumnsage said...

Ahhh...this summer has been a contradictory of sorts. The weather has had it's moments, yesterday evening it hailed for a good 5 min. It was rather awesome to see this force of nature.

I hope I have the same attitude as your grandfather at his age. He sounds like such a gentle soul. I loved the painting and poetry in your previous entry hon. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul. Keeping you in my thoughts dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

lifes2odd said...

Best of luck in the new job! I just went back to work Friday -- torture after a great summer break. Luckily. I like my job, it's just a matter of readjusting to no longer having that freedom.
I'm so glad your Grandpa was ok!
Hugs, Martha :-)

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radar446 said...

The storms seem to be much worse this year than in years past.  They are more frequent and more violent it seems.  I know you are excited about the new job...I hope it goes well for you.


mleighin21st said...

Glad to hear you're all okay.  Congratulations on your new job.  Good luck tomorrow.  
                                                                                        :)  Leigh

rbrown6172 said...

so glad that you and your grandfather made it safe through the storms.

queeniemart said...

congrats on your new job and i am so glad your grandpa is ok and you are too!

geminiwilder said...

oh chelle, those pictures! how awful! i had no idea that was happening in NH - i have not watched tv in weeks! i guess i'm kind of in my own little bubble here. glad grandpa is ok.

good to read that your daughter is talking to you, and you have a part time job too? that's great. i need something, sigh. don't know what to do...

love ya., phin

helmswondermom said...

So much destruction!  I'm so glad that your grandfather is okay.  Hope the new job works out well.  I look forward to seeing more posts from you.

dbdacoba said...

That is some scary video.  I am so happy that the monster didn't touch down in your life.   D

chat2missie said...

I never got an alert for this entry. I'm glad I'm going thru all the journals I read.  I'm so glad your grandfather is okay.