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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

The Results of Rita

Well, what a relief! I know other places did get pounded by Rita, but it turned out to be a non-event for us. Today has been Hurricane Cleaning Day (like Spring Cleaning but hotter). The house was pretty much torn apart from our preparations, so we just decided to clean all those places that usually don't see the light of day before we put all the furniture back. Man, did I vacuum up a lot of cat hair. We had a couple of power flickers early this morning, but it was not out for more than a minute either time. If we hadn't known that a hurricane had gone through, we'd have thought we just had a nice thunderstorm.

The morning survey yielded one small twig attacking my car and one shingle definitely out of place. There were a couple of hibisus flowers on the ground, and a lot of leaves from the yellow-flower tree out front. The east-side cypress got tangled up in the crepe myrtle. Lots of leaves in the gutters of the road. It was still blustery, although very comfortable temperature-wise, outside this morning, but it's already hot again now.

And that's all there was to Rita here in our corner of Montrose....

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