It’s a holiday weekend, at least here in the states. I sent off a project to my agent during the week and have actual time off!
It’s not quite working out as I planned since the weather, which has been really nice all summer, suddenly got cranky. The days just got weirder and weirder with thunder storms and flash floods. But Southern California rarely has any REAL weather so hubby and I figured we were safe planning a small pool party on Sunday.
Sunday morning arrives and I was running around doing my usual craziness…
Why do I clean when the house is going to be filled with kids? That has to be a special kind of insanity, don’t you think?
Anyway, I just finished cleaning when a sudden roar stunned hubby and me. Then the house jolted and I grabbed onto the nearest wall.
It was a big jolt but over quickly.
And then we’re back on track. Except outside, thunder clouds are starting to appear in the distance. Okay, no problem, we estimate the kids will get a couple hours of swimming in.
But our company comes a bit later than we planned.
No problem, we hurry through everyone into the pool!
The power goes out. It’s over 100 degrees and no air condition. I shrug it off and join our guests in the pool.
Ten minutes later, the clouds roll in, thunder booms and five minutes later rain starts.
Then it POURS!
It was actually pretty funny. We pile into the house and dry off. On the up side, the power has come bck on. We decide to order pizza, let the kids eat then we’ll go back into the pool when the storm blows out.
Small problem–the pizza parlor is flooded. They can’t cook pizza.
By now, we’re all laughing. Hubby finds another pizza place that is dry, orders the pizza and we send the two older boys into the wilds to bring home the pizza.
The high winds have swept every possible leaf and debris into the pool. We can’t go back in until we totally clean it. You know, the day didn’t turn out like we planned, but the kids enjoyed watching the driving rain storm, we all spent time together and it’s an interesting memory.
How about you all? Any plans for Labor Day? Did you do anything fun over the weekend?
P.S. Don’t tell Karin about the brownies and ice cream I had!