Has anyone seen the years 2001, 2002, 2003… 2008? I was thinking back on time, and I’m not sure I remember much about those years. I remember getting married, having Emma, and Tanner, but the rest seems to be a blur. I remember certain events, but they seem to be just isolated event, and I’m not sure I could even put a year to them. Someone tell me that it’s just because I have little kids and that time will return to a more reasonable pace soon…
OK, enough of that. I’m trying to get ready for a camping trip. We are going to Hope Valley with some friends, they all have R.V.’s so we will pitch our tent in the shadow of their R.V.’s and try not to feel like losers. To be fair there will be a few families in tents, so we wont be the only ones, but I’m sure when I hear their potty flush there will be a moment of jealousy. When camping with friends in the past, I was jealous in the middle of the night when I would hear their heater kick on, and I’m awake and freezing, so this year I broke down and bought a tent heater.
We’ve had a little bit of a hot streak the last couple of weeks, but a low front is moving in and it snowed over Mt.Rose last night. We’re suppose to have highs in the low 60’s in Hope Valley this weekend with high chance of rain, I was hoping when I told the kids about the rain that they’d say, lets not go… but they thought that sounded like even more fun, so wish us luck, with rain, lows in the 30’s and us in a tent with a 2X4 over a hole potty. Anyone want to join me for a nice hotel in San Fran instead? I’ll post pictures on Monday, if we survive.
Tuesday night I was telling Danny that I wanted to live in a place that had lots of thunder and lightening storm, and of course rains a lot, doesn’t get too hot, or too cold. He laughed at me and told me to contact a real estate agent and see if such a place exists. We often go months without any kind of moisture here, we have lovely lightening storm that start fires but it never rains with the storms. Well later that night, almost in a mocking fashion to my earlier statements, the skies opened up and produced a storm that we haven’t seen here in the 10 years that we have lived in Nevada. The lightening was hitting so close that the entire house was shaking, we couldn’t count past two from seeing the flash to the sound of the thunder. Then the rain came, rain like we have never seen. Everything was soaked the gutters were over flowing, the front yard was flooding, it was amazing. I loved every moment of the storm, the kids all came and climbed in bed with us talk about spectacular. It’s been rainy and cool ever since, and I guess I got my answer without calling a real estate agent. I need to learn to find happiness in the place that I am, the grass seems to always be greener elsewhere, but our grass is pretty green, and I’m happy.