A Week of Firsts

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  August 31, 2012 — 3 Comments

Well, Nick and I survived our first hurricane as real life property-owning grownups relatively unscathed. We didn’t even lose power. We did, however, have a tree break in a very inconvenient location. We slept downstairs in the guest room Tuesday night, so we’re not sure exactly when it happened. I walked upstairs sometime Wednesday afternoon and noticed lots of leaves peeking through the curtains. I seriously thought to myself, “Huh, that’s strange, I don’t remember there being a tree over there.” Haha! How dumb am I? I went and looked out the window and Duh! The whole top part of that tree was leaning over to the side. I’m glad we weren’t upstairs when it happened. I’m sure we would have been pretty freaked out, and it could easily have fallen towards the house instead of to the side.

Here’s a very sketchy iPhone pic of the situation from our neighbor’s yard.

We’ve had a tree service come out already and they’re gonna get ‘er done sometime over the next few days while we’re out of town (side note, I’m a much bigger fan of the phrase “get ‘er done” now that I know Larry the Cable Guy is a major philanthropist for hip dysplasia). It’s gonna cost almost $500, but Nick didn’t even bat an eye since the alternative would be him trying to tackle it on his own, which would probably result in an equally expensive visit to the hospital. And did you catch how I mentioned we’ll be out of town? That’s right, our flight was cancelled and rescheduled more times than we can count but we actually boarded a plane at 5:41 this morning. Here’s a photo we snapped at the gate. It’s Jack’s first flight! Doesn’t he look excited?


We’re sooooo excited to take Jack to meet a bunch of relatives and maybe even visit NYC while we’re up there. Hopefully traveling cross-country with a two-month old isn’t the death of me, especially since we are way too cheap for direct flights, haha.

Ps, although we got really lucky in this storm (REALLY lucky, our street was the only one in the neighborhood that didn’t lose power), my hometown of Slidell, LA along with many other cities and towns along the LA and MS coasts appear to have suffered extensive flooding. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


3 responses to A Week of Firsts

  1. I am so glad you made it through Isaac pretty much unscathed.Better to lose part of a tree now than when you didn’t expect it. It looks like it came very close to those windows. Wonderful, that you will still make the wedding.

    Jack looks very comfortable with his role of traveler. He is so very cute.

    I have had the whole Hamrick clan in my prayers. I am so glad all are ok even though some have no power.

  2. Yippee! So glad you”re on your way! Wish I could be there again…. have a blast, dance a few for me, and give all my cousins a big hug!

  3. Glad to hear you guys are doing well and safe! Have a great trip!

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