Monday, May 18, 2009

Graduation, Fire, and Babysitting

Man what a week or so it seems. On Wednesday I of course came home from college. So glad to be home and near Stephen rather then an hour and a half. On Wednesday we finished packing up my room and then headed out. Thanks to Stephen, Katelyn, Darren, and my mom to helping. On the way home Stephen and Mom stopped by to get Wendy's for lunch which we ran into some torando chasers there. If you don't know me very well then you don't know that I love torandos. Sure enough that night we had some nasty storms some of which created a torando down by my school. On Thursday, I was woken up with a phone call from a certain friend who needs to learn how to sleep in. Really nine o'clock is still early. We though went out shopping just the two of us. I only get to see her on breaks which sometimes is generally not enough time with her. Sarah and I bought some really nice perfume and then I bought a skirt. Later that day Stephen came over and did laundry at the house and cooked me dinner. I hate cooking and he loves it. Then I went and babysat Mike and Elyse's three kids. Of course they were already in bed so I just chilled until Elyse came home from work.
On Friday. I took my seventy-two hour kit with me when I went to babysit again for Mike and Elyse (I think they like it when I am home). Because I heard some nasty storms were coming in that might produce torandos. I took my kit in case I might need it since I was babysitting a four year old, a three year old, and a one year old. Stephen arrived later with subway for the two of us and we sat down just to chill with the kids. Finally the kids are warming up to Stephen. Even Kenna is getting used to him where she was giving him high fives. Once the kids were in bed it wasn't long before Mike and Elyse came home from Joe (Mike's brother) college graduation. It wasn't even two minutes after they walked in that Stephen got a phone call from his mother saying that their house was on fire. We rushed over to the house to see the street blocked by fire trucks, and everything else. Stephen ran to meet up with his mom and I sat and chilled with my mom. My only thing was being there for Stephen because he grew up in this house. It turned out to be just confined to the attic. Which meant that they get a new roof. Lightening hit the house and sit in a flame. The next day I got to see the damage and it was pretty bad but it could been in a lot worse. There were lovely holes in the celing where you can see the sky in parts. Stephen's sister's room had some major holes and her stuff was covered in celing stuff. The bathroom was a disaster and looked like it got caught on fire. The office had a hole where you could see the sky and that's the room where I'll be living in July. But all in all it wasn't too bad. They are estamting that it won't be done before the wedding which sucks but it happens. But insurence is going to cover it all.
On Sunday we watched Stephen's sister walk across stage and graduate high school. It's amazing experience to get to walk across stage. Congrats Jo on your graduation. You deserve it.

P.S. Some pictures of the house.

1 comment:

Stealth Blue said...

I am glad to hear that the insurance is going to cover it. I heard about the lightning strike the other day. I hope everything is going well.