Tag: thunderstorms

Ventriloquist Cricket

Have you ever seen the Breaking Bad episode titled “Fly”? If so, you have a pretty good idea how my day went at work on Monday. To summarize briefly, “Fly” involves Walt White’s failed attempt to catch a fly that is buzzing around the…

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 5

When I headed out the door for my morning walk at 5:30 today, the temperature was 70º. Yesterday, it was 51º at that hour. Quite a difference, eh? Wednesday I wore long pants and a hoodie, Thursday it was shorts and a t-shirt. It…

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 3

Yesterday evening, after I’d thoroughly watered the garden and outdoor plants, I successfully predicted the future. Naturally, I’m sure it will start pouring any second now, I blogged. Naturally, it did. And was accompanied by such an incredible display of lightning, the kids across…

This Old Sardine Can

I hope you’re enjoying your three-day weekend! Unless you’re reading this in a country that doesn’t celebrate Memorial Day. In which case…happy just-Monday. It’s been a busy few days. Knowing we were tackling a major project, I wanted to ease into the weekend, so…

Nature’s Fireworks FTW

Four more days until we move in! Really though, we’ve pretty much been living in the house since last Wednesday. We go home to sleep and feed Sydney; otherwise, we are here. As is most of our stuff. The apartment is looking pretty barren…

In-tents Weekend

Wow. It’s June now. Meaning we are rapidly approaching our one-year anniversary in South Dakota. Yet, living here still feels like a novelty. I have no idea how that is possible. It’s going to be a pretty busy but exciting week for us. We…

Week One Done

My first “week” at the new job is now in the can and I am loving every minute of it! I put week in parentheses because it was actually three days, but starting on a Wednesday had its perks. Namely the preceding long weekend….

Literally Greener

Saturday afternoon, I was jolted from a peaceful reverie by the blaring wail of a warning siren. I raced to the window, looking for the source of the ear-splitting racket, convinced I’d see either an approaching tornado or an incoming ICBM, but the sky…

Sensory Overload

We have done so much exploring the past week, I’m experiencing sensory overload. In the best way possible. When I last updated, we were about to head out into the Black Hills to check out Sheridan Lake, despite the fact that a Severe Thunderstorm…

I Don’t Give a Damn for the Same Old Played Out Scenes

I’m sitting in our apartment on a rainy, cool Saturday afternoon in Rapid City, listening to records and enjoying a Fernson tart ale. Our friend Heidi commented that it’s funny we had to move to South Dakota in order to experience rain. No kidding!…