Thursday, September 25, 2008

Still insane after all these years




My backyard Jacuzzi before Hurricane Ike ... and the day after.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I am accountable to those around me AND myself

for the challenges I face every day -- usually, they differ from day to day which help keeps life fresh

that those challenges offer growth

for a continuing awareness of my character defects

that I am so lucky in just about every aspect of my life

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
-Abraham Lincoln

14 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Dave. I'm tired of all the "Ike Piles" all over my neighborhood.
I'm glad your new diggs did not get damaged.

AlkySeltzer said...

Always have I liked that Lincoln guy, whoever he is...

Chop, saw,
Cut and haul.
Only way to
Get rid of it all.

Been there, etc. I sure don't need to tell you for what to be grateful, you tell ME every day, dAAve. Thanks!

Mary Christine said...

Is your Jacuzzi OK? Looks like maybe it was just covered with tree debris?

indistinct said...

Reminds me of the time I was sitting in my hot tub during a winter wind storm. I was having fun watching the trees dancing around when a particularly violent blast of wind pushed over a tree, I thought it was coming right at me.I was going to have to duck into the water, right at the edge so as to have some protection from the tree. At the last second, I realized it was gonna miss me. I don't think I have ever felt so scared. I was glad I was in the hot tub, no one could tell I pissed my self. Wind and trees, a bad combination.

Glad your okay. And now with all the shrubbery around your tub, it's gonna feel very green in there.

Scott W said...

We drove through Memorial yesterday. It was sad to see so many giant, beautiful trees cut up into logs on the sides of streets.

Trailboss said...

That looks kinda like my road did after we got it in Kansas.

Patty said...

Glad for you that there just a mess and any real damage. A jacuzzi might be considered a distant cousin of Ike? Loved the Abe quote!

~ Tabitha ~ said...

What do you mean you are accountable for those around you?
Like who you choose to hang out with?

dAAve said...

Tabitha -- just a point of clairfication...

I said I am accountable TO those around me, not FOR them.

Lou said...

I like checking out other people's houses (& yards). Too bad about the hot tub, as we call them up North, but hopefully after some clean up, you can hop back in.

Bill said...

Rats. I thought Dave was going to be accountable for my actions. I guess that's not how it works.

J-Online said...

I am glad you are OK, back in town, and have your power back on. Take Care

Syd said...

Dave, It looks like the jacuzzi needs a blower put on it. It may be good as new. I'm glad that the storms are just about over. It's getting to be too cool here for hurricanes now. I'm grateful for getting through another year without a close encounter with one.

Zanejabbers said...

Hi. See ya at 10 AM.