Jul. 5th, 2013 04:37 am
hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (Default)
I can't recall what we did for July 4th last year. I suspect the answer is nothing. We probably tried to make plans, but ended up doing nothing.

This year, we did stuff. It was good.

At 9;00, in Edmond, which is half an hour or so north of us, we did the LibertyFest parade. It was a 1 1/2 hour parade of.. god, everything. Local Police and Fire crews. Local high schools. Local businesses. Even one of the local sports teams joined in. It really was a good time.

Then we came home, exhausted, and we ALL Napped.

Got up, puttered, and then we went outsides for our night time performance. There was no way boy was going up for fireworks, so we'd bought party poppers and snaps and we went outside and had a good time playing with those. We even let R pop some of both, with our supervision (and a lot of "No, you can't put your hand over THAT end of the popper.")

We also made a special holiday dinner: steak, garlic mashed potatoes and garlic apple tarts.

All in all, it was a really good day. We actually DID something for the holiday and it was good!


Day Four

May. 21st, 2013 01:21 pm
hkellick: The Oklahoma City Skyline (OKC)
We were scheduled to have three days of violent weather down here, but it appears to be stretching into a fourth day. Hopefully, no tornadoes, but there's at least been hail today.

To be honest, the tornado in Moore has scared us both really badly, and reminded us both how much we want to get the hell out of Okie City. Even though tornadoes do tend to skirt the area where we live, heading north towards Edmond or south towards Moore and Norman.

For the record, K and I live in NW Oklahoma City, well north of Moore. We are safe. The tornadoes generally go north or south of where we work and live.

I ended up at Ohio again this week, to discuss the same old project. With me was M, a coworker, and S, the Engineering Lead from Pittsburgh. The conversation of trying to get more help in Pittsburgh came up and I DID reiterate that I was very interested in moving north. S sounded interested in me. I hope it comes through. Even if we don't get any help moving north, it's, in some ways, a better situation for me.

The rest of the week is supposed to be unsettled. There's a good chance for more bad weather. I'm HOPING there's also a good chance that S will start following through in trying to get me to Pittsburgh. I guess I'll check in next week to see...
hkellick: The Oklahoma City Skyline (OKC)
The heat here has been so freaking awful. We've been under head advisory all weekend, extending through today, though the week doesn't look any better. High in the 100s all week.

We've tried to play it smart, and safe. We've taken to doing nearly everything that requires heat off until the morning hours: Cooking, Running the Dryer, etc. but sleeping is.. difficult. It is literally too warm to sleep. Even with the A/C (not that the A/C works great, stupid apartment), three box fans and all the ceiling fans on...

Realistically, I know that the ceilings are just moving the hot air around the small apartment and the A/C can't keep up...but moving air is still better than stagnant air.

Still.. I'm exhausted. I went to bed at a reasonable time, but I can't stay asleep because I wake up, sweating, overwarm and uncomfortable...

I'm glad I have a job. But I really really really hate living in OKC, where this is par for the course...

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