Then, on Thursday evening, we were in the direct path of the huge mass of thunderstorms that came through the area. It was amazing to watch the lightning- it never completely stopped from 8pm until 2am. I went out in the morning to survey the damage from all the high winds, and I saw this:
My poor little car got clobbered by those big branches! The other side looks similar to this one. Upon inspection, the bumper was ripped down (meaning that they will either have to replace it entirely or drill new holes to attach it because the holes that were there were ripped). I called USAA and filed a claim, and they have been great to work with. The assessor is going to come out and look at the damage, then I take it to a shop for them to fix it, and we get a rental car in the mean time. YAY! I wonder if they have any Minis....
I found a great website, JoyofBaking.com, and my clean kitchen inspired me to try something new. I made vanilla meringues...and they were fabulous! I already have a request in to make some chocolate meringues...and they haven't even tried these yet!
3 Bucks and 1 Doe!! We have a whole pack of raccoons that live back there too. Sometimes we feel like we are on a wildlife preserve. The deer were gorgeous, and we couldn't help but compare the bucks to Blue and the little doe to Ana. Ana was mad that she couldn't see out the window.