Thursday, April 30, 2009

The flu, bad weather and morning visitor

Seems like there has been a dark cloud hanging over us all week. The UIL has suspended all statewide interscholastic competition until May 11. That includes Fridays scheduled home baseball game and the softball and baseball playoffs. I don't think they have finalized the plans on when games can resume, the situation seems to be constantly changing. The Terrell Tribune has promised local reaction in today's paper.

We also have been getting a lot of rain, with more on the way. Flooding has happened in some areas of the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, but I don't think anything in the Terrell area. We got a steady rain last night, nothing bad. In August we will be asking for rain.

This was taken on the way home from work yesterday just as the storms were rolling in. No, that is not my driveway....I wish.



I also had a morning visitor today as I was about to step into the shower. My cats liked it, but I just wanted it gone. I am glad I was taking a picture of him and he wasnt taking a picture of me trying to get rid of it. I was able to get him and put him out on the porch.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

attention, le weekend va ĂȘtre pluvieux ;o) photo venu de l'enfer
bedding, the weekend is going to be showery ;o) photograph come from Hell

B Squared said...

Hopefully, it won't be as serious as some believe. Our schools here are having their sports programs reduced next year due to budget cuts. A real shame for the kids.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Jim you are such a DEAR. LOL!!

This flu thing and then rain and lizards---what's a body to do??????

Go back to bed I guess. MB

alicesg said...

Take care Jim. It happened when SARS hit my country too. It was so scary that so many die and affected many too. Schools were closed, malls and streets empty. Those affected and their immediate families are on quarantined compulsory while my family quarantined ourselves voluntary.

Avoid crowded places and wear mask if you need to visit a clinic or hospital.

No swine flu cases over here yet but we are on orange alert and as we have been there before during SARS, we are well prepared now and thermometers are all handy again with schools taking temperature of all students and staffs and thermal scanners at airports, hospitals, etc are in place to look out for people with high fever.

Tricia said...

Is it normal to have such a visitor? I'd FREAK OUT!!!

BEAUTIFUL sunset shot - I love that sky!

imac said...

Sounds a bad day to me. Great shots tho.

Betty Flocken said...

Hey Jim, Thanks for stopping by my site. We've had talk of pausing sporting events for the kids here in Phoenix too. In our family it's been strepp that has knocked half of us out. Love your photos. Sorry about the lizard!

Neva said...

I hope the flu thing is over rated but the news is making a really big deal about it....too bad about the games.....scary sky!

Lynette said...

Jim, it's coming at you from both sides, isn't it? I hope the swine flu lets up real soon, the rain, too. If that lizard had been in here that early in the morning, I'm certain I'd wake up Mama and Duncan screaming!

AVCr8teur said...

Hope everything calms down and get back to normal soon for you and the rest of the world. As for your visitor, I would've jumped through the roof if I saw that in my shower.