The beach trip went fine. Well, except for the gods sending us a curve ball the night before we left as well as while we were on the road. We had a derecho that included 80 mph winds that took some limbs off one of the two walnut trees we have behind and to the side of the carport. The limb wound up BEHIND the Highlander on teh driver's side. Needless to say, the Highlander got some scratches from that as well as sap on the hood that we didn't notice right away. Did you know walnut sap EATS PAINT? I didn't until after we got home from the beach and washed the salt off the poor vehicle. Luckily, I called in the damage the morning we left for the beach and the driver's side is now all nice and purty again. As if the walnut branch was not enough, as we were on the road to OBX, a car in front of us on I-95 kicked up a rock and hit the edge of the windshield. This produced a small chip ... and a crack that extended over a foot and a half as soon as the rock hit us. *sigh* So in addition to having the Highlander repainted we had to get the entire windshield replaced. What a way to start off a family vacation.
|What a crack!|
|Walnut tree sap|
|The wee man put his own clothes away|
|I can see shades of his teenaged face in this photo|
|My little man busts a move on the beach|
|Fierce five year old is FIERCE!|
|Sunset over the dunes and houses|
Since we got back (and got the windshield replaced - which fell under our deductible, AND had half the Highlander repainted) I've been in a flare. Yes, for almost two MONTHS I've been unable to concentrate, unable to get adequate quality sleep and been unable to make it through the day (without being hella-cranky) without a nap.
And now we face the night before Kindergarten (cue dramatic music)!
|RP at his table|
|Obvious name tag is obvious|
|Nice, smile, son!|
|All the classrooms have ADDRESSES|
|Under his apple in the hallway|