Now was that a catchy title or what..
I guess my family has now joined the exclusive worldwide Swine Flu club this past weekend. I say guess because we were told by the Doctor he was positive we had it but the test came back negative(go figure) so now after plunking down a lot cash we now have Tami Flu as part of our dietary regiment. High temps, body aches and being lethargic(my wife always calls me that and now I know what it means) was the big giveaway symptoms so I will go with the medical establishment and take their advice.
I looks like my son and I will be spending a lot quality time watching Sponge Bob Square pants and Star Wars over the next few days and generally being lethargic. The bad part is no photography either and wouldn’t it figure that the weather has been and remains absolutely perfect for the first time in weeks and I will be stuck in the house !!
Seriously though I am really not making light of this subject I know there are a lot of people who contacted this virus and become seriously ill or even died and I am not making fun of that at all, it’s just with all the media hype and fear that has been associated with this I knew when we got it(we always catch everything) I would have to write a post about the experience just to let people know it will be alright and you will get thru it.
And hopefully my family and I will not suffer any complications from it and can move on with our life and get ready to take on whatever new calamity will be coming our way !!
Oh and for the photography part of the title, with a little down time on my hands I think I might get caught up on all the images I have gotten behind on. I shot this one of The Broadway Fountain in Madison Indiana not long ago I went with a horizontal comp just to try something a little different any thoughts or suggestions would be great !
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
For best viewing click on the image !!
As crazy as the title implies that is exactly what happened Sunday September 14, after slamming the Texas Gulf Coast, the Remnants of Hurricane Ike made their way North East up thru the Ohio Valley bringing sustained winds of 50 mph with gusts of 80 mph.
The storm uprooted thousands of trees shutting the power off to half a million people from Paducah Kentucky to Cincinnati Ohio, I lost power from Sunday afternoon to Early Saturday morning. Damage in my neighborhood was limited to tree damage and shingles being blown off roofs, other homes were severely damaged by uprooted trees and even roofs being completely blown off structures.
Luckily only minor injuries were reported in our area but I believe there was a loss of lives in Kentucky from the winds, some of those big limbs and trees could really cause some serious injuries and even death if you would have happened to have been in the wrong place.
Losing power for a week was not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be, we had great weather and good neighbors, some people were losing their patience with the Duke Energy repair men but I thought they did a wonderful job considering the incredible scope and size of the blackout.
We were able to get warm water and hot food so the time we spent without power wasn’t that bad, being without the Internet and other electronic gear was the biggest drawback but we got thru it with candles and board games. It wasn’t something I would not want to experience in the heat of summer or the cold of winter but it was definitely not the end of the world and we all seemed to work thru it all right.
I shot quite a few images of the damage so I thought might share a few with you if I can figure out how to use my computer again.
The weekend of September 26-27 is the big weekend for our community, the 39th annual Madison Chautauqua of the Arts, will be held in the Historic downtown district in Madison Indiana. There will be over 270 artists displaying their fine work all around the J.F.D. Lanier Mansion also there will be food courts, musicians and street entertainers in attendance as well.
If you don’t have much going on why don’t you drive to Madison and take a look around you just might find some beautiful art to purchase or just take a stroll thru our lovely little town, yoenjoyable you just might make a return visit.
I am sorry I couldn’t resist, I am stuck printing off some images for someone here in town, and I am getting a little bored, let me tell you it has been been a crappy day. I am doing some remolding on the old homestead and I am running into a lot of problems, I swear it is hard to find anybody with any sense anymore, but I can’t find anybody to work and it’s driving me nuts. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of people with worse problems then I have, even here in our own blogging community, but I just need to vent.
So I thought I would post my thoughts and feelings on all the idiots I have had to deal with the last 48 hours , but I am not sure they can read, so if they are able to read….Enjoy!!!
BTW This is a shot from our Historic Fountain here in town, I will post some more images and a little history of it later, Thanks for listening.