Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Office, Gas Prices, Floods

Is anyone else out there watching "The Office" on TV? Not the British one, but the American version -- for some reason I am hooked. Too funny, maybe because I used to work with people at one time or the other like the characters in the show. I'm really glad I have my own business now, let me tell you!

Yesterday was fun -- my beading buddy arrived with her two kids and we spent the day together. Took the three kids to Guppys to play and burn off energy, chatted while they napped (oh wow, adult conversation, not "No" and "Stop that" and "Don't climb on the cat"!). Then Rick came home and fell in love with her 10-month old daughter and we had a fun family dinner before they got back on the road.

Speaking of road -- cost $50.00 to fill the tank today so I am seriously curtailing my trips over the bridge. I have one already planned for next week but I now think twice before just popping over. Rick drives over 60 miles each way, with our old Mercedes with the V8, so he may be rethinking the work hours. I really wish he could work closer to home, but housing closer in is insanely expensive and we want for me to stay home and be there for Zack.

Keep your prayers going for everyone affected by Katrina -- the floods are just awful. I can't even watch the news anymore because it just totally rips me up. I'm planning on doing an auction for the relief fund, so keep your eyes open for that. In the meantime, here are some places you can donate:

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or https://http://www.redcross.org/

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

FEMA Charity tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://www.nvoad.org/

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