Our family enjoyed refreshing time with our extended family in California in August. We all drove up to Mammoth Lakes and took in the beauty of the mountains. The kids got to experience some exciting adventures with their cousins.
Just before returning home from vacation, our neighbor called and informed us that our house was burglarized the night before. The burglar(s) stole about $1000 worth of items and did about $1000–$1500 worth of damage. Thankfully, both Kristie and I had a strong sense to hide certain small valuables before we left.
Tropical Storm Fay
Tropical storms are not usually a big deal, believe it or not. A lot of gray sky, rain, and gusty winds. But Fay decided to hover over central Florida for four days dropping 7.5 inches of rain. Schools were closed for two of those days (the calmest days, of course!). The ground was so saturated that our after the storm, the normal afternoon showers caused street flooding all over the county.