COVID-19 – Not the 2020 Adventure Planned

COVID-19 – Not the 2020 Adventure Planned

I am relying on memories of previous ventures to get me through these days of being restricted to home. As COVID-19 affected the United States from mid-March and on, most people cancelled all their travel plans. For me, spring break getaway ideas became a useless...
First Six Days of Nebraska Flood

First Six Days of Nebraska Flood

The floods of 2019 weren’t supposed to be a threat to our home. It turns out that rushing waters aren’t the only thing to affect homes. It hadn’t dawned on us that our neighborhood sewer system would become surrounded by rising waters that couldn’t be confined to the...
Nebraska Flood 2019 – Preparation

Nebraska Flood 2019 – Preparation

A little time has passed since the first day of the flood, March 15, 2019. However, the intensity of preparing for the flood remains a stamped feeling of anxiety within me. The previous day, the 14th, was the day when we prepared. We are newer to the neighborhood....
Nebraska Flood 2019

Nebraska Flood 2019

Sometimes there’s a reason that things don’t work out. In this case, there’s a reason that Spring Break plans didn’t fall in place when I tried to plan. We were meant to be home. We had feared a melting of a record-breaking snowy winter would...
Planning a Spring Break (doesn’t always work out!)

Planning a Spring Break (doesn’t always work out!)

I want to warm up! I want to feel rays of sunshine on my skin. I was to breathe outside without my face hurting from the cold. Here in Nebraska, a lot of us are feeling the effects of the long winter. Frigid temps started far before Christmas arrived. The snow has...