Congrats Tex!

Texas regulators have approved a $4.93 billion wind-power transmission project, providing a major lift to the development of wind energy in the state.

The planned web of transmission lines will carry electricity from remote western parts of the state to major population centers like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The lines can handle 18,500 megawatts of power, enough for 3.7 million homes on a hot day when air-conditioners are running.

The project will ease a bottleneck that has become a major obstacle to development of the wind-rich Texas Panhandle and other areas suitable for wind generation.

Read the full story here.

Congratulations Texas. Great move!

Miss August



For dinner tonight, I sauteed some zucchini from my garden with pork, onions, tomatoes and some herbs. It was yummy!

My garden is growing like crazy... I have tons of Ichiban eggplants, some of my grape tomatoes are starting to get pink and my bell peppers need to be harvested soon. My leaf lettuce are getting big and herbs are coming out of my ears. ;)

I love all these fresh produce coming from my garden. Gardening rocks!!!

Miss August


73 Days!

WHAT?!? You're probably wondering what happened to the other 14 days.

Well... while DH was out for his doctor's appointment Seattle HR called again and told me that he needed to call them back because the date got changed. When I mentioned that I was his wife and we knew that it was changed to Oct. 12, she said... "Well, his new pick-up date is now Sept. 28!"


Fortunately, 80% of our boxes are still packed. Since, we were planning to do a "touch and go" here in CRW, we decided not to unpack everything.

I just finished talking and making reservation for the moving company. They will be here Sept. 29th to load and take everything. So, Tuesday, Sept. 30th were on our way out to Spokane, Washington!

Now, I just need to make airline & hotel reservations and get a rental car for Spokane. We're planning to go at the end of August to do a "marathon" house-hunting.

Of course there are still a lot of editing and packing to do. I'm getting stressed-out thinking about it.

Miss August

87 days


DH just got off the phone with Seattle HR and they told him that his pick-up date for his job in Spokane is October 12th. That's 87 days from now!!! I really need to get busy!

Please, keep me in your prayers that I will use my time well and focus on the task at hand. I get so distracted easily when I'm packing, that I lose track of what I'm doing.

Miss August


In Loving Memory

Paul Rene Saunders
May 5, 1959 - July 14, 1997

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
~Psalm 116:15

I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
~ Shannon Moseley, “Don’t Grieve for Me”


One of the worst days of my life

Sunday, July 13, 1997 exactly eleven years ago today.

Some things I remember about this day:

Life as I knew it ended.

Miss August


I'm So Excited!

...and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it – Pointer Sisters

So, this afternoon DH found out that he got the job in Spokane. You can read more about it in details here.

I am so excited!!!

So much to do and there still so much I want to see around here. There’s a possibility that we can be out of here mid November. That’s only four months away! I was hoping that we can go back to Washington, DC before we leave the area. And I had plans for a Niagara trip for our anniversary but more than likely we’re going to go to Spokane for a few days to look for a house.

However, I am going to take advantage of my remaining time here in West Virginia and try to see as much as I can of the surrounding area.

Please keep us in your prayers that everything will go smoothly and there’s no SNAFU with the paperwork this time.

Miss August


Happy 4th of July