The Sound of Silence

Posted on October 6, 2008 - Filed Under Kids, Mom Stuff, Personal |

Right now, I can hear the ticking of the metal roof as it heats up in the sun (yes, SUN! After 2 long weeks of nothing but rain!) and the thwack, thwack of the neighbor using a machete to chop down weeds outside my window. That`s it. No little voices whining. No one asking for food or shoes or milk. No screams. No yelps. No tearful, “MAMA!”s. Ahhhhhhhh.

Irving has taken the boys to the in-laws. I have no idea how long this quiet will last, but let me tell you, I`m LOVING IT! Sadly, I have a ton of work to do today, so that`s what I`m doing, as opposed to what I`d like to be doing which is making more Christmas ornaments or figuring out if my sewing machine is salvagable. But hey . . . quiet is quiet, right? :D


4 Responses to “The Sound of Silence”

  1. Michele Pineda on October 6th, 2008 8:10 pm

    glad to see you got a little break. Those are great, and helps us keep our sanity. What little we have left sometimes…lol. I do want to visit Antigua it looks gorgeous. Yup, I know the chicken buses are mad crowded, I have seen pics and my friend had to ride on top of one on her way to Huehuetenango when she went to Guate to see her deported boyfriend. She came back married and pregnant, sin esposo, because he had to wait 10 yrs to come back to the US. She was up in some village called San Miguel Acatan, and it took her 6 hrs to walk to his village from Huehue. In a month, she came back-100 lbs lighter. The stories I have heard about the chicken buses on flat land are crowded but ok, but going up ravines where only one car or bus can pass, now THAT is scary! Jose is from Sansur Palencia and he said the buses there have to back up down the mountain if one is coming from the opposite direction because they both can’t pass at the same time and there are no guardrails. Wimpy me, I’d be crying the whole way there to visit his abuelo. Have a great night, hope you enjoyed your free time!

  2. dennisthevizsla on October 6th, 2008 10:25 pm

    You know, it never occurred to me that a metal roof would make noise when it heats up! I’m going to file that away with the other facts I store so I can use them later on in stories and whatnot. Thanks, and as Depeche Mode said, enjoy the silence!

  3. Anonymous on October 7th, 2008 10:32 am

    Oh, a metal roof is downright noisy with temperature changes. The ticking speeds up depending on how fast it`s heating up, so it can start to get real loud!

  4. Jessica K on October 8th, 2008 11:42 am

    Mmmm, quiet. Wait, I think I had some of that once!
    I was supposed to have a day to myself yesterday, but by the time I got all my necessary stuff done, it was time to pick up the boys! I hate that. That is one positive about putting the kids in public school… By the time Grant gets in there I will have full days to myself!

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