We finally managed to make it out of the house today! Most of the storm seems to have moved out of our area, and the rain has let up enough to let some of the flooding recede. We were going to take everyone to see the new 3-D movie, Fly me to the Moon, but it was only playing at one theater which is closed "until further notice" . Instead we ended up at Pump it Up, our local inflatable indoor play place. We took two of Anna's friends, one who was over for a sleepover, and the other who was a neighborhood friend who was over to play. We met up with some more of our friends from the neighborhood, so it was a festive time. Then we went to Jason's Deli for lunch and had even more ice cream, which seemed to make all the kids very happy. The deli is right next to the fabric store, so I could pick up backing fabric for Dad's Plaids. So Mom was very happy as well. I think Ice Cream, Pizza and Cheeto's may be the secret to tropical storm survival.
When we went into an actual subdivision to drop children off, we could see extensive flooding and several roads that still looked impassible. Kurt is going back to work tomorrow, although there will be people missing because they still can't make it out of their houses. I'm back to school as well, although public schools are still not back in session. We have a sitter coming for the morning which should help keep the kids entertained. Time will reveal the extent of all the damage, but we are starting to get back to real life again.
I'm itching to go start putting the borders on my quilt and get the back laid out, but I need to remember what I am teaching tomorrow and see if I need to prepare anything. I'm guessing the kids will have forgotten everything in the three days we've been gone, but we will all do the best we can. I seem to remember that we were going to the library for forensic science and we were burning candles in chemistry. Yes, I think that sounds about right. Maybe I can go do a little sewing after all, I should be good to go for school.