6:00 am seemed earlier than normal this morning when the alarm went off! We had a very crazy day on Sunday-- we woke up to having no electricity from Hurricane Irene's winds and didn't even know when it went off. Craig was able to find a business open which must have had a generator and got some ice. We dumped the balls from the ball bin in the garage and brought it in to fill it up with ice and things from our refrigerator. With two bins full of ice, we were actually able to save most of our food which I think is a miracle. Thank goodness for a gas stovetop and a grill-- we actually ate well, grilling and cooking things that might not stay fresh. It was oddly quiet all day long and luckily the weather was cooler from the storm. We just played board games and read books, and I had some battery left on my phone so I could check the updates from our electric company and inform them that we didn't have power. 35,000+ customers in Lancaster alone reported having no power. PPL said that 250,000 of their customers were without power and they were bringing in crews from as far away as Kentucky and Arkansas to help. Luckily by 6:30 pm last evening the lights came on and we jumped up and down, thankful that the kids could get ready for their first day of school this morning. It will be a school year start to remember!
Caroline was nervous this morning to go into the High School when I dropped her off. Mostly because of her mouth. (Notice she is not smiling big.) Nathaniel already planned out meeting a friend before school and he's big man on campus this year so I didn't see any nerves in him. He was just excited. I made them a big breakfast this morning, and Elle and I drove them up to the school complex. Then I decided to take Elle for a walk. BIG mistake. We only got a little ways down the path and all of a sudden I felt a shooting pain up and down my leg-- something stung me! So now I'm sitting here typing in pain with my leg propped up and baking soda smeared over the huge swelled sting site. I don't know if the stinger is still in or not. I have a million things to do today so this is really upsetting me. Darn bug.
I hope your Monday is going well (and better than mine!). This week is supposed to be sunny and cooler... fall seems just around the corner!