After we recovered from Hurricane Irene, we got hit with storms from Lee! Central PA is under a lot of water-- historical records of flooding. The kids were off of school yesterday and had a two-hour delay today. Luckily our house sits on a hill so we haven't had any water in the basement, but plenty of people around us have. Some people in Harrisburg have no power because the electric running to homes with flooding would be too dangerous. At this point, I think trading in our cars for boats would be a good idea.
This weekend is also a time of remembrance because of 9/11. I will never forget the feeling of watching the second plane hit the towers and then hearing that there was a hijacked plane over Pennsylvania... pretty close to where we lived. Caroline and Nathaniel were in preschool and I drove quickly to get them, wondering if the rest of the day would be just as scary as the morning. It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since that happened and being near NYC and having known people who worked there, it was just too close to home. We will just be appreciating the safety we have today and we are so thankful for our military and all the responders who helped during that terrible time.
Nathaniel was supposed to have his first soccer game tomorrow but I think the fields are still like sponges, if not under water! Craig is sick with a cold. I have a canning class at my CSA tomorrow afternoon, taught by a chef who decided she wanted to learn farming and has been working there this year. I'm looking forward to that! (Especially since I'm reading The Dirty Life and am in a farm mentality right now.) Hope you have a good (dry) weekend!
p.s. I have kayaking on the brain because I'm going to learn how in about a month!