Very dangerous storms are hitting communities from Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes today. It is the second tornado outbreak this week. So far at least 28 people have been killed. The news footage shows terrible devastation.
Yesterday I felt foggy-minded and ended up taking two short naps–one right after school and one after I studied Hebrew with my friend. EJ had stopped at the store after work Tuesday night and bought me some medicine. I took the medicine all yesterday and now I am feeling a bit better. For the last few weeks we have all been struggling with not quite feeling well and not quite feeling sick. I hope we get completely better soon and get our energy back.
We are expecting rain to turn to snow tonight. We have a Winter Storm Warning for our area and could get 6 – 10 inches of snow. Winter has finally arrived…for now! I wonder how long it will last?
EJ has been working 12 hour shifts this week. His normal shift is from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m., but this week he has been working from 6 p.m. until 6 am. It’s strange having him home for most of the day, although he’s not awake through most of it. A change in hours is always a difficult adjustment, and he has been very tired.
Yesterday was a workday.
Today we drove JJ to the Secretary of State Office to get his Level 2 driver’s license. When we got home, we sent him off for his very first solo drive. Such a big day!
Here are pictures of the BIG DAY:
I am trying to write this post with two cats–one (Timmy) sitting on my lap with his head resting on the keyboard and one (KeeKee) sitting next to me on my lap. It’s not easy writing this way, but in our house cats rule.
Today was another busy day of driving everywhere.
EJ took Thursday through Sunday off work, and we have been attempting to pack a summer’s worth of fun and an autumn’s worth of preparation into the four days.
I have a friend who lives near Seattle. She told me that one of the things she had to get used to when she moved from California is talking about the weather. Apparently, no one talks about the weather in California–probably because every day the weather is pretty much the same?
This morning I walked the two blocks to the post office after I taught my segment of school. Our village is small–about four blocks wide and four blocks long–and everyone in town has PO boxes rather than mail delivered to their houses. When we first moved here in 1993, I thought that was the craziest thing–whoever heard of not getting mail delivery? But I actually grew to enjoy the walk there and back again each day. You never know what you will see. A few years ago, JJ and I walked to the post office and a squirrel fell out of a tree right next to me. A couple more inches and it would have landed on my head. THAT would have been interesting, although probably quite painful. Today I passed tree removal guys taking down a huge tree. I guess it was dying. I’m amazed that they can take down trees without hitting houses or cars or children’s play equipment. Further down, a house was getting a new roof. I don’t see how people can stand to climb up on roofs. I get woozy going up three ladder steps.