Seems unfair to have left you hanging. But then again, seems unfair to try to squeeze one more thing into an impossibly squozen (no, not a word, don't even bother trying to look it up) schedule.
So, there's this instead: The kids and I stayed with my friends on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights; Baroy picked the kids up on Wednesday afternoon while I was at work and brought them home, to a place where all evacuations had been lifted, but where the air is still considered so unbreathable that the health department doesn't want anyone opening their windows, much less playing outside.
Still, things have continued. School started today: 7th grade (first year of middle school) for Em, 3rd grade for N. Life goes on...and on, and on...which, don't get me wrong, is nothing but wonderful, though tiring.
Photos, anecdotes, maybe even a video to come. But not now. Right now, I have a bed in a cool bedroom (the only cool room in the house) waiting for me...along with my husband and my two sleeping-on-the-floor-so-they'll-be-cool-too kids. And that's where I'm headed, as soon as I finish this press release. (Yes, it's 1:13 a.m. Don't ask.)
Good night all. Good. Very good.