Our homeschooling week is not off to a good start. We had been eyeing Tropical Storm Isaac, expecting it to become a category two hurricane. Thankfully Isaac has just made landfall as a category one hurricane with winds at 80 mph instead of a category two with winds at 100 mph.
The beginning of our week was spent running errands to prepare for Isaac’s wrath. We took our learning on the road yesterday, but today was frustratingly wasted waiting for a stalling Isaac. I should have expected this and I guess not all was lost. Rick was off of work after a very LONG last week. The boys missed him so they spent the day playing video games. I wish we would have at least done something school related since its now 7:15 p.m. and this hurricane has finally made landfall. Now we sit and wait to see if the lights will go out. Hopefully they won’t, and if they do it won’t be for too long.
Being from the bayous of Louisiana, sitting through a hurricane isn’t uncommon, but its still no fun. My family still lives on the flood prone coast and even though their house is up on “stilts” they still have to evacuate the area. My husband and our family on the other hand live further inland. Flooding isn’t really an issue here but if the power goes out it can be out for days. Being in the middle of summer, that is no joke. Prayerfully Isaac won’t be so bad and God will be merciful. He has shown us mercy as this hurricane could have been much stronger.
|Getting ready to boil crawfish under my folks house
(just to give you an idea of how high my folks home sits)
All my gulf coast family and friends, stay safe out there!