It should be back by this afternoon though. We spent over 8 hours without electricity yesterday and finally gave up and went to sleep. The girls over time had managed to find every flashlight and deplete them of their batteries so we were left with one hand crank flashlight that my MIL gave us for Christmas. DH finally made it home after having to go around a lot of accidents and turn around because of low water crossings, etc. As he was coming home he saw that Bush's Chicken was over so he stopped and picked us up some dinner. The girls and I love gizzards!!
As Chris turned down our street the water was coming up over the hood of his car and the enginge started to make funny noises. It wasn't that deep all over but because of the design of this subdivision all the water ends up there. Thank goodness I didn't have to drive anywhere!
Abs picnic wasn't cancelled and so we went out to BLORA for a few hours. By the time we ate and the girls played in the water for half an hour, the lightening started up. I had Junior in a stroller and thankfully as it started to pour another mom came and helped me get him up the stairs, The girls were screeching and covering themselves with towels while they were in their bathing suits. They crack me up!
We managed to make it to Temple to get Ab's prescription and almost all the way home before the rain started up. I think I am ready for the girls and I to switch over to a doctor on post. I got a little irritated with the office and it wasn't the first time they screwed things up. I know they mean well, but they keep screwing up prescriptions, and once they gave me something to which she was allergic (I caught it before I got it filled).
DH is out in the field...in the rain. They are preparing their tanks for gunnery. He sent me videos yesterday on my phone, but I never got around to getting the cables to hook my phone to my computer so I can't share yet. I'll add that to my ever growing list of things to do.
Anyway, my husband absolutely loves what he does. He got home last night and I asked him if he had fun and he told me he was miserable. I laughed and he admitted he had a great time. After watching the video I understand why he stays on tanks! I told him they need to have a "take your wife to the field day" so I can check things out. I'll pass on anything longer since with my curly hair I need a shower every day!
DH will be in for the 4 day weekend and then off to shoot gunnery and we won't see him for a while. I definitely have enough to keep me busy as the girls will be out of school and I have two vacations to plan. I haven't started on the one to Washington DC and I spoke to a friend of mine from college that was one of my husband's groomsmen and we are headed out to Boston in November for 10 days without children to visit the area (and him!). Right before DH deploys we try to take at least one trip with just the two of us so we can enjoy a little bit of time together without having to worry about the children. Thankfully my mom lives close by and steps in and takes care of the children for us. Thanks mom!
Will not be happening at my daughter's school. The parents are pretty disappointed, but I guess it is not the Montessori way to have an event like this. I have the cap and gown from DQ's graduation, so I think I will dress her up in that and do something special to acknowledge the first of many graduations to come.
Today Abs had field day and the kids really had a good time. They had a sack race, three legged race, tug of war, water balloon toss and an obstacle course. Junior was a good sport and played with rocks during each event so I was able to get some great shots of the kids. It's hard to believe that Abs is old enough to be headed off to first grade next year. While her reading is well above grade level, her handwriting leaves a lot to be desired so we will be working on that over the summer. Any ideas on how to do that? I'm still working with the physical therapist to find Abbie a slot to start her therapy and work on her gross motor skills. Apparently that should help with her handwriting since they need to master the gross motor skills before they develop the fine motor skills. She'll get the hang of it, I just don't want to drop the ball.
My FIL called today to tell me that Junior got my MIL sick. Junior did run a fever for a while, but the rest of us never caught anything. I doubt it is something she caught over here and I hope that she didn't give it to Junior while she watched him yesterday. Of course since DH leaves for the field on Tuesday, that would be par for the course for us to wind up sick. (knock on wood)
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!