I’m going to go ahead and warn you…this post is going to seem a bit discombobulated. I didn’t blog at all last week, which has me a little behind on life events. Usually my Friday posts are about fitness. However, I haven’t been doing anything special from my norm in that department. (Although, in Wednesday WOD class, I deadlifted 115#.) Plus, I practiced “fitness this whole plate of food into mouth” more than actual fitness routines during the evacuation week. I did go running once, but after being chased, almost bitten by people’s unsocialized yard dogs, I gave that up. Let’s just say my pants fit a tiny bit tighter. Haha!
If you remember, last week Hurricane Irma had Florida and Coastal Georgia evacuating. We evacuated to my Grandmother’s in Alabama. Irma fricking followed us and went right over us. There wasn’t any damage or power outages where we were. Our Savannah house is fine too. We had quite a bit of tree debris within the pool…still do. Our neighbor, who sits just slightly below us on the sea level table, had slight flooding within their garage. The entire neighborhood had flooding issues, downed trees/snapped limbs, and 12-24 hours power outages. In the grand scheme of the damage Irma did to other parts, our area is fine. Tybee Island sustained a good bit of damage though.
During the evacuation, SP stayed with her NanaPop (what she has coined them). She had a blast! She visited Pop at work, saw where Nana worked, rode elevators, walked in an under-the-street tunnel, went to the zoo, rode the zoo train, made muffins, and practiced writing her letters. (That’s how how you know she’s my kid…practicing writing her letters for fun. HAHA!) Basically, SP thinks an evacuation is an Alabama vacation.
Hubby evacuated with us, but had to come back for work, since the hurricane missed Savannah. Then he drove right back to Alabama for our son’s first birthday party. He’s done a lot of driving. We both bought new cars and need to get the new tags. We were hoping to do that on this trip. However, Savannah’s mail actually goes through Jacksonville and Tampa, FL. Both of those mail facilities were shut down for the hurricane and messed up the entire mail delivery process. Our paperwork wasn’t received in time for us to do the tag process. (They received it this Monday, the day after we left.) Hubby used today to drive my car down there and back. He has to be back tonight because he has to work the weekend too. Just to make it better, he will be out of town all next week for work too. (So, when people fret about the kids and I moving back home without Hubby, because “how are we going take care of ourselves?”. Trust me when I say…I can handle it.)
The main reason the kids and I stayed the entire week in Alabama was because of HB’s first birthday party being the following weekend. SP’s school closed until Wednesday. I wasn’t driving 6 hours in heavy traffic for one day of school. I loaded my car down with HB’s party supplies and hit the road for the evacuation. I spent the week DIYing birthday projects and finalizing catering details. I will have a separate post about his birthday. It was great!
This week I have hit the ground running and scrambling to re-schedule things on top of a busy week of activities. HB had an 1 year wellness appointment, but that was cancelled. I only have Friday’s available for such appointments. With traffic, it is hard to drop SP off at school, drive to an appointment within an hour, have the appointment, and make it back in time to pick up SP from school. And guess what I’m going to attempt to do…just that! Unfortunately, the pediatrician doesn’t have any Friday appointments available for several weeks. We’ve been “squeezed in” for next Wednesday within the hour I drop SP off at school. I don’t know how I am going to make this appointment on time, much less pick her up on time too. I love our pediatrician, but his appointments are never on time and I end up there for hours. To add the cherry on top, Wednesday is our busiest day of the week with a super short nap. (Someone’s kids will be grumpy…)
Speaking of busy Wednesday, I also begin to lead my Ruth small group study.
I’m feeling all the nerves. I just hope God uses me to speak the right words to someone who needs it. This study has been such a healing experience for me too. I can’t wait to blog about this experience.