6:15: Up and shower.
6:45: Roust children, make lunches, confirm that there's no stupid 2-hour delay for the kids like there was yesterday.
7:25: Out the door. Rush kids to Heather's for carpool.
7:35: Kids at carpool. Rush to meet Thom and others at van rental place. Will leave car there to help bring vans back from school at end of school day.
8:00: Meet Thom, drop off car. Rush to School to get there by 8:30.
8:35: Close enough. Rush to class to get attendance taken.
8:40: Whilst taking attendance, cell phone rings. It's Suzanne, calling from Washington, DC, to inquire why she's seeing chatter on Facebook that says that the kids' school is closed.
8:41: Call Heather, confirming that kids' school is, in fact, closed (apparently due to power loss from last night's heavy winds) and that they're at Heather's house.
8:42: Report this to admin, and inform them that I have to go get them because Suzanne is probably not going to get there from Washington, DC.
8:43: It becomes apparent that my car is at the rental car place. Cursing begins.
8:44: It becomes apparent that the Children's Theatre group has a gig this morning not far from rental car place, and that they're due to leave at any moment. Cursing quickly subsides.
8:50: Rush to put subbage is put into place for the day, pick up work to bring home and get into car with Children's Theatre people.
9:15: Back to rental car place (wasn't I just here?)
9:20: It becomes apparent that I have no desire to sit around the house all day with my children complaining of boredom. If I take them up to the Red House, at least I can get some work done and they can run around outside.
9:45: Stop at Wayfarer House to pick up supplies for children (Heather's and mine) to spend the afternoon at the Red House. Also, pick up hardware and equipment to do home improvement.
9:47: Realize that there is nothing to feed children for lunch except fruit and pretzels. Cursing begins again.
11:00: Pick children up from Heather's. Cursing stops because there are children present (who are not mine)
11:05: Stop at McBurger to throw food at children.
11:06: Children get all, "I don't like [anything on the menu unless it's the most expensive thing there]." Cursing and negotiations begin.
11:30: Children have food. I have headache. Off to the Red House.
12:00: Arrival at the Red House. Children go off to frolic. I go to work on the walls of the living room.
The afternoon was much less eventful and much more productive.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:15: Up and shower.
Posted by Wayfarer at 7:06 PM