UGH! Bad weather moved in late last night--several tornados all the way from Kansas area all the way up to us in Wisconsin. The short version: I woke at 1:50 with a HUGE clap of thunder; and ABSOLUTELY could not get back to sleep---the wind was howling something FIERCE! The house was creaking, swaying, and all the scary stuff that goes along with gusty winds! I was up out of bed by 2:05, and THANKFULLY DH awoke with my movement. He and I searched radio station after radio station, but no live DJ's on with up-to-minute weather. We tried the TV, but satellite was out. He then came up with the BRILLIANT idea to try online. Thankfully, phone lines were good-to-go, so we kept an eye on the motion-radar for the next 30 minutes or so. Finally, around 3:20, it appeared that the worst was beyond us, so we ventured back to bed. That was the worst weather we've had in a LONG time. Just too scary for me---really. I was scared for the girls whose rooms are all on the upper level of our "loft-cabin-style" house. I ALMOST went up at one point to grab them and head to the basement. I really should have----I'm just thankful things turned out okay.
Unfortunately, this wasn't the case for some towns along the entire line of storms. I can't even imagine what it must be like to go through a clean-up after a storm!
So, with very little sleep, I was up a bit earlier than normal because I needed to get all under way in order to get to my 8:30 dentist appt. So, the plan was to drop the kids off early at summer school. (8:00 instead of 8:30.) After dropping them off, I needed to take a quick stop at my school-year daycare lady to drop of the littlest one; and then I was to be off for the dentist.
Yeah, well.....with the storm, power was out all OVER the place. (except us---we missed that one.)
BUT, when I pulled into the school parking lot, the Head-lady was outside informing us school needed to be cancelled today because of a power outage! Aghhhhh! Panic mode! 30 minutes to appt time---what to do? what to do? So, I at least headed off to the daycare and crossed my fingers that she had 2 additional openings to cover the older girls.
Pulled into the driveway, and my lovely lady was on the walkway, escorting another mom and child out to the car. SHE WAS CLOSED! AGHHHHH! She didn't have power, either, so we was closing for the day! Oh Dear!!!! 23 minutes to appt---what to do---what to do. I could call babysitter, but she starts her summer job at 9:00, so she wouldn't be available. So THANKFULLY I remembered my cell phone today (I have a BAD habit of forgetting it on the counter at home), and I called DH. Some little angel was at least prepared for this fiasco today, because he was still at home. He works construction, so the crew was going to postpone the start time today until NOON! Heaven bless me! So....back off to home I went.....dropped off the girls, took out the car seats because DH had some errands to run for work, and off to the dentist with 10 minutes to go until appt. At 8:32, I pulled into the Dentist's parking lot------whew!
The appt didn't go too bad. I absolutely HATE the dentist. I had terrible "luck" with them as a child---cavities, cavities, cavities! And, ever since the one time way back when, when I wasn't quite "numb" enough and the drill caught a nerve....(SHUDDERING at the memory), I have been VERY apprehensive when that blasted drill starts whizzing away! ICK! UGH! OW! But, I've had a new dentist since last summer, and he is SOOOOO nice, friendly, and explains EVERYTHING as he's working. PLUS, his office is so high-tech---we can listen to music via Syrus (sp?) satellite radio---any station of my choice--while he's working. Today, a temporary crown was put in place; molds taken of my teeth, and I'll be back in 3 weeks to get my permanent crown. The plan for next summer: (SHUDDDDDDER AGAIN)----wisdom teeth need to some out. ICK! UGH! OW! Too many nightmare stories heard about THAT ordeal!!!!! (sigh)
So, now I'm home---DH just got back and brought me lunch, so I'm off to eat with a still-numb-mouth.
Then, I'm anticipating an afternoon of ironing and sewing.