First, I want to say that I have a new found respect for ANYONE living where hurricanes, tornadoes, or any other type of natural disaster can happen. Never did I imagine the destruction! Luckily, my house, my school, and the neighborhoods of my students were not badly effected--power outages, downed poles, and some trees on houses. I cannot say the same for some other parts of the city--where it looks more like a war zone than a neighborhood. Rubble sits where houses used to stand and the smell of oil and smoke fills the air.
We're slowly getting back to normal--it's what we need. The kids, the schools, the cities--though some may not be able to be normal for a long time, we do what we have to do and we'll be stronger because of it and more prepared for the next time.
Amidst the gas rationing and the Nor'easter, November has crept onto my calendar! I honestly can't believe how quickly this year is going! Parent/teacher conferences are on Wednesday and next week is Thanksgiving!
To help me
Stay safe :)