Yes, I have an excuse and his name is Harvey. I meant to be back here sharing inspiration and projects at the beginning of September, but instead we had this storm and life has been shaken and stirred quite a bit more than usual.
All will be fine. As I write this, we are in between a friend’s parents’ vacant apartment, a new apartment we have not slept in yet, and the room over the garage where we rode out the storm. In a couple of days, we will be in only the new apartment and all our things will be accounted for. I’m rather tired of looking for insurance papers or clothes that are in between the 3 places and our cars.
The community has been absolutely amazing. At times I swear all we had to do was think that we wanted or needed something and it showed up. I will share more about how incredible the Houston community, our school community, and our friends from near and far have been. It’s absolutely amazing. I included below the Facebook post I wrote about a week afterwards, just to share my thoughts with you.
What I want to share here is that life for us will develop a new normal in a few days. We will collect our kitties, who have been enjoying an extended stay with friends. SG’s school will begin in a new location in 2 weeks. Her school was destroyed… if you’d care to help, we need a lot of it. This is one fundraising avenue:
Everything inside had to go… office files, books, tables, chairs, rugs, teacher supplies, art supplies, computers, lab equipment, everything down to the last stray pencil is gone.
Teachers, students and faculty will be using an extra building at another campus for the entire year while the repairs to our beloved school are ready for students in the fall of 2018. School start has been delayed a month while teachers, families and countless volunteers cobble together a makeshift school to have a productive learning environment for all of our children. This is just one way to help.
And here’s a few shots of what our house looks like today. It will be back better than ever, fear not.
Finally, thank you so much to those of you who have reached out to me, proving that blogland really is a very small world. xoxo