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This week has been smooth sailing. I still have relatively small class sizes (except my two co-teach classes), and these kids are fairly well-behaved. *knock on wood* It’s been a good week except for the entire staying late thing. I was at school until 7:00 or later each night except Friday. Monday was the solar eclipse – the first across North America since 1979. Our district did not allow students out to see it, but I popped out at lunch and during my conference. It was pretty cool! We were not in the path of totality, we only saw about 70% coverage. It didn’t get dark, and the temperature only dropped to 89 degrees.
Friday Hurrican Harvey started rolling into the Texas coast. It was reported as a category 2, then upgraded to a category 3 and everyone started freaking out. The evacuation of the coastal areas turned the 4-hour drive into 8-9 hours to arrive inland. It is like the repeat of Allison that hit Houston in 2001. It was only a tropical storm, and it was the first to have its name retired. Harvey was expected to stall once hitting landfall, and that plus the intensification is why it is so bad. Friday night it was moving at 8 mph. Right before hitting the coast it was upgraded to a category 4. Where I live, people were acting like we were getting the hurricane hit. We live 3 hours inland. We were being told to expect extensive flooding with 21″ of rain hitting the Austin area. My parents had a tornado watch in effect Saturday morning.
Louisiana already declared a state of emergency, and Texas was in a state of disaster. TXDOT sent crews to the coast starting on Friday. My brother’s group went down Saturday. The Task Forces were also activated.
I braved out Saturday morning to fill my car up. It was eery – no one was out and about. The gas prices had already jumped 30¢! As of 1 pm Saturday at The Man’s, we only had strong winds and rain, enough to fill the dogs’ pool a couple inches. The Man has strep so he’s grouchy and not feeling good, but he prepared us. I doubt we will lose power, he is convinced we will, but if we do there is plenty of water for us. Just to be safe, I ate waffles and drank most of my milk Saturday morning. 🙂
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