I’m wondering if you heard a series of “whooshing” noises last week? Well, that was the sound of all my writing schedules and deadlines whooshing right out the window.
I live in Oregon, in a very small town about 45 minutes from the coast. Last week our town got such a tremendous amount of rain several streets flooded.
Here’s a shot of the street behind ours. This is the street the Corbett kids ride the bus on to get to school…
FYI: Our house fared very well, but our backyard did not. We ended up with a “pond” of about six inches deep by about twenty feet wide at the back fence. Thankfully it stayed away from the house and has now receded. But it’s a nasty, muddy mess back there.
It flooded so much so that my twins’ attended a grand total of ONE day of school last week due to cancellations.
Monday: No school (MLK Day)
Tuesday: Cancelled due to flooding
Wednesday: School operating as normal (But much to my twins’ dismay, they had to have indoor recess due to heavy rain. They informed me, in a very disgruntled fashion, that, “Indoor recess is BORING!”)
Thursday: Emergency closure after only two hours.
(Parents, let me stress how important it is to make sure the school has the CORRECT phone numbers of where to reach you, and your kids know what to do if they are sent home early. The Corbett kids had no trouble, but it was mayhem for others.)
Friday: Cancelled due to flooding
So, that’s how my week went. How was yours? And, how do you deal with unexpected events interrupting your writing schedule?