Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jose + Life Lately
With Cape Cod under a tropical storm warning, Rich and I drove down to the cottage last night after dance and a CCD (no longer called CCD but I'll always call it CCD) meeting to take care of all the outdoor items. We'd had plans here at home over this past weekend and I was keeping an eye on the forecast. The cottage is a half mile from a south facing beach and those beaches are expecting erosion and flooding. I've seen different forecasts for predicted wind gusts. Right now, they are saying 45-60 mph gusts.
I offered to drive down myself this morning but Rich said he would come with to move the heavier items. There's only so much I can handle alone with my back. It was a super quick trip. We did stop by the beach on our way out of town but it was too dark to see anything. Nothing we can do now but wait hope Jose moves east sooner rather than later.
There's been a significant decrease in the number of kids getting dropped off and picked up at school, which has been awesome for us. I thought it was a fluke at first, but nope, it's still light. There are two ways for me to get the girls to the school's entrance in the morning. We can either park and walk up to the doors, or I can drop them off in the drop off lane. Last year, it was easiest to park and walk because of where the doors were located, and congestion in the drop off lane. Unfortunately, some parents park in the drop off lane and their kids wait in the car until the school doors open. This used to create a massive traffic back up. The buses open their doors right when the school doors open. Then the buses all leave and they have the right of way over cars exiting the drop off lane, so the back up would continue.
This year, we've been able to time when we leave the house so we arrive in the drop off lane right as or right before doors open. The first day we did this, I cried a little. They're still so little but such big kids. When they climbed out of the van, a friend jumped out of the van ahead of us. They all met up grinning and chatting on the sidewalk. Both of us moms watched them safely cross the bus lane before we pulled out.
Not too much going on these days. The girls were definitely tired at the end of last week. It was the first full week of school, homework and dance. I'm glad we (mostly) maintained the same bedtime all summer.