Today it was announced that the kids will not have school the rest of the week. They are still working on transportation and road issues. I need to find them a Halloween project to work on, this unexpected vacation is driving me crazy!
My husband was also told that he will not be working tomorrow. He went to Columbia today to work with a church on mud outs and said that there are a lot of people helping. The willingness of others to help at this time is fantastic. There was some fear that there would be elements of society that would take advantage of the situation. There have been thefts on a small scale but not massive riots and burning of buildings. Seems like in times of disaster you have either others reaching out and helping and others looking to take advantage. Since he is off he will be working in Columbia again. Not sure if he will be working Friday or not.
As things are settling I am turning my thoughts back to our adoption. We still wait for the GAL to visit. We haven't even heard from him (even before the flooding). I hope to hear from him next week. We want his to be done and for Benjamin to be ours. Watching all those people being displaced makes me wonder if any foster parents were flooded out. If so what happens to the foster children? Do they move them because they are in a shelter? What if their plan is adoption? I really don't know, I would hope that they don't disrupt unless the foster family asks because they can't cope. I just makes me more aware that until we are in court and finalized anything can happen.
I started this post last night and then went up to paint the bathroom. I stopped painting at 3 am but forgot to finish this up! Lack of sleep will do that for you. Benjamin took a long nap yesterday so he went to bed later than usual. He slept in until after 9 am today, the extra sleep sure was nice.
Today I hope to finish painting the bathroom and work more on the floor. I also need to find something for the kids to do. Any suggestions for Halloween decorations for kids with lots of time on their hands?