Finally got to the computer - my kids have been on it nonstop. We made it through Jeanne with only branches and tree litter down - and no electricity for over 24 hrs. Had to throw some stuff away from the fridge - small price to pay. The schools were shut yesterday as well as today - just last week we celebrated our first full week of school. My school is a private school, but we follow the public school's closings. My bet is that we will not continue to do that - there was not a good reason for my school to be out today, but some of the public schools are still working on power, flooding, etc. Used to be I looked forward to a day off, but this is kinda crazy. Now I am worried about keeping the kids learning.
I hope everyone else here in Fl. is ok. I also hope those of you north of FL, but in Jeanne's path will fare ok as well.
From: Aartteachr@aol.com [mailto:Aartteachr@aol.com]
Sent: Sun 9/26/2004 10:33 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Hurricane #4
In a message dated 9/26/2004 12:10:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, Jvhharp@aol.com writes:
My school has been hurricane-proofed nearly every Friday since we started in early August. Every Monday (when we actually have school) we unpack and begin again.
Checking in from Orlando. Thank you all for the emails of concern and encouragement. You are a great bunch!
We survived Jeanne # 4 and just got power at 10PM so that I could send this email. We were without electricity for over 14 hours which is actually excellent since Charlie was out almost 5 days. We turned the generator on about noon and were able to use a small TV for news coverage of the storm, a fan which did an awesome job cooling us off and our refrigerator so that we didn't have to throw out food this time. That gets expensive!
It is still kicking up a little wind and some rain. Jeanne hit Orlando at Category 2. We haven't been out in the back yard to check things out but from what we can see from our boarded up windows, it doesn't look too bad. We still have curfew until 6am Monday. One small tree in the front yard is down AGAIN. It has hit the deck with all 4 storms, poor thing.
It is good to be back in the 21st century with lights, TV, DVD, computer and AC. We still have 2 months of this to go as hurricane season doesn't end until November. I pray this is the last but we will refill our hurrncane pantry just in case.
Jan hang in. Ann, glad to hear your daughters did fine. Heard Coral Springs got through unscathed. How about the rest of the Floridians on this list?
Marsh (MArshArt) in Orlando ---
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