NO school for a week

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Registered: 03-26-2003
NO school for a week
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Sun, 08-15-2004 - 9:29am
Well, hurricane Charley hit bad about forty minutes south of my home. It was my first real hurricane and boy was it incredibly scary. Not living on the coast, we were always under the assumption that we'd never get damage from a storm - boy we were wrong. Our house and my school did not receive the brunt of the damange, but in the areas south of us schools and homes were terribly damaged. As a result, they've chosen to close school for one whole week. I heard at a teacher's house warming party last night. The house was filled with teachers. After the exciting and screaming died down, we realized the real hassle it was going to be. So far we've only had six school days. We saw that we're going to have to revisit lots of things when we return. It will virtually be like the first day all over again. And I'm going to have to load them with homework just so that we can catch up. Oh well, in the grand scheme of things...we're very lucky. Our home and my school weren't damaged and everyone is safe and sound!

D

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sun, 08-15-2004 - 4:07pm

You're lucky. I've been looking at the damage on TV. In the midwest we have

Sherry

 

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Mon, 08-16-2004 - 7:17am
Nothing like a disaster to make you feel lucky!

We were without power for 6 days after Lili, and many of the people with roof damage waited MONTHS before the got new roofs...all those blue tarps on the roofs (or is it rooves?)

And we all felt LUCKY!

ANother vote for business as usual when you get back - we had to make up most of the days.

Karen

 


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