So, all day yesterday I really wasn’t sure what would happen. Or if people would be trick-or-treating…or if stores would be open (can the employees even get to work?!)…but I decided that a) we’d watch out the window to monitor the action and b) even if there was no action, we could still get dressed up and walk around. :)
But…it turns out, our street was hopping. Most of the stores were open with buckets of candy ready. Our neighborhood usually trick-or-treats early (maybe it’s safer? maybe we need to get it done while the businesses are still open? not sure really…) and we hit the streets around 4. And some places had already run out of candy! At 4! The action this year felt like it started extra early to me…maybe since school wasn’t in session.
But we did our rounds and got A LOT of great loot! (and loads of perk-up-my-ears-compiments on the boys’ costumes!)
It was SUPER fun and the boys did great with their “trick or treat!” and “thank you!” and picking out some chocolate from those buckets of goodies to give to their hard-sewing mama. :)
We found out today that schools will be closed for the rest of the week. Which makes sense…but its getting a little nerve-wraking with my stir-crazy boys and their stir-crazy mama. Dave’s been working from home since Monday afternoon…which is good…but we are really cooped up! Our playground has trees down, our regular hang outs are closed and it doesn’t feel safe yet to go anywhere. Which…compared to what other people in our area are facing…is pretty small potatoes. While we were out trick-or-treating I saw a woman that works at Isaac’s school, and she told me that the bus company they use lost 50 buses in the flooding. 50 buses! It’s a total mystery to me how this city will get up and running again. But…I’m sure it will. :) It’s just a matter of time.
Thanks for all of your well-wishing and news-watching and concern. It’s been so nice to hear. :) And now to keep these boys from driving me and each other crazy! Wish me luck!