First, in case you were wondering, my basement is dry. We were so lucky. All the flooding and home evacuations and submerged vehicles and complete loss did not happen to us. We were so lucky.
The kids' school was closed, though, because the sewage treatment center for our area was broken and underwater, so they were asking everyone to conserve water by not doing laundry, running the dishwasher – or flushing the toilet unless absolutely necessary. But we can flush now, so our minescule hardship is at an end.
The Warwick Mall, probably a mile, at most, from where I am, is flooded. The parking lot a lake with oil slicks and the roofs of submerged cars. I-95 was flooded nearby as well, and reopened yesterday after being shut down for a couple of days. So much flooding, so much devastation, so much loss.
Today I've got to clean the house, as we've got a play date scheduled for later today. And I've got some baking to do, and maybe a batch of mozzarella…we'll see.
Back to normal for us. So lucky. So lucky.