There has been no interruption of power since 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. School has been up and running on a regular schedule since yesterday. The ten-year old "Lorenzenmobile" is back from the garage after inexplicably refusing to start at a video store on Monday. Alas, the mechanic had no trouble starting it up on Tuesday. My basement floor that became a little wet after the power outage is drying up and although I still have to check on a few things it looks like the total loss amounts to about four soaked paper backs. Small potatoes, really.
Finally, my husband is on his way back from Hawaii. He has been gone since last Friday evening. He just called. At the moment I'm writing this he is in Detroit. His next step in travel is to fly to the airport in Sagninaw, Michigan and then drive home. So hurray! Everything and everyone I've come to depend on a bit is back or almost back in place.
The best part of this week's hurdles is that I now know I can jump over just about anything put before me. Am feeling a little stronger and more independent than ever. I even found out how handy cell phones can be if they are charged up and put in one's purse. Of course, I now have to readjust to the hubby being home, but I think I can handle that.
P.S. OK, so not everything I depend on disappeared this week. We stayed healthy (knock on wood) and I still had my two sweet boys by my side in our somewhat messy, but cozy home. Best of all, my babysitter (a college student) returned from winter break and was able to provide some much-needed respite this week. Further, four friends provided help in the form of transportation when I needed it, although I did find that assistance is generally easier to give than to receive.