Monday, 24 June 2013

High and Dry

Last week we got 6 months of rain in 2 days, and that meant disaster for Calgary and several surrounding communities. We are lucky enough to live on high ground and have food and water stored (we didn't turn out to to need the food and water, but it gave peace of mind and saved me from standing in line for hours at the grocery store as people around us did some panic shopping).

The last week of school was cancelled for all of my kids. Carmen and Chloe are disappointed to end the year this way, and not to wrap it up properly saying good bye to friends and teachers. All PAT's in our area were cancelled, and the rest of the diploma exams were made optional. Steven opted to do his Chem 30 diploma today, so his year finished off normally.

Next is the clean-up. Many opportunities over many months, I expect.


Tiffany said...

So sorry! (But glad you're okay!) I have a local friend from Alberta and had heard a bit about the flooding. Hope all goes as well as possible as you work through the mess!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I wondered how this would affect you and your family. What a mess.

Jill said...

That's just crazy! I'm so glad your family is safe and well prepared!