Sunday: Cora was baptized and we hosted 35 or so friends and family for lunch. I love our porch! And I love that we can so easily fill it with great friends. I love this city...
|Windows boarded. Can't say I helped much.|
Tuesday: We were still debating in the morning, but I really didn't want to leave as I just got back to New Orleans. We both felt like we would need to stay at some point to know whether it's better to stay or go during a storm (as it's likely we'll be in this situation again). Since Isaac was now back to a Category 1 storm, this seemed like a safer time to test our hurricane durability. We spent most of the day waiting for something to happen. We let Jack out on the porch to burn off some energy. Power goes out at 7:00 p.m.
|Jack helps us clear out our fridge by drinking a PB-banana smoothie|
Wednesday: We went to bed Tuesday night in our downstairs living room. It seemed like the best choice because 1) it was on the ground floor 2) all the windows were boarded up 3) the half bathroom was there and that's our only room without windows 4) it would fit us all to sleep. Jacob and I were up from 1:30-5:00 because of the winds. Jack and Cora weren't bothered by the storm. I'll admit it was a little unnerving when the big wind gusts were rattling the house, but I never was too scared. The storm moved slowly and we were kept inside all of Wednesday. Luckily the storm kept it cool outside. We were able to open windows Wednesday night and the gusts kept us comfortable sans AC. Jack keeps things interesting by throwing up repeatedly, keeping us up from 1:30-3:00.
|When you are stuck inside all day, you do things like draw your neighborhood. Black and red fires added by Jack.|
Thursday: The storm is past and we were able to get out and clean up. We walked around the neighborhood and happened upon bags of ice at Whole Foods (we were in the stroller so we did a brisk walk home). We knew we would lose what was in our freezer so Jacob cooked a big gumbo and we had friends over for dinner on the porch. Jack has been having a blast having both Mommy and Daddy around to play. He's also loved all the friends (big and little) that we've hung out with. He put out several hundred fires around the house. (The best was the one in the backyard during our gumbo dinner when his pants fell down.)
|Now everyone is sleeping in our room.|
|No AC attire. Won't show you what Jacob and I were wearing!|
And yet truly I have nothing to complain about and so very much to be thankful for!