4:30: Storm. Power goes out.
4:31: BubTar asks, "Does the XBOX take electricity?"
4:33: BubTar asks, "Does the DVD player take electricity?"
4:34: BubTar asks, "What about the TV in your room, does THAT take electricity?"
4:35: BubTar asks, "And the XBOX 360? I guess that one takes electricity, too. Or maybe not?"
4:36: I suggested he go read some comics by window light, because they do not need electricity.
4:43: Plug his portable DVD player into the battery back up system. 13 whole minutes without electricity. We are clearly not made of pioneer stock.
4:45: I do my homework by the light of the window. Later I realize I skipped over about 7 problems because I couldn't see that they were marked.
6:00: I leave for class. Josh takes the kids to his parents' house for dinner. Still no power.
10:00: I call from school, after my class is over. Josh says they are home, but there is still no power.
10:07: I call my parents, they have power and two spare rooms.
10:26: I get to our house, Josh and the kids are in the backyard, playing by campfire light.
10:30: I go in to pack up our stuff, by lantern.
11:00: We get to my parents' house and unload. KayTar tells my dad, "I need to get in my bed now. I need to sleep." Despite her ardent wish for sleep, the kids have to be bathed because they've been rolling around outside for hours.
11:30: KayTar and BubTar fall asleep. KayTar was so tired she fell asleep while a Franklin movie was on (to quiet them down from all the excitement). She never passes out like that.
6:30: I wake up. Coffee time. I am subjected to FOX News way before I'm ready for it.
7:00: BubTar wakes up AND wakes up KayTar. This is WAY too early for KayTar. WAY. TOO. EARLY.
8:15: We are all ready to go. Load in the car. Drive by our house and let the dog out.
8:35: Drop BubTar at VBS.
8:36: Drive to KayTar's camp.
9:20: Drop her off.
9:30: Do homework at Borders.
11:00: Drive my mom to fabric store downtown.
12:00 Browse vitamin section at Whole Foods.
12:30: KayTar's recital and luncheon.
2:00: KayTar passes out as soon as we get in the car. She's so tired I can't tell if she is going into an episode or is just deliriously tired at first. Verdict: Deliriously tired.
2:30 Pick up BubTar from my dad. He's clearly getting sick with the cold I've been nursing. Yay.
3:00 Get home. Sweet, sweet home. Ahhhhhhhhh.