Just in case you want to see how bad the rain and flooding were (Not my photos or video, but worth viewing):
Photos of downtown Charlotte Amalie -
www.facebook.com/album.p hp?aid=45063&id=1000001927 85924&ref=mf
... Read more
DH and I like a certain place for breakfast or brunch. We're kind of regulars, and we run into a lot of friends down there. So after synagogue this morning, we went over for bkfst.
Now, the front room is the regular deli, and this is wher... Read more
My luggage arrived this morning - we were on the last flight that made it over. Between the increasing wind, more rain, and the debris in the harbor, the seaplane stopped running yesterday. But the 7:30 AM flight made it, and they called to te... Read more
The other woman stranded with me suggested we get to the seaplane early - so right after bkfst we got a taxi over. We only waited 2 hours before the weather cleared sufficiently - but this was still 1.5 hrs earlier than our scheduled flight. W... Read more
8+ inches of rain in the last 24 hrs in St. Thomas
6+ inches of rain in the same time period in St. Croix
No wonder we're having so much trouble flying the 68 or so miles between the two islands. Add in 60 mph winds (or so) rushing ar... Read more
Our meeting and workshop in St. Croix went well. We finished at about 3:45 PM and got a taxi to the seaplane, to return to St. Thomas. But the weather has been horrid, with a tropical wave stalled out on top of the VI - and the 1:30 seaplane p... Read more
I got to the seaplane yesterday - it was hot, humid, had been raining much of the day. So I wore shorts and a T shirt top (styled T, not basic T, but still very casual). Sandals.
Others who were part of the same task force showed up in he... Read more
I'm heading to St. Croix in 2.5 hrs for another series of meetings and workshops of the school improvement task force. The meetings will alternate - one month in St. Thomas, following month in St. Croix.
So we're flying over via seaplane. ... Read more
I know the entire east coast of the US is inundated with the remnants of Nicole, who mixed it up with some unnamed storm and seems to have grown.
Now there is something brewing in the tropics. It doesn't have a name (yet), it isn't organiz... Read more
and I don't like it. I bought the cheapest one at the dept. store - just for starters, it clicks when I walk. Yup, I sound like the guy on "Seinfeld" with the mints in his pocket. I click click click with every step.
Second, it seems to ... Read more
My pedometer is on strike!!!!!! The clock is working, but it isn't counting steps. I put in a new battery. I cleaned and dusted it. I took the entire thing apart, and everything looks okay. But it refuses to count steps. Yesterday I finis... Read more
I have to go move 10 boxes of books currently in the office - 5 boxes to the other art teacher, 5 to me - and given the layout of the school, this is a major schlep with the hand cart and all.
I'm not sure who ordered art textbooks for our... Read more
This was the question of a new poll. Actually, this poll showed up in two places on SP. But it was the question I answered today.
Most of the time, I don't judge what people eat. Or judge people for what they eat. I'll try to get DH to ... Read more
We're watching a Sunday morning news show - one of the features was on school lunches in France, and how different it is from US school lunch programs. Not only do the schools expose students to traditionally French foods (yes, escargot and bou... Read more
We have a new program at our school, ballroom dancing. The students have two classes each week - there are about 4 classes doing this. And teachers who have prep periods during the time of the classes have been attending the dance classes. Bu... Read more