2018 Life Logs, Day 62—W-i-n-d-y
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Weather: Still Windy; High 42, Low 35 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

Wow! I knew the wind gusts were strong, but my weather-watching brother-in-law in Florida read that gusts to 92 MPH were recorded in Woods Hole. And I got an email from a friend saying there were recorded gusts as high as 82 MPH in East Falmouth where Heather lives. Since it is always gustier on the harbor than in East Falmouth, I have a feeling that some of those gusts that literally shook the apartment late yesterday afternoon were stronger than I suspected. It continued to be windy all day today and into the evening, and I think the forecast is for windy weather until Tuesday. I still have power and Heather and Jed got power back mid-afternoon. But there are many people who are being told that their power will not be back for two to four days. I have no phone service with AT&T, but I don’t know if that is a local issue. When I went online to try and figure out the problem, I see that people all over the country are having outages. If anyone has a clue as to what is going on, please let me know. In the meantime, it appears that I can receive short texts, but I can’t send texts or make or receive phone calls. I’ll have to go to the AT&T store tomorrow and find out what’s going on.

My day went like this. I got up, exercised, and headed to the high school for the annual Science Fair. Both Sam and Jonah had entries that I wanted to see. But getting there was not as easy as usual. There were trees down everywhere causing detours. I persisted and made it and enjoyed seeing Sam’s underwater rover built to hold an underwater camera. He did this project with a friend and I think they really enjoyed doing it. Jonah’s class did engineering projects at school. His was a building made of paper, straws, pipe cleaners, and fasteners sitting on plastic tubes allowing it to be pulled forward on the rollers and let go like a sling shot . . . and the structure had to stay intact. Jonah’s passed the test. And some of the high school projects were fantastic. After the Science Fair, I spent my afternoon doing a bit of this and that. I completed making granola that I will take to Justin and family in Puerto Rico and I started the packing process. Then I headed to the Goldstones to spend the evening with Sam, Jonah, and Ollie and I am still there as I write this log. Heather and Jed went to a Falmouth Education Foundation gala tonight. FEF supports innovative projects in Falmouth Public Schools that enhance teaching and learning and the annual gala is one way they raise money. So it is a nice night out for Heather and Jed while supporting a good cause. And I enjoyed an evening with the boys. I had planned to take them out to dinner, but when I got here, they really just wanted to stay home. So Sam dove right in and helped me fix a taco dinner. He took care of doing the taco meat with absolutely no help from me. And while Sam and I were in the kitchen, Jonah took my camera and got pictures of Heather and Jed all dressed up for the gala. When did they get so grown up?