So I have all the kids, who would be in school and are in the country, at home with me today. Seth is sick and Pamela is out for - wait for it - a water main break! They closed the school (and evacuated it in panic mode) for a water main break. (I can hear all my Ghana friends LTAO, right now.) When they called me to tell me that I had to come get her yesterday because the school had no water, my response was "The school in Ghana didn't have water for 9 months out of the year and they never closed the school." They made me take her home anyway.
Now the funniest thing about this is that the water main break that affected the school, also affected my house and making Pamela leave the school just meant coming to a house with no water. The management of our housing complex was nice enough to put a tank in the neighborhood park for us to go fill containers from (which they made sure to point out was not potable - LOL!).
Pamela, being the comedianne that she is, insisted on walking through the neighborhood like this:
Toby made it through surgery and is doing quite well now. Dylan sent me an email saying "I don't mean to alarm you but your sick child has been replaced by a child that feels great and doesn't need sleep." So we're very happy and I thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers!