Half an hour before they got in, I called Ryan's cell phone yet again to see how close they were to home-- I was petrified because the news had said sections of I-94 between here and the Dells were closed due to flooding.
They'd warned that road conditions were "extremely dangerous."
Ryan's cell didn't answer, so I left a message.
I tried again.
I called Joseph's cell phone.
Still no answer.
By the time they finally walked through the front door I was a basket case.
Apparently, Joseph's phone had died, and he'd been using Ryan's cell phone to take photos of the flooding they saw-- sections of the highway were literally under water.
But they're home safe, and the tornado warning has finally been lifted (though we're still under a tornado "watch" until 2am).
It's storming like bejeezus out there-- heavy rain, thunder, lightning, the works.
But we're all fine.
And if I get the chance tomorrow, I'll share details of the actual field trip.
Thursday, June 12, 2008