The City of Calgary is still under a state of local emergency due to significant flooding. Safety remains the number one priority for the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and partner agencies. And we are not alone...25 communities in Alberta are still under a State of Emergency.
3 people have died. 2 in High River and an 83 year old woman who stayed in her home in Mission. Her death has not been confirmed as associated with the flood...but friends who went to check on her found her.
We are being asked to stay out of downtown for another 2 days. Building owners and managers CAN go into the buildings for an assessment on their properties...Once things have been checked out the City will come look at it before any building can be opened to the public.
ALL CBE & Catholic schools are closed until at least Thursday morning....
So yesterday I was talking to the kids and trying to talk to them about 'Strangers'. It is obviously a hard lesson to teach to a 4 & 6 year old-because you are trying to maintain that balance between being safe but not scaring them TOO much. You don't really want to reveal what bad things bad people can do. And you also need to figure out a way to explain just WHO a stranger is.
Anyway. We came up with our code words, and I walked them through a couple of possible situations (i.e. 'but what if they tell you that their puppy is lost?? Or they offer you lots of candy?')
Later on I had a chance to go back to the lesson with Addison. We were driving & I she brought up Parker's code word and said it was kind of funny. So I asked her what ...
This morning we spoke with our friend Brian who lives in Windsor Ont & listens to us online. He told us that he is getting excited to go & see Willie Nelson performing at a casino there at the end of the month. (SO jealous!!)
It reminded me of this song that Willie covered. It's a Pearl Jam tune-and he sings it with 2 of his sons. I find it just soooo beautiful. The combination of his voice & passion, the lyrics, and the coolness factor of being able to perfom with your kids.
Take a listen: http://youtu.be/bausG809hv0