Joel's Grandpa died tonight. We've been expecting it for a while, and he would have been 93 next month, so it's not entirely tragic. Just sad. He was a wonderful man and we will all miss him. My little Chloe is just so sensitive and cried herself to sleep tonight because she already misses him so much, and is trying to wrap her little brain around death.
The other bit of sad news is that my grandma lost her home in Ramona, California to the fires. She wasn't able to get anything out and only has the clothes on her back and her car. Watching this news and seeing all that has happened there is truly heart wrenching, but it's made me think about how to be more prepared.
I read a little thing that our insurance company sent us in the mail about what to take from your home in case you're in danger of losing it to something like a fire, and thought I'd share it here:
P is for Preparedness
Prescriptions (pills and eyeglasses)
Papers (phone numbers, legal documents, birth certificates, etc.)
Pictures (and any other items that cannot be replaced like journals, etc.)
Plastic (credit cards)
PC (personal computer: download the information or take the computer with you if you have the time and space)
Otherwise, the Neves family is just tired. We've made Fiddler on the Roof a family affair and have been at late dress rehearsals for the past couple of nights. Joel directing the pit orchestra, Bria and her cousins on stage, my sister-in-law working with the actors, me working with the singers, and the younger kids (Chloe, Sophia) just playing in the auditorium till they're tired enough to sleep. Well, until Sophie is, since she's the only one that will actually go to sleep.
I will be happy when it's all over and done with.
(Forgive the disjointed post...almost midnight, these are my thoughts.)