5:30am seemed extra early on Monday, August 21. It also marked the earliest date for the first day of learning in all of Cam's past schooling. Our son was ready to begin his sophomore year.
As the week progressed, the nerves subsided and we all started to become accustomed to our new routine. High school students were able to enter through the enormous Huskies mascot tunnel. Cam's former bus driver, Ms. Christy was able to capture the moment.
Thursday evening, a heavy thunderstorm came through our area. Chris and Jane couldn't recall if they'd ever received a tornado text alert, so this one was a bit surprising. The power flickered but we remained intact. The damage in our surrounding neighborhood included downed trees and loss of electricity on other streets. The tornado destruction was roughly 30 minutes away. We were very fortunate.
Friday evening and most of the day Saturday, we were without internet service. We quickly figured out how to improvise. After connecting to a wifi hotspot, we accessed our streaming services from the laptop and projected it to the tv. Cam was instrumental making certain all of the steps were followed.
The water was warm enough to venture in. Cam is more accustomed to his new beach mobile and is much more comfortable.With our beach days winding down, these lakeside moments seem that much more precious.
Cameron is used to dealing with change, but at times, he is frustrated by it. Cam was relaying to his mom that there was a new student who was quite loud. Unexpected noise is typically jarring for Cam. Jane was pleasantly surprised by his follow-up comment:
"I will give him grace, Mom. I'm sure he's probably nervous about being in a new place."