This is the kind of thing you never think of til you or your family members are affected. For us, it’s Chad working for as support for the electric companies.
The hotel parking lot is filling up with bucket trucks and people arriving from far away places to help. Chad’s group left Kansas Sunday morning and arrived halfway across the country some time in the wee hours of this morning. Now they wait, hoping for the best but there to help if needed . . and depending on how much damage is done, they could be home next week or in three or four months. For Chad, he’ll definitely miss Addie’s birthday and possibly the first day of school.
When you see those folks out working, far from home and family, working very long hours to help those in need, be kind and say thank you. If you see Chad, hug him and tell him that’s from his mom . . but make sure it’s really Chad! (though a lot of those folks probably wouldn’t mind a hug except for that darned virus!).