There was a large internet outage in our area last night. It went out sometime before dinner and didn't come back on until sometime after ten when I went to bed.
It wrecked a little havoc on our school's spring program, causing there to be two (or was it three?) false starts when the music being used couldn't download quick enough. Thanks to the dad who suggested using his phone's hotspot, as that finally got the program off the ground and let the kids sing all the way through their solos without being cut off.
Meanwhile, I was the bad parent in the front row who ended up having to be texting between the dad and daughter trying to arrange a pick up. Greg was at soccer with Mark, and Wendy was in Pinckney at her last JV game of the season. Wendy's game got over about the same time the concert was 'supposed' to start. A few minutes after the game was over I told Greg he'd better go get her, as there were issues with the concert causing some time delays for me.
So he went, and then - another ten minutes later, Wendy texted that they lost the bus driver. The bus was there, her groceries were there, her phone was there - but the bus driver was missing. They searched the school, the bathrooms, under the bus - no driver.I was worried that she'd passed out somewhere from the heat.
Calls were made to the head of transportation. Calls were made to the athletic director. The trainers tried going through her phone to see if there was someone they could call for insight, but it was locked. Parents drove out to the game to get their kids rather than waiting for the bus to eventually make the 15 minute drive back to the drop off location. Given the circumstances, permission was granted to break the 'must have a note signed by an administrator' rule that normally applies to not having to take the bus after games.
The bus driver showed up without explanation an hour after game's end. Greg had finally given up on waiting for her at the drop off site, so I had taken his place. We treated ourselves to Blizzards at DQ and people watching on our way home.
Day by day.....