I'm glad you've got your power problems fixed and everything is back to normal.
Yes, the twins are toddlers now. They're keeping me on my toes and getting into everything.
Hope seems to be settling in well. I haven't had a chance to talk with her much yet, but hopefully I'll be able to soon. We just started the fall semester and we had a guest teacher for this fall, so we all got a little bit of a break this semester. I think one of the other teachers were finally getting the two problem students to get along better during summer camp, but we've noticed they're starting to slip back into their bad behaviors towards each other. Their truce didn't last long, unfortunately.
I hope you are able to go through an entire seasonal year without storms. It's a shame you've had to deal with so many.
I'm glad your teens are good at helping with some things, even if they aren't so good about picking up with themselves. That gives you a few less chores to worry about.