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7:45 PM Today was Shatesha's last day, although Sophie was quite nonchalant about the whole thing. For the most part, it was an ordinary day, with one exception--Susan had a little fender-bender on the way to work this morning. Turns out, with the intensity and angle of the sun, she could not see the brakelights on a school bus that had stopped in the road to back up into a side road. When she finally realized what was going on, she hit the brakes and hydroplaned off the road (a fire hydrant next to road was spewing water onto the road), missing the bus, missing a guardrail, missing a fire hydrant, but eventually hitting a stop sign, where, of course, she stopped. She was a little bit shaken up, the car has some minor damage, but given the circumstances, she was not cited by the officer who came to the scene. We'll see what sort of repair bill this will bring about. I'm certainly thankful that nobody was hurt and that the car--our primary commuter vehicle--is safe enough to drive.

I guess no matter what I type after all of that will be anticlimactic, but here goes. After her nap today, I took Sophie to Countryside. She still was pretty stand-offish with the other kids, and they were (for the most part) just wanting so badly to talk to Sophie and love on her. I'm sure everyone will get used to it before too long and things will settle down. Sophie sure did have a good time playing outside and she is looking forward to going again tomorrow (we'll see how she does spending a whole morning there tomorrow). When I asked what the best part about going to Countryside was, she said, "Seeing all my friends!" Well, you could have fooled me. As we were leaving, I got the chance to finally meet Deanna Tew, so that was nice.

Susan and I were commenting on how quiet it's going to be around here if Sophie is back at daycare, if only for half the day (we're going to start her with half days to see how she does). It will certainly be different!