Friends of ours went to meet old friends of theirs who were visiting from Morocco, and only finally managed to extricate themselves from New York after weathering hurricane Sandy there. They arrived home to find a neighborhood with no electricity.
So our house has been the refuge, clamorous now with French as well as English and Spanish. And we have been eating and drinking and talking and listening to music. And the kids have been entertaining each other running around in the dark playing kick the can.
And today of course the climbing tree was a magnet.
A short video of the tree in action: