Things are not back to normal, and likely will not be for a very long time. But First and her husband have begun throwing out their wet things. They've started preparing for what's next.
For the first time in days, First could see some grass again; you no longer needed a boat to get around the yard of Camp Chaos.
First and the dogs got to go outside and walk, not swim. Being able to do that felt like hitting the lottery, she says. Even the three terrified dogs started seeming like themselves again.