Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Long Day's Journey Into Night...


Three and a half days with no power and no water. This is what nature can do. Not a nice few days. We hunkered down and did what we had to do. It wasn't pleasant but made it through it.
We were greatful that it wasn't winter time. The storm that came through brought rain and seventy five mile an hour winds. We read by candle light, played cards, ate and did what we could. This tree took down all the power lines on our street. ripped the power off of a neighbors house and blocked the street for ten hours. We were thankful that it wasn't any worse and became closer with our neighbors. One learns to appreciat the simple things in life.



4 comments:

mel said...

wow. that must have been a huge beautiful tree.
sorry to hear that you had to endure that, but yes, be glad it wasn't january. this reminds me to go buy candles - in case something like this happens on a city-wide scale someday.

XUE said...

Such a beautiful tree & so sad that this happened to it. I'm glad that you & your family are safe & yes, thank goodness that it isn't winter yet!

Together We Save said...

What a mess... glad you made it through.

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

Having grown up in hurricanes I have an idea what this can be like. Not fun.

It is amazing how much the neighbors will come together when these things happen.