Wow…what else can I say…wow…

The wind storm that swept Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania left in it’s wake a path of devastation and destruction.  Considering the intensity and duration of the storm, we were truly blessed.

The big barn took a good bit of roof damage.  We lost shingles, flashing, and guttering on the house.  We lost a good portion of one of the large maples and had fortunately moved the cars just thirty minutes before the tree fell in our parking area.

The power outage is the worst of it.  We live in the country.  We have well water.  The pump that brings us water is electric.

No electricity = no water.  That means no showers, no flushing toilets, no laundry and no drinking water!

The electric company is working night and day to solve this crisis, but quite frankly can’t promise us a return of service before Sunday, soooo…

Greetings from Paris, Kentucky!

What seemed a small tragedy yesterday, has turned into a big blessing.  My husband is blessed to have a position that allows him to work via computer anywhere he has access to the internet.  After packing all of our personal effects, as many frozen and refrigerated items as we could salvage from our fridge and freezer, and Roger’s computer;  we headed to Grandma Beckie’s house and what promises to be a delightful family vacation.

Grandma’s house is lovely.  An enormous house, chock-full of antiques, lots of play space and a super-fun Grandma, the children are delighted to have this time away from home.  So are mom and dad!

I’m not sure how long it will take to have power restored.  Clementine, who is working two jobs, has stayed behind and is periodically checking on the house and feeding the cats.  We’re hoping that power will be restored soon…but, hopefully, not too soon!

In the meantime, our prayers are with those who are not so fortunate.  May God bless those who are still recovering from this devastating storm and special blessings to the brave men and women who are working so hard to restore order in the midst of chaos.

I leave you with a few images from the storm and a couple happier shots from our time here with Grandma…


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