We're so grateful to have the power back on and so grateful to the Knies and Ramage families who offered their homes to us while we were without power. We hunkered down at the house after the storm for about a day and then decided is was just too miserable to be here, so we packed everything up and headed to the other side of town. Such a blessing, it was just way to hot and humid for me being so pregnant and poor Carter was in a constant sweat in his diaper, which we let him run around in all day. We were without water for about 24 hours and without power for three days. Half of the city is still without power. Yes, it sucked to be without power, but we were very blessed to have such great friends who were willing to take us in, and it's not very often you get to have an adult sleepover.
Since returning home we've been picking up the pieces. Mike has fixed our fence, we had to pull up a section of our carpet and air it dry, we still have some shingles on the roof to replace but are in need of a ladder tall enough to get to the roof, we also cleaned out the fridge since we lost pretty much everything that was in it. I am waiting for things in the city to calm down before I even attempt to go to the grocery store. Makes me rethink the whole food storage and preparedness council and I've decided after this experience I am going to be better and smarter at it.
Fence right after the storm.
Fence after Mike fixed it, good as new.
Carter staying cool in his diaper playing outside.
We grilled dinner and spent the evening in the front yard with the rest of our neighbors. Mike even made us smores.
This is the small section of our carpet that was damaged, now good as new.