Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodbye Irene!

We had some excitement not too long ago when Hurricane Irene whipped through our area! Leaving in her wake uprooted trees, downed power lines, and a bunch of inconvenienced people! We were without power for 5 days, which was too long for me, but shorter than the last time a major hurricane hit this area. My in-laws kindly rescued us, and brought down a generator and a chainsaw. We we're thrilled with the generator and were SO excited at the thought of getting a real shower again, until we realized we couldn't have both power AND water since our water source comes from the church. So...Dad LaVan got inventive, and rigged an old push lawn mower found in the woods as a make-shift transport to get the generator up to the church so we could have a shower! :0) Even though it was in the dark (and quite chilly!), it was the best shower we have ever had in our lives! :0)

Our property didn't have a lot of major damage but we did have some trees uprooted or fallen, and a few shingles fly away. My father-in-law and Luke worked hard getting the trees cut down and piled up to burn. We certainly had a time of rejoicing when our power came back on! :0)

Transporting the generator from the church to the house again so we could have power!

A massive tree at the edge of our woods in the backyard was pulled up by its roots!
Our disaster relief team :0)

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