It doesn't matter how small the storm seemed if you happen to be the one person who was not spared, that one person whose home was flooded, or whose roof was damaged by a tree, or whose loved one was lost. We are very sorry for those people, and I in no way mean to make light of a serious situation, but I am very grateful that we were spared and I give all the credit to the Lord for his mercy.
We, of course, lost power right away. Our neighborhood is full of trees and we don't have underground power lines. I believe that it should be mandatory for all trees to be cut down near the power lines. The trees hide the ugliness of the wires, but they cause more problems. Actually, I don't know why we have the old power lines hanging in the air anyway. Our neighborhood should get them put underground.
Late Saturday morning, Josh, Sarah, Micah, Jed and Lauren came over to ride out the storm with us. They decided to stay with us, because of the large trees directly over their houses. Our power came and went, until just before noon when it went for the duration. Josh and Sarah's house never lost power! It was a hardship on them having to bring all the baby stuff over and doing without electricity when they didn't have to, but I am so grateful that we had this time with the kids. It really wasn't bad at all, because Bill, our neighbor, brought us a line from his generator! Bless his heart! We powered up the refrigerator, a lamp and a fan.
We spent the day talking, eating and playing games.
We prayed that you would fair the storm well. So what did your family do during the storm?