15 April 2011
The effects of last weeks storms
Last Sunday found us spending lots of time in our basement and living under the light of candles! A few storms passed our way and in doing so took our van and left us with needing to replace our roof. The bright side. We won't have to go too far for our firewood this next winter. In fact, we won't be too far anywhere until we can replace our van. What we are finding too is that 12-15 passenger vans are really hard to come by without breaking our pocketbook!!! Fortunately, we have a great God and we know as always, He will provide.
After a while of living by candle light the littlest ones begged for a movie on the laptop. Fortunately the battery was fully charged. They were just a bit too young for the card games the older kids were playing.
My boys got this solar powered, hand generated radio for Christmas and it came in handy during our time of no electricity.
Power lines were broken in our yard from a tree falling on them and one of the trees began to burn bringing the fire department to the rescue. And with that, my efforts of trying to keep the children from wanting to sit near the windows to watch them work. But the wind and debris was just too much of a risk to have them that close to glass.