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.


Cinnamon said...

Oh Tricia!! I heard the wind howling all night. But we didn't have near the destruction you have.

My kids always look back on the candle light hours we have, due to storms, as a fun and memorable time.

I'm sure you find that too.


The Pauls' Family said...

Wow! So sorry to hear about your damage! Glad you are all safe. Hope you are able to find a van quickly as we too know how hard they are to find. But as you said, God knows exactly what you need and where it is!

Anonymous said...


Oh dear! From the pictures that you took, that storm must have been pretty nasty!

At any rate, despite some losses, I am glad to hear that you and your family are safe and together. This is the most important thing.

-L. Rose

Ruby said...

Wow that is some stornm! So thankful you are all safe. I love the card playing pic. We were a card playing family and it took me back to some happy childhood memories.

Pam... said...

Oh! So sorry. I will pray that God will bless your family beyond your hopes! That he will provide a van and help your power come back and be safe. That He will be in the midst and be glorified through the storm.

Kim said...

WOW! Your family is in my prayers! I'm so glad that nobody in your family was hurt. Sorry about all the damages...the Lord will provide!!

Anonymous said...

(((Hugs))) I'm so sorry for the damage but praising His name for your safe keeping.

dggp said...

So here are the photos. I heard you found a van though. Sorry for your losses.

Jennifer said...

So we never heard. Did you get a new van yet?