I knew we would be without power so I made cupcakes the night before. So glad I did, it sort of made his birthday special and a little "normal". So we dined on cupcakes by candlelight.
Once the storm was over, we went out to take a look at the damage.
Wowza, I had no idea how bad it would be. There wasn't a privacy fince still standing as for as the eye could see. More trees down that you could count. Holes in roofs, busted windows, crushed vehicles, flooded streets, toppled brick walls, overturned boats and swing sets, you name it! The picture above is out tree and swing set. It fell inches from Zane's bedroom. We had some minor roof damage and David's old project car got pretty banged up by some tin and wood from an overhang off of his shop but all in all we did ok.
We colored by the light of a lantern.
This was our flooded backyard. So glad my house is higher than my backyard!
Well right now we are staying at my uncle's house and thanking God for how lucky we are. Here is a view from the window of the house we are staying at. It's actually my great grandmother's old house so it has a huge amount of senatmental value to stay here. I'll post more pictures of where I'm staying and the damage around town later. Just wanted to let you all know that we are OK ... just without power. More soon!