Friday, April 29, 2011

Electricity is Back

After 3 days, our power came back on this afternoon. I'm grateful, but also guilty for having so much when so many lost everything. I spent yesterday cleaning out all the food from the refrigerator. I saved a few things like ketchup and mustard in an ice filled cooler. There is a BIG grocery trip in my future!

I also spent a couple of hours picking up the limbs and debris from our yard. Last night hubby and drove around our little neighborhood to check out the storm's aftermath.

It may be hard to see through the car window, but this is a huge tree on a house.
Streets are lined with twenty foot long logs, waiting to be hauled away.
And Alabama Power trucks are everywhere.

I just heard that a member of our guild lost her home. So sad. There are sad stories all over our state.

1 comment:

Dora, the Quilter said...

I'm very glad you're fine.
All the trees down for hundreds of miles, many of them high quality wood, make me wish lumber mills still existed in much larger numbers. It's very sad to think of all the wood that could be milled, aged, and used and is unlikely to be because times have changed so much. On the other hand, it was great to have modern radar warning people to take cover because they were likely to experience a tornado in 6 or 19 or 23 minutes.
Very glad that you lost no more than some food.