One Big Storm

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Last week we had a pretty good storm. We were out of power for 2 days and because we are on well water we were without running water as well – that’s the worst part for me! I had a few gallons of water in the back room for emergency though and we used our wood stove for cooking, heating water and coffee, etc… We did a lot of studying during those 2 days though as we are learning Biblical Greek. We’re still working on the alphabet and doing it by learning just 2 words a day.
Anyways, we tried going without the internet last month (as to find it was much more convenient to have for our banking so we’re online again), so we still have no idea as to how high the winds were out here. Matthew thinks wind gusts were 70+, I’m thinking some were closer to 100 as they seemed similar to a storm we had here 1 1/2 years ago with gusts around 100 mph.
These pictures are of some of the remnants of the storm. I wanted to get Elisabeth out of the house after being inside for 2 days so I wrapped her up in a sleeping bag so she could watch daddy saw some of the bigger branches for starter wood next year. We have our home up for sale and our power had come on here at 12:30 and we had 3 1/2 hours to get the home ready for 2 parties at 4:00 and 6:30 to look at our home. I ran around cleaning up the past mess of the last 2 days… candles, dirty dishes (no water prior to the electric coming on), and all the other extra messes you have when you don’t have power. Plus I had to get the house clean/ready just on the basics. Matthew picked up all the many, many large branches, mowed the lawns and used the blower on the leaves. We finished just in time. Now we’re just awaiting word from our agent on if the financing went through or not with one of the interested parties.

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