We finally have power again. It is so good to be home. I definitely take electricity for granted but I will try to remember to thank God for it daily. Basically, without it, I would have no life. No ice, no dishwasher, no laundry equipment, no lights, no air, no heat, well..this list could go on forever.
I came home yesterday and cleaned out my fridge, threw everything away and packed up most of our clothes, medicine, etc. and took it to my Mom's. Of course today I had to turn around and bring it all back but that's the least of my worries. Wait, I have no worries except for worrying about my neighbors who have big worries. Several of them have moving trucks backed up and they're loading up what they can salvage. I wish I could help them today but I have not slept in two nights and my eyes are half-closed. I just can't seem to relax. Maybe now that I'm at home I will get a better night's sleep.
The road that is one over that took the heaviest hit opened today. There is a brand new neighborhood behind my neighbors across the street. It was a field until about a year ago. The houses are only 6-12 months old, if that. They were all destroyed. That neighborhood is so new, I can't imagine what those people are thinking. After they just went through building a house and moving, now what? It's awful.
I will try to get out and take more pictures tomorrow. We're supposed to go bowling with our home school group but according to my friend, the pic from my first post about the tornado is of the bowling alley! So I don't know if it's even still there. Guess I should call. I think I just need to stay home, get my house clean, do laundry and go to Walmart and buy more condiments.
Just wanted to update you all. Thanks for your support. Stay cool!