Saturday, September 01, 2007

Northwood Tornado

Power is restored in our home. There are still parts of Northwood without power. Looking around town I feel guilty for how fortunate we are to have suffered so little damage when so many have suffered greater loss.
Joe spent the day working at the Grocery store helping out. The structural engineers came and it has been determined that the store will need to be rebuilt so everything has to be removed. He has been busy helping them for several days now. He used to work there before the tornado. He was supposed to work the 4-7pm after school last Monday. Things are very different now.

The High School students will be starting school on Tuesday in a nearby town and the K-6 will be going to a town quite some distance away. I feel for the parents of very young children having to send their young children so far from home.
Jaycee wants a cake with construction equip
ment on it. I don’t know if it is because of the tornado of if she just likes construction stuff. She keeps calling it the big tomato and hopes that we don’t ever have another big tomato come again.

The Red Cross fed us dinner. The tables were decorated with some pretty flowers. We had stew, biscuits, chicken wings, and fruit cocktail. Jaycee also had a banana.

The big machinery noises in our little area have been replaced with the sound of saws, drills, and hammers during the day and they start early and continue until dark. The generators have finally stopped and it is much quieter here. I actually slept fairly well last night.
Huggles and Love,


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Friday, August 31, 2007


This has to be quick. We still do not have electricity. I am struggling a bit. I really did not plan my week to be anything like this one. My thoughts are scattered around and I pick them up and loose them and then stumble on them again. I picked up my planner a few minutes ago and realized I was going to do something about a little girl for her birthday. Jaycee will turn five on Sunday and I have nothing planned. I don't even know what I am supposed to do about that!

Joe and Jaycee watching a tree being removed from the yard....

We are all very tired and I don't think anyone is sleeping well. Since Sunday night I don't think anyone has had more than a few hours of sleep per night. The clean up continues and a lot of progress has been made. There is still so much to do. I will post again when I can.

Huggles and Love,



Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Northwood Tornado

Wow! Two posts in a row? Amazing!
Our town is still without power. Please leave your comments on the previous post. Look there to get the information on what these pictures are about if you don’t know yet. I will try and post again when I can. I can’t do any blog reading to catch up with your blogs until the power is restored. We are running a generator for power and computer time is very limited.

Huggles and Love to all.

These next twelve pictures are where Joe was starting 9th grade on Monday August 27, 2007. The power here has not yet been restored and we do not know what the children are going to do for school. Classes have been canceled for the week.

More pictures from around town.....

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