The BIG BAD WOLF was certainly trying to BLOW our house down this past Tuesday. . .He howled and blew and blew and blew with WIND up to 80 mph. . . drenching RAIN and a little HAIL to boot. . ..We huddled inside. . .HOPING and PRAYING that once the storm was over, we'd still have a home. . .and barns. . .and buildings. . .
BOOM. . .BOOM. . .BOOM. . .BOOM. . .CRASH. . .There went the porch roof. . .CRASH. . .SHATTER. . .BANG. . .There went the glass in the garden shed. . .BANG. . .BANG. . .KERPLUNK. . .KERPLUNK. . .KERPLUNK. . .KERPLUNK. . .KERPLUNK. . .There went the porch rockers, tumbling over and over and over again toward the field. . .WHAT'S THAT? IS THE HOUSE REALLY MOVING? . . .yep. . .it is. . .ARE OUR WINDOWS REALLY PUSHING INWARD WITH RAIN POURING onto our new wood floors? . . yep. . .they are. . .Hey. . .THE LIGHTS WENT OUT. . .yep. . .they did. . .
It just went on and on and on. . .I thought it would never stop. . .Once it did, I didn't want to look outside. . .I had that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. . .
The FRONT PORCH ROOF was gone. . .pieces of it laying in the yard and field. . .half of the rest of the porch had been lifted up and set back down. . .nails were sticking up on the PORCH FLOOR everywhere. . .some WINDOWS in the outbuildings SHATTERED. . .minor damage to the SHOTGUN HOUSES. . .with the exception of water in one of them. . .the STORE PORCH was cleared of it's display. . .as was the shotgun and house porch. . .I spent almost half a day WALKING the fields, SEARCHING for lost items, and DRAGGING them back where they belonged. . .Lost all the FRUIT off our trees. . .BUT. . .all in all, we were once again blessed. . .It could have been so much worse than it was. . .Sure. . .We have lots of repair work to do. . .a NEW ROOF for the porch is our priority. . .but it's nothing that we can't handle. . .
I've had emails from several people, concerned about the damage. . .so I thought I'd follow with photos and an update. . .The good news is that WE ARE FINE. . .the animals are fine. . .the barns are still standing. . .and SOON all WILL once again be RIGHT with our world. . .
AND THROUGH IT ALL. . .
POOCHIE SLEPT. . .
I don't know how. . .
Reminding us that. . .all in all. . .
LIFE IS GOOD. . .