Our hearts and prayers go out to the families struggling after Hurricane Sandy. We were blessed not to have any flooding in our backyard or basement this time. Though we're still waiting for the return of our electric, it could have been much worse.
The contents on our front porch are growing! Water still streaming into the basement... Up twice during the night to run the sump pump. Very thankful still have electric!! Waiting for hot water heater to dry out to re-light.
Wonder where we're keeping the stuff from our barn garage? Various places, including the front porch! Even with a water pump running all night long, and a second pump running part of the night, we woke up to 14" of water in our basement. We're back in the drying-out and throwing-out-unsalvagable-stuff process here. Good news: we still have electric and hot water! Thank God!! Lord, your Word says that you're working all things together for our good. (Rom. 8:28) We don't see good in this just yet, but we believe you love us and we trust You! Sunnier days ahead...
NOTE TO SELF: Our next home will NOT be near a body of water that can flood! This time it's me wearing the hip-waders... :) Thank God we have power this time, so flooding in basement is kept to a minimum with water pump going.
Thursday, August 25
Just a normal day in our backyard...
Friday, August 26
A gorgeous day!
Sunday, August 28
Power went out last night at midnight. The hurricane is here...
Monday, August 30
We woke up to a flooded basement
Tuesday, August 30
We're till muddling through... no power or water yet. Ev bought a generator this morning. We're able able to save some of our food and get the rest of the water sucked out of the basement.
Wednesday, August 31
Our electric was restored around 1 pm today, although didn't have water until evening.
Thursday, September 1
Don't have HOT water yet, but working on it! :)
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