Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A bit of an update

Today is day 2 after the tornado and life is looking better :)  We have such good friends and they have been there in every way for us.  We have a generator hooked up and it is keeping the refrig and two freezers running so we'll be able to save the food!  I made a pot of coffee this morning and it feels like things are getting back to normal.  I'm at a friend's house doing some laundry and using his computer.
THANKS to all of you for your well wishes and prayers...I appreciate it so much :)
Here's some more pictures of home.
We have tarps over the roof of the house as most of the shingles were blown off.  Looking forward to the insurance, rural electric and our electrician coming.  There's no water or power as the poles were ripped from the ground....yikes!  HOT wires!
Thanks for your support and I will try toi check in in a couple of days.

24 comments:

Teresa said...

Everything will be well soon! A big hug!!

craftattack said...

Jan, it sounds just awful, you are being very brave about it. Glad you got some good friends who are helping. Hugs, prayers and sparkles, Valerie

Netty said...

Oh Jan, I never knew about this, so have just gone to the post below. Such devastation, but thank God you are all safe.
My thoughts are with you my friend, Annette x

Terry said...

It truly has been a terrible tornado season! How wonderful to have friends helping you with this mess. Hopefully the insurance and others will be quick to get you back on your feet! Glad you had some coffee!!! Take care and big hugs to you my friend!

Pauline said...

My oh my!!
Wishing you all the best, thinking of you!!
Hugs!

sharon said...

Sorry to hear about what happened. Think positive...You are ok. Sending
love to you and yours. Hope its not too long until you get back to normal.
xxxx Hugs Sharon.

busymartha said...

You certainly sound like you are handling this disaster, don't think I would be so cheery. I hope all is going better in a few days, sending good thoughts your way, Marilyn

Ania said...

Wow! Fascinating and scary and not fun at the same time...glad you're well! And best of luck dealing with the practical&bureaucratic stuff to come!

Sandy Davis said...

I didnt hear about the tornado there either and I am so glad that all your family is safe!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I'm glad you and your family are ok. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Regina

Ann said...

just stopped by today to let you know you are still in my heart and prayers!!! xo

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

What a terrible thing to happen, but thank God everyone is unharmed!. All of that "stuff" can be replaced. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Kim B said...

Oh goodness. Glad you are ok. Hugs and prayers. Kim xx

In Love with a Bug said...

I am so sorry to hear that your home was impacted. I hope things will get back to normal soon. I am glad to see that you still have a positive spirit and that your friends and family are helping you out. Hugs, Melanie

artistamyjo said...

You and yours are in my thoughts Jan. It looks terrible but thankfully no one was hurt.
From across the miles I send you big hugs and much love.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, so, so scary, Jan.....especially the part about the live wires. I'm just praying that all the repairmen and insurance people get out there quickly so your life can get back to normal.

Mina said...

I have found you via Ann and just wanted to stop in and tell you I am so sorry for your loss and so glad that you are safe. Sending many blessings to you.

Jingle said...

Yikes, Jan! I am so glad everyone is okay. I really hope you are able to get some normalcy restored soon!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am so glad you are okay and have friends you can depend on if need be. I haven't been on the computer much, so knew nothing of this. I hope your insurnce and utilities are taken care of quickly. Sending a warm hug to you. Hope it helps some. Wish I could do more.

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Jan,
so very sorry to see you were hit with atornado. As long as you all were safe, the rest will sort itsself out. Do take care of yourself during this time. Sending you support thru the internet. take care, gerri

Vicki C said...

So sorry Jan!! But so thankful you and your loved ones are ok. Keeping you in my prayers!

Georgee said...

Only the best wishes and my prayers coming your way. May all be accomplished soon so your lives may get back to normal.

1CardCreator said...

Oh my Jan, I am so sorry I had no idea! I am reading through the posts backwards. It is so fortunate that you are all safe, I am glad you have a wonderful community to help you through this. You are in my prayers hon, big hugs to you!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, I started ready from the first post too! I can't even imagine how you much feel. I think you sound very marvelous considering. I hope everything works out with all of the different things you will need to recover everything. Thank goodness no one was hurt.