Just an FYI all of these pictures were taken on my iphone so they are of poor quality.
Probably taken in the dark by candlelight or flashlight...so some have my blog name others don't.
Picmonkey was acting crazy and I figured
if you wanna steal my crappy hurricane pictures, go ahead.
So Monday @ 1pm
We decided we were staying.
Brian's mom, brother, and grandmother left.
(hindsight = I should have left as well)
Storm was still a tropical storm and they kept assuring us that when it hit land it would be barely a Category 1 hurricane. We were sure we could ride it out and we would be fine.
It took ALL NIGHT Monday and ALL DAY Tuesday for the storm to arrive.
FINALLY around 10pm on Tuesday night the weather started to get bad.
About 11:30pm the electricity went out.
And look who woke up!
Ben Henry was up ALL night.
The weather was pretty scary that night.
The wind was blowing all over the place, it was loud and beating against the windows.
I did NOT enjoy being awake.
I wish I would have taken a sleeping pill of something truthfully.
Brian and I slept ( well tried) with our heads at the foot of our bed
b/c the wind & rain was beating against the windows so loudly.
This was the next day and a half!
Flashlights, candles and a radio!
Can you see Eli's face?
He did not like being without power.
He kept asking? Can I just try to turn on the TV, and just see if it works?
We did have the smarts to think to charge our laptops before hand.
we were able to watch a few movies each day.
Here we have the Lion King-
--insert your own rendition of the African entrance song here--
Finally on Wednesday afternoon, we had to get out.
My grandparents had a generator.
We were charging our iphones in our car, but nothing else could be charged in there.
So off we headed into the remnants of the storm, we were safe I promise.
Ben Henry and MawMaw Alice playing chase the flashlight.
Whatever gets you through a "Hurrication" right?
We were there for a couple of hours, we were able to gain a little sanity back.
The kids were able to interact with other people besides us.
We came back and watched more movies.
Thank GOD for that laptop!
By Friday we HAD to get out of the house.
The weather was better it was just a light rain, so we decided, let'em play!
But THEN, we HAD to have a bath.
And they were asking us to conserve water b/c the sewers could possibly back up due to lack of electricity, but seriously, they had been playing in rain water!
I think they enjoyed it!
By Friday the storm was officially over but the devastation around our area is very widespread. Just a few towns over where there is NO levee protection whole communities were DEVASTATED. My cousins house was completed flooded up to the top of her doorways. She has lost everything. She is grateful that she and her family had evacuated and that they were not there or trapped in their home. She has 3 boys under the age of 6 and they will have to rebuild everything. But as she says the most important thing is that they are safe and they are together. Everything is replaceable. They are not!
There are many people still here without power. We just got power back on Saturday night. That many days in a house with two children with no power is MISERY. It will never happen again. I will never stay again. No matter the storm. I will be evacuating! Just as my cousin says, things are replaceable people are not.
Please say a little prayer for all of those who are suffering still from the effects of this storm!