Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tornado Distruction


Hi everyone, I'm up at Micky D's again its been 4 nights and its getting better. Everyone is volunteering and we have water, batteries and lots of help from all the church groups. They say we still will be without electricity for 3 weeks. My hot water ran out so I broke down and went to my daughter's yesterday for a few hours. It was nice to have TV, relax on the back porch and enjoy the peace and quiet. This first picture is of my neighbors house without the roof.

This is Janice across the street from me and my driveway and street blocked by a tree thats 5 feet around. Good news my friend Karass found my mailbox today and the mail. Good thing I had a bill in there and the county didn't care when they brought in the bulldozer to clean the street. I did lose my new flower pot that goes around the mailbox post and all the pretty flowers but thats such a small loss compared to what these other people lost and it was such an old neighborhood you just wonder how many of these people had insurance.
This pic is from my back yard where I had 5 old oak trees at least 30-40 feet tall God was looking after me when they went down on my back porch and shed but never touched the house. I've had Josh & Karass my old neighbors over everyday since the tornado cutting trees, limbs, hauling stuff off to the garbage, raking, they have been such a blessing to me. My mother is fine in Athens, I haven't been to see her but I have called. My daughter had no damage except a tree knocked down. I save my cell phone for calls from the insurance company and other stuff for mom. As soon as I have electricity I'll be able to start making cards just for the stress relief. I'm suppose to get a rental car Tuesday then I can drive to Athens to see her. I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and thank God each time I think about it for my many blessings. I have seen so much Pay it Forward in the past few days I'm delighted to say God was with all of us and is with us all just for the asking. Please know I'm thinking about all of you. Love, Jeanine

7 comments:

Dawn said...

I'm glad your okay, I can NOT even beging to imagine what it must have been like. I was without power for a week in the middle of a blizzard and that was awfull, so I can't believe what it will be like for 3 weeks. God bless you and keep you safe!

Anonymous said...

All the best to you all down there. Please know the thoughts and prayers of so many from around the world are with you. I've talked with a few different people in Australia who send their good wishes; you are not alone!! Some of our NY folks have gone down to help you. Take care.

Cindy Trobaugh said...

I'm so glad you are doing ok. Take care; it cant help but get better and you will better understand how wonderful your friends can be.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Jeanine, I say my prayers for you and all that have been devastated by the storm. So glad you and your family are safe and thank you for the updates. Continued prayers to all.

sas44 said...

Jeanine, You've paid it forward many times so the Lord has blessed you. Good to know your Mom is doing better. Still keeping you and all your community in my prayers. The southern part of Virginia was also hit. Charlottesville only had very high winds which made me so nervous. I can only imagine the stress you've been through. Take care and glad things are starting to improve.

Gina said...

I was there this weekend and it was so sad seeing the destruction. But it was inspiring seeing so many people out helping their neighbors, friends and even strangers. I went to Blue Springs and it was very sad to see that. I am continuing to remember you and everyone in my prayers.

Jennwhite said...

Jeanine, where are you? I saw this on a twitter feed. I'm in Cleveland, and I work for the Museum Center and am a Girl Scout leader. You can find me on facebook as Jennifer Stake White or email me jenn@scrappersworkshop.com. Please call if you need anything, I have access to lots of resources. I hope you get power on soon, there are still about 1800 out in Bradley County!