Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One Week Later

    Our lives have been turned upside down and totally consumed by the aftermath of the tornadoes that damaged several hundred homes last Monday morning. The destruction is unbelievable and so many are left homeless. Praise God there weren’t more than two fatalities. Even though we don’t currently live in our house that was damaged, there are still a lot of decisions to be made – where exactly do we go from here? It’s the last thing I think about before I go to bed and it’s the first thing I think about in the morning. I’m SO tired of these thoughts running through my head and I’m ready for things to be back to normal!

Brad’s parent’s house was damaged really bad as well…I know they are facing these same decisions. They will probably be moving in with us within the next couple of weeks, until they decide what to do or find somewhere else to live. This is going to be a huge change for all of us! We are just continuing to put it all in God’s hands.

Just a little FYI – tree removal is EXPENSIVE! Like thousands and thousands of dollars expensive. Insurance only covers the removal of trees if they are on the house. We had a lot that were down in our yard and they had to be cut up and removed. This past Saturday, a big group of people from our church and close family friends helped us clear off the land around the house. This was a huge blessing! We didn’t have an extra $10,000 lying around to hire someone to do the work. :) Thanks to them, most of the debris was gathered in this one gigantic pile in the front of the house ready to be disposed of!

Now we are just waiting on the insurance company and contractor to give us a final estimate.  I'm SO ready for this to be over with!  Please continue to pray for those who lost everything.

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