Something about a hurricane just brings out the redneck in me LOL.
Although we had no power, we made do.
I hung sheets in the doorways as makeshift doors.
It helps to hold in the cooler air ;)
We cooled one room only with this lil guy thanks to a generator.
I love this picture above.
It reminds me of so many things.
Paper and colors for entertainment.love
Flashlight, rain jacket, beach towel and a blueberry Goosecreek candle.
We were covered!
After days on end, I just gave up the fight for a clean house. LOL
We just sat back and watched the water rise.
Oh and we ate...a lot!
We lost only one tree this storm.
Thank goodness it was not one of my live oaks!
Because of the rising water, we had to hold back on the cleanup.
So we made the best of it..
and "rowed" with it.
Maddy's new "friend" Nathan from down the street came over.
And Maddy's bestie from across the street joined in the fun too.
People wonder why we stay in a place where disasters strike.
We stay because it's home.
It's our life.
It pulls neighborhoods together helping one another.
Just good people.
So as the water slowly crept back to her swamp and power was restored...
I too was restored.
In church, I gave thanks to God for His mercies.
I thanked Him for our community and your prayers.
A friend posted this quote this morning..
God doesn't give us faith so we can avoid trouble. He gives us faith so we can be steady and stable when we go through it.