December 7, 2007

The Storm

The biggest storm we've ever seen rolled in on Sunday night. We were without power for 3 days! We hauled and heated water on the propane stove for each of our *baths*. We lost part of our tin roof, and about 20 trees on our driveway! There was no way out.
We spent an afternoon clearing the road...
Kess took a break on a stump, thinking about how nice hot cocoa sounded!
(This picture was actually posed. She'd never really quit on the job!)

Annie kept up on hauling logs too...


Dad got his chain saw out and the chips were flying!
Looks clear!


The 129mph winds blew our doors open...The boys knew the solution:



Thank the LORD for His protection! We live on a hill and the flood water didn't reach our home. All of the trees fell in the right direction. Dad took his air boat and helped rescue with the Sheriff's department in another town. He was interviewed for Kiro 7 news!

(See the part of the cord Dad used to tie down our roof?)
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Psalm 46:1



3 comments:

Amber said...

Wow! Thanks for the pictures! It looks like everything is quite a mess and will take a while to clean up. When Lydia saw the Annies boots she said, "Nannie's oosh!" She knew who's they were!

SisterlyLove said...

What a big bummer!
I'm SO glad you are all okay!
how amazing god is! It was pretty exiting for "the boys" i bet! a very good solution for the doors!
big kisses!
~AIMEE

The Jantzen family said...

Wow! Praise the Lord you all are ok!