Sunday night (10-9-11) a large thunderstorm went through our area. Most of us were awaken by claps of thunder and the bright lightning that lit up our bedrooms! During the storm, Dad went to Ford’s pen to get him out and bring him up to the porch because he figured Ford was scared. No longer then ten minutes after he’d gotten Ford out this tree fell!…
It was 75 feet long, and it knocked out the power, seeing that it pushed the pole over, knocked down some of the power lines, and a branch went through the transformer.
We have so much to be thankful for—the tree didn’t fall on our house, our garage or much worse, one of us. God is merciful!
I was amazed at how short the roots were to such a huge tree. This tree was so solid! A short log might weigh 150 pounds or so!
Willie was peering out the back door, wanting to see what the big boys were up to!
Checking out the damage.
Pop (our grandparents were visting...) was going to the store to get some things we needed. But as he pulled out on the our neighborhood’s dirt road he was stopped abruptly by the tree lying across the road! I don’t have a picture of the tree across the road—this is the only one I have. Us, Pop and a couple neighbors got to work trying to cut and move this tree. Yes, another thing to be thankful for! The tree didn’t fall when there was an emergency.
Some cute little observers!
After taking care of the tree in the middle of the road, Pop, Dad and the boys got to work cutting up the tree at our house.
Of course, our ‘big’ worker man Andrew was very eager to help!
About dinnertime, Progress Energy came out and replaced the power lines and transformer, soon after turning the power back on.This experience reminded us all to be more thankful for he great added blessing electricity is. Let's remember to thank God for what seems like the little, everyday things that we can easily take fore granted!
"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."