Friday, November 11, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday ~ A Look at 9 days without power

I'll get to my favorite photo in a minute, but first back to my story...

Day 2:

On Sunday we stayed in and had a relaxing day by the living room fire.  I moved the coffee table out of the way to make room for toys.  The girls were giddy with the fact that they were playing in the "toys off limits" living room.  (we have a huge playroom/finished basement and a family room)  The living room is our sunniest room so we really lived in there. 

We played a ton of games that first day.

card game

We dressed cozy and warm and stayed by our living room fire or family room fireplace. It was a fun first day. At this point I thought it was only going to be one day. (I had still not stepped outside yet)

playing 1

playing 2

playing 3

playing 4

I decided to go for a run. I didn't get very far. This is my usual running route. I quickly turned around and grabbed my camera. Really, the pictures don't show the destruction. Every street was impassable. Every street had poles down and trees covering the roads. I even saw a tree on top of a car! (but I felt funny taking a picture of that, poor family)  I think the saddest part was the demolished playscape in a backyard.  Completly leveled to the ground.  And I know that family with two kids:  5, 3, and one on the way...

tree 1

tree 2

tree 3

tree 4

tree 5

Power lines just hanging everywhere!

tree 6

tree 7

tree 8

tree crack

And for my favorite photo Friday picture...

tree down

So needless to say I knew we would not be getting our power back on that day! And I was certain that there would be no school for at least the next day.

more to come...

the long road


  1. Wow...what a shock to walk outside and see that in your neighborhood. That last picture is amazing.
    Game day sounds like the perfect thing for a stuck inside day! Can't wait to read more....
    have a happy day tara

  2. Wow...that is quite the destruction!

  3. Bless your heart!! I can't even imagine walking outside and seeing what you saw!! I'm glad you all could stay in by the fire, play games and enjoy some time together! Your girls are just beautiful! I can't wait to read more about them. Hoping you all may have your power back!!


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