Thursday, April 28, 2011

Safe and sound

Flowers005

The storms that have been devastating several states for the past few days moved through North Georgia last night.  Thirteen known dead in Georgia thus far, and about 125 in Alabama.  Many schools in NW Georgia are closed today due to damage, no power, or blocked roads.

We moved vehicles under cover last night, as it looked like our area might at least get hail damage, then we both stayed up late watching the weather news and monitoring the storm progression.  All the bad stuff danced south of Mayberry, so we only got rain and thunder…no damage.

Our hearts go out to all those who have lost family, friends, homes, and businesses as this storm careened across our country.  Seeing the devastation on TV is truly heartbreaking.  Dick’s niece and family in hard-hit Birmingham only lost power for a little while, and have a lot of litter in their yard this morning…small price to pay in the scheme of things.

So the sun is shining here in paradise this morning.  There is no angry wind blowing, the water in the lake is peaceful outside…we are safe and blessed.

Life is good, y’all!

8 comments:

Joy said...

We are indeed blessed. It was a scary night!

barb @iPhoneographi said...

It's just awful, isn't it?! Glad to hear you're all safe. We were south of all of it, thank goodness. This morning we're getting some mighty big thunderstorms, lasting well into the afternoon.

Big hugs xo

Sandee said...

I'm so happy all of you and yours are safe. I was wondering if it would adversely affect anyone we know. Glad I can quit worrying.

Have a terrific and blessed day. Big hugs. :)

Odat said...

Was thinking of you guys...glad you're ok!! This is crazy, isn't it? Well you be careful and I'll keep ya in my prayers.
Peace

ivana said...

Cara Sandy!!!
I'm glad that you had no damage, and now the weather is better!
Have a lovely time in your paradise!!!

Hugs!!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

My 2 b'ham girls are still quite shaken, especially Mabel. She was downtown when it all hit (she works at the big hospital there). So glad they're oka. Stuff we can replace, people we can't...

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a relief!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxooxox

Lisa said...

So glad you were spared! Enjoy your royal party tonight.