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Saturday, July 17, 2010

After The Storm.

Big, bad storms are, we've learned, a big part of our summer in Minnesota.

In the six years we've been in this house, we've had more storms than I can count and siding and roof damage a couple times over.

When tonights storm started rolling in I wasn't too worried but as I sat in my house and heard the rain from miles away before it started here, I was scared.

With two sleeping littles, a husband who was 45 minutes away and the wind, rain and lightning, I was a wreck for almost an hour.

At bedtime tonight, I sang the kids that old Sandy Patty song about Noah and the floody, floody and as I heard the storm and the winds the lyrics of the song were going through my head. Especially the part about the sun coming out and drying up the "landy, landy" and everything being "fine and dandy."

The storm ended. The yard is a mess. The pool toys have been scattered all over, the playhouse is unhinged from it's roof and other heavy plastic items are tipped over or moved.

But we are safe, our home is unharmed and there are reports on the news of others who weren't as fortunate. Tornados touched down, there are powerlines down, homes damaged, people inevitably hurt. As I type this, the worst isn't over for many Minnesotans yet.

The worst is over here. Everything here is fine and dandy.

After the Storm

Thankful for this rainbow tonight.


Anonymous Jes said...

Glad to hear you are all ok! Love the rainbow!!

July 17, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger charish said...

We were in Maple Grove. Not even 4 minutes before it hit there. We had to drive trough it. We ended up stopping in Blaine beforre it hit there. Very scary. I am glad everyone is safe

July 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy everyone is safe. Looked like it was a bad Storm !! I heard about it on the news.
Love the rainbow just beautiful.
Love You all
Auntie Laurie.. I'm back. from my wonderful vacation.

July 18, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Now I have that song stuck in my head!! :)

July 18, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Glad you made it through the storm. We lost power and didn't have any for 12 1/2 hours. No fun that's for sure.

July 19, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

You got a picture of the rainbow! I was thinking of stepping outside when I saw on Twitter there was one behind the storm, but my darn camera stopped working on our flight back to Minneapolis. Beautiful, and I'm glad you're all safe!

July 19, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

We missed the whole thing watching a movie in the basement - at least we were safe there! Way in our very back property a boxelder tree came down, but it's small and I'd say we're pretty lucky if that's the worst of it! Glad everything was ok up there too!

July 19, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

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