Thursday, September 18, 2008

We made it through IKE

Our house ready for Ike
Boys camping in the bathroom
House after IKE, my poor trees...
Clint and the neighbors cleaning up the yard
Dinner every night with the neighbors

The Jasper family made it through IKE, and believe it or not it wasn't that bad. We ended up staying home, stocking up and boarding up our bedroom window and our bathroom window, and we bunkered down in our room with the kiddos in our bathroom. We told the boys they got to camp out in our bathroom, so we brought down a mattress and they slept in our bathroom. We didn't have that much damage to our house, there are others in our neighborhood that are far worse than us, but we did have a tree fall on our house, but not much damage. (dang it I was hoping it would take out our kitchen cabinets, but no such luck). The past few days with out electricity has actually been fun, I know crazy. Every night we had dinner in our front yard with our neighbors and about four family's would all come over and eat dinner it was so much fun. Our neighbors were nice enough to plug in our deep freezer and charge Hudson's pump to their generator, and then they ended finding us a generator as well, which was such a blessing!! I even washed a load of clothes in our bathtub and hung them out to dry, Clint was pretty impressed by that! We finally have electricity on and we getting back to normall around here.


Schuyler and Shelley Kutina said...

it os good to hear ya'll faired well. We still don't have power but we have gotten used to it. I fear that when we get power we will forget to turn on lights and carry out flashlight everywhere! Ha! Sorry about the tree it was so pretty.

Kimberly Bledsoe said...

I am glad to hear that you guys are okay! I have been thinking about you lots and hoping the only reason you hadn't posted is because of lack of power. And very impresive with the washing clothes in the bathtub!

Jess said...

Wow, Shan! I am glad Clint was in town... can you imagine doing all that by yourself?

Josharoo said...

Glad you all made it through Ike fine. Bummer that you lost that nice tree.

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