Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Camping At Home

We've been without electricity since Sunday afternoon.

Strong winds swept across Louisville Sunday, and half the city is still without power. Trees are down everywhere you look. Nearly everyone has piles of branches and debris set out at the end of their drive.

We had almost no damage to our home (just one small piece of siding blew off), though the yard was a mess. Neighbors down the street were not nearly so lucky. One house sits crushed beneath a huge tree.

The seminary cancelled all classes and activities for the week. Ken is also out of work for the time being because the Macaroni Grill has only partial power. We are hearing mixed reports about when the entire city will be back up and running...anywhere from five days to a month.

So, in the meantime, we are eating out of a cooler, cooking all our meals on the BBQ grill, eating outside (the weather is gorgeous, praise the Lord), using the laundromat, and taking cold showers.

Essentially, we are camping at home.

But we have so much for which to be thankful, and we are remembering often that this is all mere inconvenience compared to those affected by Hurricane Ike.


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