Thursday, September 18, 2008


We had scheduled a cookout for Sunday afternoon, right about 3pm. I cancelled it after looking at the weather forecast, and boy am I glad I did! The aftermath of Hurricane Ike hit central Columbus area, and we were without power for only 10-12 hours. Well, we weren't actually without power because years ago Steve had wired our house to hook up a generator, because
 we do lose power quite often out here in the country. So after hearing our neighbors generators running, we decided to give it a try, and WOW, we had power for the entire house! We had to watch the Cleveland/Pittsburgh game, and while it was not a good outcome for us Browns fans, it was nice to be able to watch the game, while doing a load of laundry too! 

The boys were out of school Monday-Wednesday, which left Clayton helping Dad clearing the trees, while Andrew worked at his job at Chick-Fil-A. We had 4 - 5 trees split and we lost portions of these trees. It makes me sad to lose any trees, because they truly help keep our
 house cool, and they are great shade trees for photography! Sometimes I think I wouldn't mind losing some of our walnut trees, because I bet we have 1000 walnuts laying on the ground, the driveway, the back patio, the front get the idea.

I still have friends that don't have power, and that would be awful. My prayers are with you!
Check out our pictures, and a couple of these images Andrew shot. He is becoming the budding photographer!