Monday, September 15, 2008

Ike Strikes...Kentucky?

Sunday was a strange, strange day for us. We walked out the door to go to church and thought we would get blown away. The day was right out of Mary Poppins--you know, the scene--"Winds in the east...mist comin' somethin' is brewin'...about to begin..." Well that was the strange part--nothing ever came, not a bit of rain. But that horrible, strong, strong wind never died down, not until about 8:00 that night. And by the time it did, 60% of Louisville and the surrounding area was without power. While we were at church, a branch fell on cars in the parking lot and the roof came off the building next to us--no tornadoes, just from wind. We go to church just on the other side of our little suburb city of Shelbyville and it usually take us about 10 minutes to get there, only because of the stoplights every block. But coming home took us about 45 minutes because there was tree after tree across the main four-lane road. And this poor tree fell down into our very own front yard. Luckily we and all our property were safe. And, Louisville's "up to 75 mph winds" made the national news!

1 comment:

Lynnie said...

you really did fancy up your blog. maybe you could help me with mine now. glad to hear Ike didn't hit you and you didn't get swept away - but what we really want to know is did anybody miraculously show up on your doorstep with the torn up letter you wrote? that's the question.