Monday, June 9, 2008

When it Rains, It Pours...

Overall, our house is completely liveable save for the fact that there is glass everywhere and the carpets are soaked. Nate's Saturdays for the next couple of months will be spent doing minor repairs such as fixing the doors, minor roof repair, touch up paint, etc. Our moving truck is coming this Wednesday, so we will hopefully have all the glass picked up and carpets extracted by then. We now see it it was Providence that our stuff didn't come on time, or else there would have been a LOT more damage. We are thankful for home owners insurance, but not for deductibles. :) People have been real helpful. What a way to meet the neighbors!

We are still without electricity. Most of Altus has it back except for our area. It was *supposed* to come back on today, but we know how these things go. We are comfortably staying at the Hampton Inn. It's more inconvenient than anything.

We are just so thankful that everyone is alright and no structural damage occured. The hotel across the field behind our house lost it's entire second floor and people down the street lost their garage. Several mobile homes tipped over and many people had it a lot worse than us. It seemed to be just a tiny short-lived twister, thankfully.

Thanks for all your prayers! Altus has turned out to be a little more adventurous than we originally thought!


Rena said...

What a welcome to Oklahoma! I'm glad all of you are ok!

Erin said...

What a story! Adventure just seems to find you guys :)
You have a great attitude! Hope all goes well with moving in.

bandanachick said...

Oh My Goodness!
I'm so sorry you guys are having to deal with all this! Sounds like you are keeping a positive attitude about it all though.
If you still need help with your house when we come down, we would love to help out.
We are looking forward to seeing you guys!
Ruth D

cowgal80 said...

We are so glad that God was watching over you guys and had you safe at the Mikal's and delayed your household goods. I can't even imagine what you guys must have ahead of you but if I know anything you are definitely much stronger than that "strong" fence and those electric polls. I wish we were closer to help. Take care and keep in touch!
Love the Saffo’s