Wow!Thanks for all the support and offer of prayers y'all! It really means more than you could ever know.
To answer some of your questions....
Most of the critters are ok. I lost a lot of my poultry tho, either to the storm itself, or wandering dogs after the storm.
Our house.... we were very lucky!, it IS still standing & in one piece. But... a tornado blew a path right down the side of it. This lifted our bedroom up off of the foundation blocks and moved it over by about 4 inches. So we can't open any doors and there is a very obvious slope downward (kinda like the bedroom is fixing to fall off of the main house.
Our laundryroom/pantry/mud-room on the other side of the house is the same way, except it is actually torn away from the main house, leaving a 3 inch gap where the wall meets the ceiling.
Were we thought we had curled up shingles, we actually have buckled wood on the roof.
80% of the pipes under the house have been blown off of the house or came off when it shifted.
But the biggest problem right now is ice and gas.
We have enough gas to last us several more days for the generator (that we use to run the freezers a few hours a day)
and have enough ice to make it through today.
Ice.... we will need ice!!
everyone here does.
they are getting angry.....
and beginning to have a mob-like mentality.
a cooler of ice or a gas can looks better to most thieves right now that a diamond ring.
We keep hearing on the radio that ice and water trucks are coming and such and such time at the school...
everyone uses gas to get there to wait in line....
and no trucks show up.
This does not make for happy people.
Our new motto = You loot, We shoot.
it sucks.... but we have to protect our family above all else at this point.
all in all we are doing fine...
I can cook anything over a fire that I could cook in a full kitchen.
The kids are doing pretty well right now... We have no idea when the schools will re-open because they say 4-6 weeks with no power.
God smiled on us and gave us a nice little cold front to pass through yesterday.
Things would be awful in 100 degree heat!
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