Monday, May 11, 2009

I'll Be Back!

My area has been hit by what the National Weather service is calling an Inland Hurricane. Kind of strange when you live several states from the coast in Southern Illinois!

Due to over 100 mile per winds, we did not have power for a couple of days, and a big mess to clean up, but we were very lucky. Over 65,000 homes were without power all weekend and some still will be waiting many days before theirs is able to be turned on.

There was one fatality, and 50 injured, and massive amounts of destruction, but cleanup is now the largest problem. And the electricity.

My home was not damaged, just left very "messy". (More so than usual!)

My Internet service is coming and going, so I may not be able to post for a day or two. But we are fine.

Thanks to those who emailed me concerned for our safety.

Please offer up a prayer for those injured and for the family of the man who passed away.

If you live anywhere nearby and love to volunteer your time and service, nearby towns of Marion ,Illinois (where my brother lives) and Carbondale (SIU UNIVERSITY town) could certainly use your help. They received the most damage and are more populated. LOTS of trees and debris to be cleaned up. Roof repair/replace, etc.

You can google this storm to read more articles and see photos. Google INLAND HURRICANE, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.


  1. Oh wow... glad to see you're okay! I haven't heard anything about this at all - geez. My prayers are with you - I sure know what a mess this can create.

  2. Glad you're okay and looking forwar to you getting back.

  3. Oh wow! I'm so glad to hear you are ok. That happened here in KY last September and we were without power for a week (I believe ours was remants of Hurricane Gus). My prayers are with you and others around you.

  4. I'm glad to hear that you and your family weathered (clears throat) the storm safely. Prayers for the family that was not so fortunate :( Looking forward to your return :)

  5. I know what you are going through. We had a major wind storm last fall. My parents didn't have power for five days. I am thinking of you and glad that you are ok.

  6. I am so glad you're back and ok. Coming from the land of hurricanes, I know the mess you're trying to clean up. I am here if you need me!

  7. Thanks everyone, for your prayers and well wishes.

    Everything at my house is pretty much back to normal, but not in my surrounding communities. I'll try to post a recipe in a day or two.

  8. So glad you are ok - the weather is so weird this year, isn't it?

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  10. I'm glad your family is is a scary thing sometimes. It can be cruel.
    Looking forward to some more good cooking from you once all is settled down.