I'm writing from work because we still have no electricity at home. Our power went out during the worst storm I have ever personally experienced on Wednesday at 7pm and hasn't been restored yet. Sigh. Our beautiful maple in the front yard that is probably 50 years old came down and is completely lost. Most of the trees in our neighborhood are gone. Then, sadly, our basement flooded because the sump pump runs on electricity and we had no electricity. All the boxes I had yet to unpack from the move got soaked. I lost hundreds of files and other things. Sigh. Thankfully my students came to our aid and a large group of them came to my house to help us get the things out of the basement. The back yard was strewn about with stuff hoping it would dry. They worked so hard.
I threw my hips out again. Sigh. So today I am walking with my nice old lady walker. It helps me a lot. I just wish the pain would get better! Ugh. I'm gonna go home and look for some pain medicine.
It's been a tough week. I overworked on the basement and we are exhausted from all that's happened. The good news is that as we sat in the basement praying during the storm we asked God to protect us and our neighborhood that we are reaching out to. With all the trees down, not one house had a tree on the house. That's amazing! :) Michael walked around the neighborhood yesterday to assess the damage and talk to neighbors. He said he met a lot of people.
I haven't had time to get to my email because we are out of power and I've barely had enough time to get in to the office to make it to classes and meetings. Maybe sometime this weekend if the electricity gets up and going we will be able to save our perishable food and start to use the computer at home again. :)