Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Aftermath

Our Yard Before:
(obviously from summer)




AFTER 3/15 Tornado:
That tree in leaf you see in the above photo is what you see now against the house:


House after Clean Up:




Yard After Tornado:



Yard After Clean Up:





A HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful, generous, community volunteers that donated their time, effort, & food yesterday. We are overwhelmed and amazed at both the response and what was accomplished in such a short time. We anticipated that we'd be digging out of this for a long time coming. Now we are all set for the professional crews to come in and pull out the root balls, fill in the holes, take down the shorn off trees, and fix our house! This clean up effort saved us thousands and thousands of dollars! We are so grateful to everyone that came out. We REALLY couldn't have done this on our own. We thought we'd be lucky if we got the tree off the house this weekend... I can't believe the kids can actually play in their yard again. Such a gift of normalcy for them that they really needed. They were scared to come home, and begged me not to make them, for fear of what everything would be like. Things are weird, for sure, it will take time, but not seeing the trees all over the place helps them to forget a little of how scary & terrible it was. So, thank you, you made a difference.

4 comments:

trifitmom said...

wow....so glad you had such a wonderful community

Mrs Furious said...

And Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. Furious is also a wonder, traumatized, stressed to the max she was still able to make, in five minutes,
an actual pinata for Baby's stuffed pig's birthday. Amazing!

Mrs Furious said...

LOL, I didn't just congratulate myself!
Mom? I think I'm still signed in on your computer.

Mrs Furious said...

LOL Apparently you are.

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