Monday, April 4, 2011
When I posted earlier this morning, I did not yet know about the damage some family members had from the storm. Randy's aunt and uncle lost a shed, everything off their large patio, a deer stand, part of a chimney and several trees. His cousin and his wife most likely lost their entire home. Half of the roof was blown off, which let tons of rain inside. Their new machine shed was almost totally destroyed. The really sad part of the story is the 2006 tornado that hit our property also hit theirs and leveled their home. The home that was damaged last night was the home they built after the 2006 tornado took their first home. And, in case you are thinking that they shouldn't have rebuilt in the same place, they didn't. The new home was probably 5 miles from the first home. They are either the unluckiest couple in the area, or they are the luckiest. The 2006 tornado was a near miss for their lives. They had just closed the door to the basement when their home blew away. Last night, they were on their way home from a weekend at the lake when the roof came off. No one was hurt in either incident. Wow! I have to say that I am very proud of the men in my family today. Randy took off work as soon as he heard about the destruction, and along with Josh and Scott spent the day there helping. They took trucks and trailers and moved what they could salvage to a storage area. It was a small thing when you see the scope of the damage, but providing the moral support most likely meant a great deal to these devastated people. That's what family and friends do for each other. . . I hope to have the opportunity to contribute too.