Last week, and this one have not been an easy time for many folks in southern states.
Killer tornadoes/storms stomped locations in central, and north east Alabama, and areas in Georgia.
Dave and I were in our ‘safe place’ (the Q-Hut at the farm)…we lost power overnight, but have not seen any real damage at the farm. We were extremely lucky!
Mom and Byron lost water; Mom was terrified during the event; but it passed them by without any damage at Calcis.
Probably thousands of people are still without power; and many are without employment, homes, and may have lost loved-ones to the storm/tornadoes.
The day after the disaster — Dave, Brent, and I were in Piedmont at the usual store opening time (Mark showed up later) — the whole downtown area was without power.
As they (Dave, Brent and Mark) moved the meats from the freezers to one a trailer; a couple stopped by asking, “are ya’ll open for business?” Dave and Brent hesitated a moment, then said “cash or check only”…so started a day of running th store with the use of paper, pencil, and a calculator on Dave’s cell phone.
Most folks who came in (shopping by flashlight) were buying food items that did not need to be heated; they had heard the power might be off for 10 days up to two weeks — seems that a major transmission line was hit, and rebuilding it was going to take quite some time.
It’s been just over a week.
I like many people — have caught myself thinking it was Thursday, when it was actually Friday; and then realizing that I had known what day it was, when I started out from the house that morning.
Stress can do strange things…I still hope that everyone who needs help will get it.