Hurricane Sandy left us a couple of presents today – a power outage and an almost flooded house. Instead of completing the 50-million-bajillion tasks we were hoping to accomplish, Scott (and Kurt and Jason and Josh) spent the afternoon getting all of our furniture, electric wires, and whatnot off the floors.
Talk about a close call. We were up to our shins in water in the carport and had centimeters to spare before water entered the house. I took the boys over to the Hilgeman’s fourth floor apartment while the guys sawed up some boards to put in our doorways. And then it stopped raining. A little anti-climactic after all the hard work, but thankful that nothing crazy happened! We spent the rest of the day mopping and cleaning and reorganizing the house.
Noah doesn’t have a room to sleep in since his ceiling is leaking. Seriously leaking. We have no hot water and no washer/dryer since our breaker box exploded last night – half of the rooms don’t have electricity. The growing pile of laundry, the giant stack of dishes, and the haphazardly-placed furniture in the middle of the floor will probably just have to stay until tomorrow.
In spite of the crazy day, we’re blessed. Neighbors across the street were bailing water out of their house all day. I’m so very thankful for my beautiful family and helpful missionary friends and kind neighbors.
Until the next “adventure”!