Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Falling Trees, Bitter Cold, No Power...OH MY!

This past week has been a little on the crazy side of things. We were hit hard with one of the worst ice storms in Oklahoma history. The ice fell from the sky and froze everything! Due to the sheer weight, trees started shedding limbs and bowing down to the ground.

Early Monday morning of last week, Rachel and I laid in bed listening to the giant Maple tree in our backyard creak, then snap, then WHOOSH!, then CRASH as it eschewed limbs. Several limbs hit the roof. We were afraid that they'd come through the roof or fall through the windows. We have an older home with mature trees all over the neighborhood. It literally looks like either a tornado or a bomb went off in our edition.

I bought a chain saw, and my friend Rob came over to help me trim some trees. Now I have to get all these branches from the back yard into the front, load em up and haul em off! VERY EXCITE!!!

We lost power Monday morning, left and went to the church to work in the heat. Then lost power there. We then stayed at a friend/boss' house with their four kids and our friends the Beckleys with their little guy. All in all, 12 people under one roof...NO ONE DIED! It was like a big sleep over! So, now..power's restored and all is left is the dang tree limbs! When this all started, over 500,000 people were without power. A week later and it's down to 100,000.


Cindy Beall said...

Poor you! We didn't lose power or a limb AT ALL. Now that's a Christmas miracle!

Kyle P. said...

I'm sad I didn't get to saw-o-nize some tree limbs with you! I LOVE chain saws! BRRUMMM BRRUMMM!

The Beckley's said...

We sure were cozy spending 3 nights w/the Henslee's. You guys are perty fun peeps. Let's do it again - under totally different circumstances, of course!

Derrick Henslee said...

Thanks all for the love and devotion! We're game for any sleepovers in the future! I've got another Christmas Miracle to write about soon!