May 11, 2009

We Interrupt This Program...

Just a note to let the readers of this blog know that I have not abandoned it, but there has been some technical difficulties recently that have limited my ability to be online and post to this blog. A few days ago we had a severe thunderstorm with some very strong winds. Some different towns in the general area reported 80mph winds. I don't think it got nearly that bad at our farm but it was bad enough to break out our bedroom window and so some light damage to a few sheds.

It was very early in the morning and I was kind of in that half awake half asleep mode during the first part of the storm. That is until our bedroom window exploded. That will wake a person up right quick. Hello! I am awake now!Nothing hit it, but one window had blow in unbroken, possibly causing the other window to break. All I know is the glass all flew outward and outside. During this storm our Internet tower was damaged. There is a possibility it might be fixed Wednesday, but only if the pasture is dry enough to get a truck up the hill. I hate to be pessimistic but I don't see that happening. The pasture is so saturated from all the rain right now the water just seeps up out of the ground in soft places where you step. I have only very limited access to a temporary dial-up account right now, but I promise when our regular Internet access is back online, I will be too! Thank you for your patience!

The picture is of a flooded field a few miles from our house. On a positive note, the grass sure is growing from all the rain, everything is nice and green here on the farm.

23 comments:

Esther Garvi said...

Good luck with the repairs, and here's a big hug to all the animals at the farm!

KathyB. said...

I thought the picture was of a lake ! Now that is extreme weather, and I am glad you are O.K.! Flying windows, wow!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Well, Jennisr, I have been wondering about you! I knew there had been storms, and then you were absent. Glad all is well, with a bit of fixing up to do.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That definitely would have woke me up! Atleast it went outside and not in.
I hope things get fixed up quickly for you.

Amy said...

Hope you get it back up and running again soon, we had tornado warnings and storms while we were in Georgia!

Jen's Farmily said...

I'm beginning to feel pretty darn lucky after reading all you guys' blogs about losing electricity and *gasp* the internet! :)

I hope it gets fixed soon!!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

we've had so much rain here in the NC Appalachians, been just miserable. Hoping you get back soon.

DayPhoto said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I am glad you are alright! And I am imagining all your animals!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Pricilla said...

So very glad you were not hurt and didn't sustain major damage.
Mother Nature sure can pack a whallop!

Hope you dry out soon....

Alix said...

Oh my!! Your bedroom window exploded?? I'm assuming that's from the storm and not from... well... um.... nevermind.

So good to see you again Jennifer. I love your blog template!

Jason said...

the rain has me in a funk here. it seems we can't make it more than half a day without getting drenched... the field i am going to plant corn and sunflowers in has been to soggy to work for about 3 weeks now. good luck, i feel your pain :)

Patrice Farmer said...

The rain serves a purpose. Hope everything is well and will continue to be.

farmlady said...

Don't worry about us! You just take care of yourselves. We'll all be here when the nasty weather goes away.

Mama said...

Glad everyone's ok..

Christy said...

Wow, that is awful! What a way to wake up. I hope all the animals are ok.

Cori said...

Jennifer,

You didn't say anything about the animals so I'm guessing/hoping they're all safe and sound. I can't imagine how scary that must have been.

Hopefully you've gone through the worst.

Spring is unpredictable!

Nancy M. said...

Oh my! That would have gave me a heart attack! I am so glad y'all are okay and not hurt. It's great that you found something positive in this.

Linda Hughes said...

Was missing you. So glad you are ok. Things can be fixed! Hopefully better weather is on the way.

Anna Colleen said...

I'm glad you are okay, that must have been scary. Hope your internet is back up soon, dial up is a bummer. Your goaties are all okay?

Leslie Moore said...

Sorry to hear about your weather, WiFi,and window woes. Hope everthing is up and running soon. I'd love to see more pics of kids!

ChristyACB said...

Glad you are okay and we'll be right here when you get back!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Oh, that photo! What a reminder of home. I remember in the Spring as a kid, the whole family would load into the car after big rain storms and drive around to see which fields flooded (not just ours, everybody's) and which creeks overran the banks.

*sigh* I can hear and smell everything in that photo so vividly!

Mildred said...

Thankful you are safe. Hopefully you'll be up and running before too long. Take care.