Most of you have read Paula and Greg's Blog and saw that we were hit by the winds of the hurricane. It was quite funny that we were watching and hoping they wouldn't get hit too bad, and they only got a half inch of rain. Then the winds made it up here and did major damage. Quite rediculous, actually.
Schools were closed today and will be closed tomorrow also. Even I didn't have to go to work and I ALWAYS have to go to work. There is always office work to do at schools, but if there is NO electricity and NO phone, there is really nothing we can do.
We were the lucky few. Our electricity came back on at 4:30 this morning. They said there were over 300,000 without electircity yesterday. They restored 85,000 and there are still 215,000 without electricity. 62 out of 90 electrical substations have been damaged. Many of our friends still do not have electricity. We gave Ed and Francey our generator and they loaned us their chainsaw and help today. John's chainsaw broke and we definitely needed one. Some of our neighbor men also came over and helped cut down and pile up branches and trees. CJ was an amazing help. As you can see even little Talley was really helpful.
We did not get an ounce of rain, it was weird. Funny this thing gave us as much trouble as we had in the past in Florida. Thank God we didn't get hit full force by the big thing.