We drove up to
During the time of no electricity, we tried to find things to do, although we seemed to be somewhat distracted by all that was happening. God blessed us with absolutely beautiful weather the first few days home, so we spent a lot of time outside. Thankfully, we could use the tap water, so we cooked on our gas stove, and washed all the dishes by hand. Everything took longer than usual. Meal cleanup was longer, because we had to hand wash all the dishes. We are so spoiled by our electricity! By about 7 or a little after, it was too dark to see, so we spent time reading (as a family and silently) watching Dvds on the computer, and just sitting together and talking where there was light! We were blessed to be able to borrow a nearby church family’s home to do laundry and use their electricity (for re-charging things & keeping some of our salvaged refrigerator and freezer items).
Here are some pictures of the hurricane damage at our house and our neighborhood.