Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finally- we have power

Today, was a great day!! We were finally able to finalize the kids's adoptions. It was a real treat to drive over to Minot for the court hearing, because we have been living without power since 4 a.m. Saturday morning. We arrived home from Minot and had power about 2 hours later.

Apparently, the blizzard we had Friday night through Saturday night didn't make the national news but it certainly disrupted life her in Northwest North Dakota. The wind Friday night blew so hard that I couldn't sleep in our upstairs room. About 4 am Saturday I woke up when the power went out. We began bailing out our sump pump about 1/2 hour later. Thankfully, we received a generator by about 6 a.m. and it began running full time until 8 tonight. It was so nice to not worry about flooding, like a lot of Williston did. We did have to contend with a downed fence (in four spots) and roofing materials flying all over (we had just had a contractor start a roofing project on the house- winter should have been over, right?) As the storm cleared and we were able to walk around, we saw family after family bringing wet carpet out of their basements. I believe only one gas station was open today and the line was unreal..The grocery stores, which were closed for 2 days, began to reopen as well.

We had a great time sharing meals with out next door neighbors. If you want to see some pictures before I can post them, check out the Williston Herald online addition and please keep our community in your prayers as it gets back to work.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your finalization...even though it was just a formality! :)

    Glad you are back to enjoying the things we take for granted - heat, refrigeration, and stocked grocery stores!