Friday, May 10, 2019

This Is Why We Prep

I thought I was busy before, but trying to raise a 9 yr old., rebuild what we need to after a F2 tornado (5MPH shy of an F3) hit our house & property & get the garden's going to be a very busy summer. I'm feeling blessed that we all made it thru it, especially when I was on the first floor in front of a picture window when it hit our house. Chick was terribly shaken, but she is now doing well after alot of TLC. Jim & I are spending every day either working or having people come out to give us estimates. We have a huge amount of work to be done.Just within the last couple of days have we finally felt ourselves. This has been a very traumatic experience.
If we had not been so self sufficient we would not have fared as well. THIS IS WHY WE PREP!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Tornado Update

We finally found out that the tornado that hit our place was 5 miles an hour short of an F3. At this point we are still waiting for ins. to show up & it is very hard to keep calm when there is only a tarp keeping the whole house dry & there is severe weather coming again next week. 2 of our neighbors have a total loss. It is raining  now & I am so worried we are going to have issues. Jim has been clearing brush all day. I have been taking pictures of everything he's doing for ins. as well as for us. We have lost most of the trees we have planted since we built the house. Pretty much my flowers are shit for this year, but  one iris bloomed for me this morning. Maybe it's a sign. On a side note.....when they tell you to take cover, do it. Jim & Chick made it to the basement, I did not. I never want to go through that again. I came back upstairs for something & it hit as I was standing  5 ft from a 4ftx7ft window. I never want to hear that noise again.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Our house & property along with several of our neighbors got hit by a tornado last night. We have major structural  damage to our house as well as damage  to our shops. We are alive, shook up, freaked out, but alive. Nothing else matters.