Thursday, October 28, 2010

~ Very Bad Wednesday Afternoon and Evening ~

We had a tornado come through here @ 5:17 pm yesterday. The exterior of our house sustained damage to the roof and trim, it took down our front yard tree, and everything is a complete mess :(
me, my youngest son, and of course Katie the kitty were home when it happened and it happened very quickly...we are all ok, just shook up:
lots of trim needs to be replaced:
there's debris everywhere:
my main concern is for the roof...there are some missing shingles but a large portion of the shingles lifted up and then layed back down so they're no longer probably can't tell from the picture but in person it looks sorta ruffled:
we had a landscape contractor come out today to tell us if our tree could be saved and he said that there's just too much root damage :(

the next few pics are of the tornado damage just across the street...notice the large camper trailer overturned and of course the downed fence...on the house next to them the garage door is wadded up and the shutters askew...then on the house next to that a large section of the siding is missing:
closer look at the camper trailer mess:
closer look at the other 2 houses:
I know it could have been alot worse and I am thankful that no one was injured.


ctlogcabin said...

Janet .... So sorry to hear the news, so darn scary Thank God you are all fine. I cant imagine how you guys must have felt being home when it came through. I hope the house can be repaired so it looks like it never happened. Sad about your big beautiful tree.
Sending Big (((Hugs))) Connie xox

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I heard about the tornadoes your way. I'm so thankful that everyone is okay. Now it's just the not so fun part cleaning up. :(

Angie said...

Sorry for the damage caused by the tornado. Thank God you're all ok. It was a scary time last night here in NC too. Hugs to you...

Grammee Linda said...

Janet - I am so thankful you are OK but I know the damage is no fun either!! I hope it all can get repaired ASAP!! sending hugs!!

PrimdollsbyNancy said...

I'm so sorry about the damage but thankful that you are ok! Take care...Nancy

Brenda said...

Oh gosh sorry to hear this. Thank God that you are all ok!!
HUGS to you all!


Constance said...

Hi Janet,

I'm so glad that you all came through that and are safe. I was seeing this system move through on TV and there were some really strong storms. I'm sorry about your tree and home too but as long as you are well those things can be replaced.
Take care,

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am so thankful that you are all ok...but it does take a while for the shock to wear off....blessings, Dianntha

Sheila said...

So glad your family escaped harm and are ok. Sad about your tree though. Looking at the damages of your home is know doubt difficult but can be repaired.

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

So sorry to hear of the damage to your home but thankful to hear that no one was injured. Those things can be so deadly, I know from experience.

Take care and hang in there.


adsgram said...

Janet, I am so saddened to hear about your losses. As you say, though, as long as the people are OK, that is the main thing. I will keep you in my prayers for quick settling with insurance etc. and hoping you are doing better by holiday season. God Bless you all!


Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Janet...I'm so sorry this happened to you but I'm so thankful you and your family are OK. Thank is the most important thing.


cynthialeedesigns said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are ok!! So sorry to hear about the damage from the tornado.
That same storm came through here in Ohio and there was a tornado, but it came down about an hour north of us. It was one scary storm!!
Hugs being sent your way.

rebecca said...

scary for sure. but things can be replaced! so glad to hear that everyone fared the storm. stay safe and well.

Loretta said...

What a scary time for you and the family! What's important is that you are all okay. It doesn't look like there was any structural damage and everything but the tree can easily be repaired. So sad about your beautiful tree. Hugs

Lori said...

Oh Janet, I am so sorry for all the damage your house and neighborhood sustained but thankful you and your family are alright. The biggest of hugs, Lori

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

I can't believe all the tornadoes in the last few days. Thank goodness it wasn't worse and you are all okay. I feel bad for your pretty house and beautiful tree :(

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh Janet, I am so sorry to hear of the frightening weather, and home damage! It is good to know that you and yours are safe and sound.

Blessings and prayers are sent your way...Judy

margie said...

I'm so sorry Janet,I was thinking about you up there,the winds down here were awful,minimal damage,we did lose internet service and didn't get it back until late this afternoon.
Glad you are ok and feel so bad about the damage to your beautiful home


LeeHillPrimitives said...

OMG!!!!My friend, I am so sorry about the house's damage but thankful that you and your family are fine. Take Care!!!

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Thank goodness your all ok!

The more I look at the pictures the more I feel that you have been so very very lucky, especially as you and Katie were both at home when the tornado struck!

I know how upset you are about your beautiful tree, but possessions can be replaced whereas lives can't, so I am so very thankful that my dear friend and her family are safe and sound!

Sending Hugs,

The Bean House said...

Thank Goodness you are all OK! That must have been a scary experience. Goo d luck with the repairs. I hope everything goes smoothly! Hugs, Karen

Dale~ A Country said...

Oh Janet I am so sorry to see this. I don't know how I missed it.
Thankfully you are okay physically.
Keep your chin up!

ohiofarmgirl said...

How are things going after the tornado...hope all is well. Dianntha

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Oh my! Glad that you are all o.k. and that your house didn't sustain any more damage than it did. I live in Virginia too, but I am in the southwestern corner of the state. I just found your blog while blog browsing and I've signed on to follow. Hope you have a good weekend!