Monday, July 18, 2011


   We're still here! I have so many pictures to post when I have time to do it! Life has been incredibly hectic the last few weeks... This past week was no exception...

    On Tuesday Lor, Weston and I went to TG, and that night I got a text message from my maid asking me to call her. My heart always sinks when I get a text like that 'cause I wonder what went wrong... I called and she told me that they had a bad storm up here. Lightning had struck somewhere and they didn't have any electric. Checking into it the next morning revealed that the inverter had apparently been blown out by the jolt.

    I cut out some business that I had planned to take care of in TG, and we headed home. At home it was down to the business of setting a small generator to run the freezer and refrigerator and checking to see how everything survived the jolt. I felt it was God that led me to unplug the sat system, and we both unplugged our computers and the chargers before we had left (which I never do!) My weather station was out, but a reset got it back up and running. Everything else worked fine, which was something we are thanking God for. The only thing damaged was the inverter. That is a big enough loss, but it could have been so much worse!

      God blessed us with a wonderful electrician friend and brother in Christ, who was willing to drop his plans on the spur of the moment and fly down from the States with his wife to install our new inverter. Lamar and Miriam flew in on Saturday around noon and after a 5 hour trip yet to our place by evening we were running off of our new inverter! It was a double blessing to be able to have that short time of fellowship with them while they were here.

      That strike frightened the children pretty bad, and Bethany thought maybe they had lived on earth too long, so God was just going to take them to heaven. :) They get pretty tense when we even have distant thunder, but I think with time, they'll be able to relax again. We're kind of guessing that the bolt might have hit our 60' wind turbine (which has a lightning arrestor on & wasn't damaged), just outside the house. Being on top of the mountain makes our area a prime target for strikes.

      God is so good! "O give thanks unto the Lord, for His mercy endureth forever!"

     This past weekend was a busy one with Rose's baptism, and we're still trying to catch up on everything... Keep checking back, I have lots of pictures to post!!!

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