Today was simply amazing.  It started around 4:30 this morning.  Howling winds, pouring rain, and flickering electrical stuff woke me and Rhonda up.  Just as she was making her way to the bathroom, I wished her a Happy Mother’s Day and the electricity went out.  She had no sooner stepped in the bathroom when she asked me if I had an “accident” because the floor was wet.  Then she realized that water was dripping from exhaust fan!  After getting some towels and a bucket, we tried to go back to sleep.

I got out of bed around 6:15 and took a shower in the dark.  As I left our neighborhood I wasn’t sure if we were going to have church or not because so many trees had blown down and Highway 5 looked like a battle zone.  There wasn’t any electricity at the school when I got there, but as I was discussing with Charles what we would do the power came on!

I got decked out in some Harley gear (pictures coming soon) and cranked up the Harley just before I taught.  But I didn’t drive it because it was HUGE and I didn’t want to make a fool of myself.  Our attendance was way down today.  I’m sure the storms played a role, and I know some people were out of town.

After church and a quick lunch Rhonda and I went to the cementary.  Rhonda prayed one of the sweetest prayers thanking God for her mom.  It was a special time!

We got home around 3:00 and spent the next 5 hours cleaning up our yard.  Several trees had fallen.  The chainsaw was used.  Trees were dragged to the pile.  Rakes were used.  Memories of Hurricane Charlie raced through my mind!  One of our neighbors invited us over for some homemade biscuits, sausage, and grits.  Awesome!

What a day!  I know Rhonda will remember this one for years to come.