Monday, May 3, 2010

The good and the bad

While we were doing this...

and this...
...unbeknownst to us, this was brewing back home (this is a field):

We cluelessly had a wonderful anniversary trip to the Tellico River while Nashville and surrounding communities got pounded -- houses and cars swept away, people stranded on roofs, homes and businesses filled with water, devastation everywhere.

We arrived home in the valley Sunday evening just as the second storm rolled in. The ground already saturated, we watched the river rise all around us. By morning, we were trapped, the roads up and downriver flooded. We had no electricity for 10 hours. Once again, our fence was gone. But we were safe, the horses were safe, and we were very thankful.

I just arrived in Nashville this evening. My house and office there are both fine. And again I'm so thankful. I'm so so sad for my friends who lost their homes or suffered severe damage or their place of business is still under 5 feet of water.

1 comment:

HollyMarie said...

Well Happy Anniversary to you! I wish you could have come home to a better situation, but so glad that your horses are fine and your home and work in Nashville are fine.