(We don’t seem to be able to get the pictures out of our digital camera today, but the generic photo above is close enough.)
My wife was in the kitchen making supper, and I was at the computer, chatting with some friends on Pogo. Somebody asked if Hurricane Ida was coming my way. I looked out the window and had to answer, “I think it just got here.”
Next thing I know, I hear what sounds like a loud string of firecrackers. I forgot that’s the noise a tree makes when the storm breaks it.
The bad news: the top third of a big walnut tree broke off and fell on Patty’s car.
The good news: miraculously, it seems to have done no damage! Thank you, Lord! But of course we won’t be getting out of there until some guys come with ladders and chain saws and get rid of the tree.
The storm went on all night, complete with thunder and lightning and rather agitated cats; but this morning we have a cool, crisp, sunny day. The world feels like it’s been washed and shampooed.
Thank you, Father, for blessing us with safety.