A tree was down in the road right outside our driveway, so Herb got the tractor and pushed it out of the way, only to find a bigger tree tangled in power lines a little farther along. I was supposed to meet a friend for breakfast in Chickamauga. She said she'd pick me up at the end of our road, so I skirted the power lines and started walking while Herb went home to make cowboy coffee and Charis' oatmeal on a propane camping burner. Now that's a devoted grandfather! :)
Several more fallen trees and almost 2 miles later, I finally met up with my friend. We were both ready for coffee by then--and so, it seemed, was half of Walker County. It looked like just about everyone whose power was out had decided to go out for breakfast!
We were so thankful to the Lord for His protection, especially after seeing houses not far from us that had trees fall on them. We've got a few more bits of roof to screw down, this huge tree to get removed, and the garbage shed to set to rights, but all of us, our animals, and our property came through the storm in one piece. Another storm came through on Monday night, bringing a tornado to Chattanooga, but our power stayed on this time. The most significant result we had to show for all the sound and fury was 2" of rainfall--something else to be thankful for!