Friday, August 28, 2009

And down from the heavens came a TORNADO!

Okay, I know I am a little behind the times.... here is a quick update for you "out of towners".

Picture this:
1. At the beginning of June we were sitting in Sacrament meeting (the first hour of our church services). When we were interrupted with this announcement, "Ladies and Gentleman, if I could get all of you to stand up and move to the sides of the chapel, right now, there is a tornado forming right above our heads."

We quickly obeyed, there was no panic, but a few tears from Tyler, and we waited out the sounds of golf ball sized hail and wind pounding on the roof of our church. Of course my concern was to keep our family safe and together, and Martin's thought was, "Cool! Let me show the kids! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!" So unknown to me, most of my family were outside checking it out.

2. Once we were safe, church was canceled and we went home to look at the damage. Our tree had been shredded as if it had been placed through a paper shredder standing up, and there was pea to GOLF BALL sized hail everywhere as if it had snowed. We made sure everyone was safe and we marveled at what had just happened. Here is a picture of the tornado.....
So after we calmed our nerves and talked about what a cool story it was, the excitement kind of fizzled away...


We had our most awesome insurance USAA, come out and look at the damage. This is a incomplete list of things that the adjuster mentioned in his report:
1. A new roof
2. A new back fence
3. New window screens
4. A new trampoline (at least the net and pads, etc)
5. Pressure wash and seal the back deck
6. New patio furniture
7. Painting of the front of the house
8. A cracked upstairs window

Can someone say YIPEE?!!?

Let's just see if all this is going to happen. Ask me again in two weeks when we get the report back.

Has anyone else in my vicinity already gone through the process? If so, what should I expect?

Poll Results

I know you have been checking back daily on what I decided to do... well the results are... Pray for me on September 16th! :)

Thanks for all of your words of encouragement. It was fun to see the different points of views and experiences.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Time to take a poll

Should I pay the 125.00 and take two points on my license for something that I did NOT do, or should I go to court and try and prove my innocence? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't I be considered innocent until proven guilty? Then why do I feel as if all of the cards are stacked up against me and that I have lost before I have begun....


In your opinion....

Do I go to court on Sept. 16th?


Pay the stupid fine and take the points on my license when I KNOW I didn't do anything wrong....

Oh the anxiety!!!