Thankfully everyone is fine and escaped the storm unharmed. My mom's truck has to have some repairs, my dad's truck was totaled, and the house had some heavy damage, but nothing that isn't repairable. I can't tell you how many prayers of thankfulness I've uttered since then. Things could have been so much worse than they are. My parents have a long road ahead of them as the repairs are starting on their house, but we're all thankful and grateful.
I have blogged a few pictures about my childhood home previously (click here and here if you're interested), so I'd like to share some of the aftermath pictures with y'all today. Hug your loved ones extra tight this holiday season. Things can (and do) happen in the blink of an eye.
The front yard before
The front yard after (the house is there, through the debris)
The back yard before
The back yard/back of the house after
Part of our old swing set. It's about 20 years old and made it through Katrina.
There was a covered carport here where my dad's truck was. They have no idea where most of the carport ended up.
None of the pine trees my dad planted when they built the house survived. :(
Their storage shed. Or what was a storage shed.
Side of the house where a big piece of a tree came down.
Damage to the front of the house.
My mom, like me, is obsessed with books. Particularly cookbooks. All of her books are hanging about three inches out, from where the wind sucked them. Crazy.
The insurance company towing my dad's totaled truck away. So sad.