Sunday, May 30, 2010

Its About Time We Got a Good Laugh!

I thought it would be a fun idea to let the kids paint the driveway using homemade paints. They are just water, corn starch, and food coloring. It really did start out as an innocent art project...
See how innocent that looks!

Then my Dad got involved. His car was destryed during the recent floods so my little sister gave him her old beater to drive for now. He told the kids to paint it! That is where this project got interesting!

Don't worry! It will wash off!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tomorrow is Clean Up Day!

This is Dads car. It was completely covered with water during the flood this past weekend.
Here are some of his photos and things that we are letting dry out.

This is whats left of his kitchen. Tomorrow it will all be torn out.

This is the front of his home. Flood waters reached almost to the tops of the windows. The spray paint on the window is a notice that this house has been searched and that no one was there. Dad wasn't there because his neighbors were able to kayak to his house and get him out. They had not officially met him before sunday. They let him stay at there house until we could get him out. They have worked to organize a team that will help tear out the bad stuff. What awesome neighbors! Even through this storm we are so blessed!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Praying For Tennesse

I live in Middle Tennessee. This weekend a huge portion of our state has been devastated by up to 18 inches of rain. I think the prior record was around 6 1/2 inches. These rains caused flooding like we have never seen here before leaving a unbelievable path of destruction. Our interstates and roads are flooded and crumbling. Houses and buildings are being swallowed by the waters. My step father had to be rescued by boat when flood waters reached the inside of his rural home. I can tell you that hearing him call in panic and knowing there was nothing we could do was horrifying. Some folks that live close by drove their boat around his neighborhood and took him from his home to theirs. What amazing people they are! The photos I have here are fairly local to my town and do not even begin to tell the story of this storm. Please pray for all of us here in Tennessee. So many have lost so much already and now that the rains have finally stopped the real work is just beginning.