Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bonjour,

I got up early and made donuts for breakfast.  The Aarons left about 9:00; we were sad to see them go.
About 9:30, our power went off.  The guy who does the yard work at the other house on the property was cutting a tree down.  The tree fell on the power lines and broke them.  One phase went up to over 400 volts, and the other two phases were almost off.  So, we have been on the generator all day.  
Danny fell asleep in the chair about 11:00 this morning.  Everyone is still tired from being out in the sun all day yesterday.
We had a big storm this afternoon with high winds.  We got about five inches of rain.  The good thing is that it filled up our water tanks; we were going to have to order another water truck if we didn’t get rain.  The bad thing is that it knocked power out all over town.  So, it might be a while before they get out here to replace the power lines.  The wind was blowing the rain quite hard.  Joe was busy closing windows.  The rain blew in around some of the window frames and flooded different parts of the house, and the wind tore up some roof tiles.  We will have to fix the roof tomorrow.
The storm caused the temperature to drop about twenty degrees.  That was nice!  
The power at the church wasn’t working correctly.  The fans were off.  The lights came on, but they were fluctuating all throughout the church service.  Right as church ended, one of the light bulbs started smoking.  So, we lit some candles to gather up our things before leaving.
A demain,
Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie