Sunday, April 26, 2009

A tremendous weekend...

Hello friends I am so back here after a very tremendous event this weekend. First of all last
April 23~~Thursday...was my loving husband's nth birthday!! I asked him the day before his birthday if I would prepare dinner or what. He told me not to prepare or cook anything or buy anything, he just wants us to have dinner at Blind Fish restaurant. So I told his eldest daughter to contact everybody and just meet at the restaurant at 5:oopm. At 5:00pm sharp we arrived at the restaurant and I could see he was so ecstatic all his children came with their wife/husband, his bestfriend/cousin who has a parkinson disease came with his wife too, and his one and the last Uncle came with his wife and their son with his Korean wife came too. Over all there were 25 people came and he was so happy about it. I am so thankful for all the blessings, good health (which is very important) that God showered to my husband. We retire that night with a simple prayer and a smile to our face.
April 24~~ Friday... for two days we had the best weather. It was not too hot nor cold it was just perfect so I decided not to do any computer business thing rather enjoying the warm weather outside. So I did a little spring cleaning here and there, checking my plants if they are sprouting new buds, checking my three peach trees and I asked my hubby to cut some trees that I don't like (box elder tree). After he is done cutting it was time for me to clean up and gather all the little and big branches and put it in my little John Deer tractor and put it in the fire pit. I never was done cleaning actually I still have so many things to clean up in our backyard, frontyard and sideyard jeez!!
April 25~~Saturday... I woke up a little bit early, I cooked immediately a binagoongan na baboy and pakbit to take with me to my friends house for it was time for our movie weekend get together. Hubby was already at his son's house helping him transfering all his things to another house so i was just all alone at home. I did some vacuuming, while cooking and chatting to my niece (multi-tasking moment). That morning the sun was shining and it is kind of another good day for Michigan. After lunch time the sky became dark and started to have wind. Unfortunately, I didn't check at the weather channel I was caught too suddenly because I was in the shower when the STORM hit our area!! The wind came right on us with a 70 miles per hour speed!! I was alone at the house and I was so scared I could hear a thumping loud sound, from everywhere! I came out from the shower and wrapped my body with a towel and I ran around the house trying to figure out what is going on. I tried to figure out where those knocking thumping sound came from. When I looked at the bedroom sliding door I saw our huge tall evergreen tree slump at the back of my CARRRRRRRRRRR!! Yes the huge evergreen tree was uprooted right there and as I continue to looked around I saw this huge branch from the Willow tree slump at the south side of the house almost hitting our house. I continued to look around our two garbage can that I stacked up at the back of our house was already across our neighbors driveway!! What scared me the most the electricity went out almost immediately. I was all alone.I couldn't use our house phone because it is VOIP, thankfully I just finished charging my cellphone but I was kind of worried to call my hubby because I was thinking he might be on the road or on the interstate highway and with the storm it is very dangerous for him to answer his cellphone. But I did call him and leave a message. He did came home before 3:oopm and he saw what the storm had left us. We checked right away the car if it was hit totally thankfully the tip of the branches is the one that hit the back of my car, and the big branch that almost hit the house landed just few feet from the house leaving a big hole on the ground. After hubby found out that everything was just fine except that we already don't have an electricity he brought me to my friends house for our get together date. When I came home that night some area had an electricity and some don't. I was already almost to our house, and everything was so dark, when my friends husband told us that it looks like we had an electricity. I already figured it out that hubby started the generator. Today hubby was so busy with his two sons who help him hooked up this huge wiring to the big generator at my MIL's house. While I was also busy picking up and raking the branches that fell down from the Willow tree. It takes me hours to raked the whole front yard I had blister on my right hand but I am so glad too that the front yard looks clean though I still have to work for the side yard and the backyard. Right now our whole house is generated by a generator that is why I am able to update my blog even if we don't have an electric power in our area at this moment of time. Here are some of the pictures:
Before the big generator was hooked up I cooked our food (my rice and heated the binagoongan na baboy) and boil water for coffee this morning with my emergency stove. I stacked up 20 ounces can propane just because of the purpose like this moment (sudden storm or hurricane). Overall, hubby and I are thankful that my car was not hit in the middle or else that would be a big problem, then the huge branch didn't hit the roof or the south side part of the house that would be a big problem too (financially), and we still could enjoy the tv, internet connection, refrigerator and freezer because of the generator. God is good!

21 comments:

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Oh, what a week! I am glad there was no serious damage. Thank God!
Where in MI ba kayo? I am in Kingston... and soon we will move down to Florida... :)
I have been here in MI for 10 months, and I said to my hubby, I don't want another winter here. :)

Manang Kim said...

Hi Grace, Im here in Oakland county. Oo nga pasalamat lang ako walang serious damage na nangyari sus ko problema na naman yan. Wow so your moving down Florida what part in Florida? Hope we can get in touched still even sa blogging lang. Ma-missed mo talaga ang snow joke!

chubskulit said...

Oh my goodness Tkim, buti na lang di nadamage yung Car mo hahaha... But despite of that, okay pa rin week mo diba kasi u had fun with the family and you're all safe from that storm..

misty said...

Hihimatayin siguro ako Ate kung ako sayo hahaha..

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john said...

Wow, it must be a very strong force of wind, I can't imagine how you feel during that time.. Is your car okay?

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi manang kim. super bc ka pala these past few days... naku grabe pala ang nangyare dyan sa inyo ano. buti walang nasaktan sa inyo. by the way, nagutom naman ako sa binagoongan na baboy and pakbet mo..yumyum hmm....

Manang Kim said...

@mommy rose...first of all parang gusto kong hihimatayin pero ako lang mag-isa sa bahay wala akong magawa but to do something. Then thankful din ako walang damage sa car ko naku mahal na ang repair ngayon. Kung na ipark ko siya nang mga 3 to 4 feet wasak ang likod nang car. Oo nga naki-party parin ako hehehe. Thanks to hubby parin.

@John...yes my car is okay not even a single dent thanks God for that.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mer, oo na bz sa kakalinis ni hinde pa nga namin na cut itong evergreen tree. But so thankful we are all okey and no damage naman. Hehe halika na dito at nang kainan tayo nang binagoongan na baboy ang sarap nito pag may saging yum2x!

Dhemz said...

Whew...what a blast....dami pala happenings dito TKim...kakaloka...kusog diay hangin no kay tumba man jud ang evergreen tree...nga grabi man unta na sya ka strong....:)

Glad you survive those days tKim...maayo kay wla na damage imong car...hapit na jud...hehehhe...joke!

wow napay baboy diha? lami raba kaayo ikaon pag in-ana ang weather te no? hehehe!

Musta naman weather diha ron? ok na? hope all is well..sige te bisita rako next time..kay wapa raba ko ka bloghop..absent ko gahapon...karon manic monday nasad...heehehe!

Sige au-au...thanks sa email...I sent you the reply...mwah!

Clarissa said...

wow!grabe!!sobra naman yang storm dyan sa inyo--buti na lang at okay ka at ang chedeng mo!!I'm craving na sa binagoongang baboy Te,my Mom used to cooked for me when I was still in the PI.waahh!!tulo na naman ang laway ko dito lol!

dito naman sa amin,nagkasakit lahat ng mga alaga ko pati na ang giant baby--ayun kahit na may sakit,trabaho pa rin(T_T)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, God is so good, He never let you down even when you were all alone in that nasty storm. Praise the Lord that nothing untoward happened to you nor to your property. Belated happy birthday to your husband. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Beng said...

wow...ganda pala sa place mo manang kim..dito kasi sa pinas ang maluluwag lang ang bakod yung mayayaman..so di ako kasali dun..hehehe..

janz said...

Thank God ate Kim walang masamang nangyari sa inyo! Praise Be the Lord!

Manang Kim said...

Hi Dhemz, thank you sa response sa email will email you back later. The weather now is okey but sometimes it is windy mura ug na trauma na gani ko mahadlok na ko ug kusog ang hangin. Waiting for the weather nga moinit gyud pag-ayo kay putolon na namo ang evergreen tree nga natumba now it is still wet. Get well soon!

Manang Kim said...

Hi Claire, hehe oo nga sus paano na kung natamaan ang chedeng patay lahat na cockroach hehe. How's everybody na? SAna ok na lahat dyan ingat sa flu mero pa naman virus naglipana kahit saan. Take a lot of fluid. TC and God bless!

Manang Kim said...

@Hi Mel, thank you sa b-day greetings. Yes God protected me and my family to this fortuitous event nakakatakot pala pag-magisa ka lang hay.

@Beng, yung picture ko sa header sa GRAnd hotel kuha yun. Itong bakuran namin 10acres hirap linisin di ko kaya ako lang, everytime maglinis na ako inisip ko mga relative ko sa pinas hehe.

@janz, thanks for the visit my dear. God bless you too!

God bless us all!! Thanks for the visit!

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi manang kim, happy birthday to your husband pala...belated..
glad at masaya niyong ni-celebrate ang birthday. One big happy family ^_^ Sasarap siguro ng foods dyan anoh...gutom na naman ako ehehe.

maxiVelasco said...

gosh.. kawawa naman yung tree and of course, your car. huhu.

ay, binagoongang baboy. sarap naman! buti nalang you have an emergency storm.

happy birthday nga pala to your husband ha! glad to know na masaya yung birtday niya. thanks to you!

see you around!

maxi of www.healthnbeyond.com and www.ovahcoffee.com

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mer, oo na iraos din namin ang bday nang hubby. I asked him kung magpa-party or what he likes it to be in the restaurant so be it. Blind Fish resto is one my favorite restaurant here they have eat all you crab legs and there fish menu is just so yummy. Ayay basta mag talk nang food specially isda gutom na naman ako hehe. Thanks for dropping by.

Manang Kim said...

Hello Maxi, oo nga I love that evergreen pa naman specially sa winter gandang tingnan pag it is covered with snow. And besides it also covered sa delapidated naming old old old barn except the red barn na nasa side namin. I was thinking of planting a tree but of course it would take many years to grow that tall. Thanks for dropping by.