I had planned to make some big announcements this week, including a couple of job announcements as well as some other exciting things. Unfortunately, we had severe winds (potentially a tornado) strike our home this weekend. Everyone is okay and we're very thankful for that. The house and yard....not so much. 

I spent the majority of Monday sawing my way out with many thanks to my in-laws (without them we would have remained trapped here). The power has finally come back on here late Monday. We had four trees fall on the roof, lots of water damage inside as a result and dealing with that is going to be my task for tomorrow. There are downed trees everywhere; the dramatic change in the landscape is very surreal.

As of right now, I'm rather exhausted, stunned and a little bewildered. But I'm also thankful that everyone here is okay, the neighbors are likewise okay and there is nothing broken that can't be replaced. 

I'm going to be taking a few days here to get things in order. We'll put off the big announcements until next week when I have the energy and the heart for it. In the meantime, thank you for your patience. I'll try and post an update if I get a chance along with some pictures of what has gone on.

Update Monday @ 11:27 PM

This video shows some of what happened around us.