12.04.2011

The Thanksgiving Surprise Part 2

I have had a few questions about my parents' ranch house and what we call the bunk house. The bunk house kind of turned out to be more than just a place with extra beds. I guess if you are going to do something you may as well do it right. The houses are pre-fab homes and you pick a few things here and there and wah-laaa. Or something like that. I am sure that my mom would say that I made it sound way more simple than it is really is! But we are grateful that they have the opportunity to create this get away for our family. And like a few of you mentioned - the kitchen in the bunk house is bigger than my kitchen. For reals. :)

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We were hit with a furious wind storm this past week. As I made my way to work the freeway was a site that I hope to never see again. I passed seven semis that had been blown over. The shoulders of the freeway were lined with semis who dared no longer continue driving but tried to take cover. I saw emergency crews scrambling to help those in need. The winds rattled my SUV and I felt like I was being tossed about. I did not know if I should continue or turn around and go back home. I called my Dad who I figured was driving at the same time and he told me that I had about another two mile stretch and then things would die down. Once I got to work I checked with family members to learn of power outages and closures of schools. I warned everyone to stay home if they could because the dangers of the weather were not worth a trip. That evening as I drove home the winds had died down and the damage was revealed. I drove past downed fences. I witnessed huge pine trees at the golf course virtually laying down - sometimes three to four in a row. I saw broken windows, displaced garbage cans, broken branches, chimneys on lawns and homes ripped down to plywood. We have been told to brace for another wind storm tonight with perhaps snow. I hope all those in the Davis County area are safe and prepared for what the night and morning brings.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

LOVE that green nightstand! Love!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's good to hear that you are safe after the wind storm. We feel fortunate that our area came through virtually unscathed, but we're worrying about all those who are barely recovering from the last one!
The pictures of the bunkhouse are beautiful!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Everything looks awesome.

Marilyn said...

Glad to see the pictures first, then, the weather news. Looks awesome, sounds awful--in that order.♥♫

Tombstone Livestock said...

Truly a 5 Star Bunkhouse, enjoy your family get togethers there, it's beautiful.

California had winds last week too, questioned my sanity going to town towing a trailer to TSC, wasn't winding at home but really wished I had picked another day to go when I got into the wind. Made it home, no problem, but drove really slow.

Allison said...

Glad that you are safe! I will pray that your next storm passes by or at least does not hit as hard. The bunk house is wonderful and those quilts are just beautiful. What a cozy place to stay!

Mary said...

What a lovely addition for folks who have close families and spend time together on the holiday. The rooms are beautifully decorated. This is my first visit to your site but I will be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sherry said...

Those quilts are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

simplyjen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pix!!! So inviting!

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