On a Wing and a Prayer

My hubby stayed up most of the night thinking about gas.

Sorry. The lack of electictricy has brought out the fifth grade boy in me.

Gasoline, that is.

He crunched numbers and decided we should be able to make it far enough to replenish our tank. We are heading to Oklahoma! And I am very excited about the thought of a hot shower and food that doesn't involve potted meat.

School has been cancelled until power is restored. My kids are devasted.

So, I hope to offer you some regular updates of our exciting air conditioned world this week and maybe some pictures of our neighborhood.

Please pray that we get to my inlaws farm in Oklahoma safely and please pray that Alice the cat doesn't go potty again in the car.

I really wish I could tell you I was kidding.

Our little Russian friends fared well and last night we cooked our remaining food with them and shared our supplies.

Oh, and one more thing, I could seriously use a glass of sweet tea soon, so add that to you prayer list.

And thank you for your sweet emails and comments. I cannot tell you how they fortified my soul when I could get a signal to read them in the middle of the night.

They made a difference in my life.


Shana said...

Prayers being said for you and a safe trip to OK. (((HUGS)))

Joy said...

I have been following your journey and haven't commented because I wasn't sure you would get the comments. Please know that we're thinking of you here and praying for your safety! Please drive carefully!!!

Not-so Domestic Goddess said...

Hope you have a safe trip. Wishing you the best!

LifeatTheCircus said...

I am so sorry for not commenting this weekend... wasn't sure if you'd be getting them. Silly me... of course you'd find a way!

I want you to know that I will be praying for you.

Thanks for the updates!

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Yay! Glad you found some sweet tea (read your tweet) and that you found gasoline. Travel safe...

=) (((hugs)))

Muthering Heights said...

I'm glad you have a place to go! Have a safe journey!

Cervato said...

Hey--Things are safe and sound here in Okie-ville. If the farm is near Tulsa maybe you'll be able to pick up my good vibes that I'll be sending out for ya...on second thought, I'll just send a prayer up for you.

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Have a safe ROAD TRIP! Praying you lots of gas, but only in the tank.

Anonymous said...

Will say an extra prayer for you and your family. Safe travel. Melissa

annasam said...

The Lord will be carry you thru this as long as you keep leaning on him.Keeping you in my prayers.

Piper Paradise said...

Safe travels!!!

Nancy said...

You'll make it to Oklahoma :) I know you will.

AGSoccerMom said...

Oh we are so praying for all of you misplaced by IKE.

AmyG said...

Be safe! Will be praying & thinking about you guys!

D... said...

Have safe travels to Ok! I'm glad you have somewhere to go for a/c and sweet tea! The provision food does get quite old after awhile.

We are out of school until further notice. I pray it's not too long. I'm not in the mood to go to school until the 4th of July!

Judy said...

Safe travels. And will be praying for the cat - that's VERY important, speaking from experience!

Robin said...

Glad you made it out! We've been praying. My sister decided to stay. They think it will be only a few more days until power is restored. Looks like your area was hit worse than theirs. Can't wait to see your pictures.

P.S. He loves you... said...

always providing for HIS children...for this I am glad!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Hope you make it safely to your in laws and that the hot shower is incredible!!

Take care!!

Tree Climbing Mom said...

Have a safe trip. I hear the sweet tea is fabulous in OK!

Mom said...

I hope your trip is safe.

And I'll be sure to drink a big glass of ice tea in your honor --- right now, as a matter of fact.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and I am following y'all on Twitter. I am so glad everyone came through okay. I was in tears, watching footage of the storm on the news! Safe travel!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Lots of prayers for safe travel! Hope all goes well for you in OK. Enjoy the power! :)

Will pray that power is restored soon so you can get back to "normal" life.

heidi said...

Safe travels!!!

Jenn said...

Praying for a safe trip for your family.

Tiff said...

I'm so glad you are safe. No A/C is a bummer but at least you are all together and safe. Hope you make it to Oklahoma!

Melissa said...

What an adventure your kids must be so excited. Thanks for sharing when you can it is kind of neat to think about you guys living right there in the middle of it all. The pictures would be cool to see as well. Drive safe!

Anonymous said...

Keeping your sense of humor has blessed me, and others I'm sure, as we watch you survive this storm; before, during and after. Thank you for your witness. Be safe and God Bless You. Blessings, Whitney

Anonymous said...

I've been praying for your safety and for you to get a lot of gas. The fifth grader in me couldn't resist phrasing it that way.

I, too, haven't been leaving comments 'cuz in my brain I thought you'd never see them. But I was wrong. What's new??

God bless you in your safe travels . . . . and I'll pray the kitty's digestive system goes into a coma until such a time as he has access to a proper kitty litter box!

{i}Post said...

Brings new meaning to "Go to the light." In this case, it is not a bad thing!

Hang in there!

RefreshMom said...

I'm glad you made it through the storm ok. I haven't been on for a few days and didn't realize you were in the thick of things. I hope you get to OK ok and that it really isn't a month until you can head home!

Lorie said...

Praying that you get to OK OK!

Dawn said...

Hey--you can always MOVE to Oklahoma and your kids can just start school here! OK is Great! Have a safe journey and I've traveled with a cat in the car. not fun.

Becoming Me said...

Praying for you!!

Tammy said...

I'm sure the kids are quite torn up over no school! Glad to know y'all are headed to safer ground for now.

God bless!

Beachy Mimi said...

I pray you have a safe trip. Glad you have someplace good to go.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Have a safe trip and keep us posted when you can:) So sorry you had to leave your home. There is no place like home that's for sure.

Lisa J said...

Hey, I have room for you all too. If you need a place to hang out. I am south of Tulsa and my dogs love kids, now the cat might be a small issue! Hope your travel is safe and have fun with the family. It is better than camping. Glad you are safe.

Happy Mommy said...

This should be a fun little trip! I hope the cat does well, I really do, when we moved from Ohio down south our cat peed in her cage and we had to ride like that for 9 hours.... It was bad!
Make sure your inlaws start some tea for you, can they make tea in OK? I'm sure she's seen you do it a time or two...
Keep Safe! Blessings
Happy Mommy

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

I'm so glad to read an update entry from you! I'm so happy that you all are doing good and on a road trip even:) I'll pray that you get that glass of sweet tea:) Although I'm sure you already have. God Bless!

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