So much has went on this last week and a half. Alabama was devastated by tornados last week and there is so much loss and damage it is heartbreaking. To see it first hand and relive it again stirs up so much emotion. Back in 94 a tornado hit here and I was directly effected by it so I can understand how and what my neighbors are dealing with. My family and I were very lucky this time with no loss of life and just minor damage to our homes. Back in 94 we had several family members lost and most of my direct families lost their homes including me so I can feel and understand what is going on all around. This time just 3 houses down from me, neighbors I grew up with lost everything they have. What is most important is no loss of life in our community. Our power has been out for a while and we just got a stable Internet connection back today, well I hope it is stable. I have posted some pics from around the community of the damage here. Luckily my home has minor damage with trees down, siding off, and shingles torn off. I will be on and off for a while, there is so much going on right now with us setting up shelters in the community and taking donations. After I use what credits I have right now I will not be running anything or buying any credits for a while. Any spare money I have right now is going to help out the families and especially the kids in the community who are in need right now. I really appreciate my special friends who have called and checked in on me with all that has been going on. Thank you to all of you who have left me notes on here as well. It really makes me feel good to know I have some wonderful friends. My heart goes out to everyone effected by these storms. The tornado that hit here was classified as a f3 and our county as well as the rest of the state has been declaired a federal disaster area. New information is available about last week's deadly tornadic outbreak. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 178 tornadoes cut numerous paths throughout the Southeast and Midwest. That makes Wednesday's storms the largest outbreak in U.S. history. The number of twisters is expected to rise as weather teams wrap up field surveys. Officials say the tornadoes could be Alabama's worst economic disaster ever. 39 counties have been approved for federal disaster aid.The death tole as of this morning, the number stands at 236, down from 250. The head of the state EMA says he is not sure when officials might get an accurate count because they are still searching for possible victims. There are many still missing but the count is way down from what it was at the start of the week. Hugs and love to my family and friends here and once things are settled down here I will be back up and running again on Fu. I do want to wish a Happy Mothers day to all of my friends and family here. I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family.