I would like to thank you all so much for your expressions of concern, prayers, e-mail and offers of help during this most trying time for us.
On 05.08.09, what was described as an inland hurricane came through Southern Illinois and devastated the area. Unfortunately, one person was killed and hundreds of folks were injured either during the storm or while attempting clean-up efforts. All electricity and Internet service was interrupted for several days.
We had damage to our home/office/shop, vehicle and lost scores of large trees on our property. Our shooting/test range is tree littered. Trees that had stood tall for 60-80 years are gone and must be removed.
The good news is that we now have all services (except television) and are in the clean-up mode. We had no injuries and while the damage was very real, we'll recover from that over time.
I can not tell you how heart-warming it was and is to have so many expressions of concern from you all. It means a lot and is greatly appreciated by both of us.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."