I spent the afternoon with some friends from church and when I came home it was obvious John had had a busy day. Our yard looks so much different than it did at the beginning of the weekend. All the downed limbs have been cleared. The lawn has been mowed and edged. I loved pulling into the drive this afternoon and seeing everything so clean again. It looks like Ike may bypass us here in Mississippi, so hopefully we won't have to spend next weekend cleaning up again.
Our fire from yesterday still had a few embers this afternoon. John put the embers on the seat of this old bench to see if it would burn. It didn't take long for that old, dry wood to catch fire. I don't know what we will do if we run out of things to burn.