Friday, June 12, 2009

Lightning Strike - dead computer

Ugh. A thunderstorm is fun to watch from a distance, but it is not fun when the lightning decides to strike on your property. The storm that went through early yesterday morning caused a lot of damage at the Yoder's. Luckily the laptop that I am using now was spared. But my main computer, printer and our internet modem are dead, along with various other items. It was so strong it knocked the cover completely off the adapter for a phone plugged into the wall. Now we get to go through the process of working with an insurance adjuster plus the various entities for repair or replacement. God never gives us more than we can handle, right? We are hoping the data from the computer can be retrieved, but time will tell. It has taught me I should back up my computer more often. If only Carbonite had worked the last two weeks like it was supposed to?? We will see.

Today we are placing concrete in a pole barn and for the exterior apron and porch. A brick stencil was placed around the apron. I have been filming all day and will put together various videos, probably in phases to keep them from getting too long. The barn is at my parents house, so it has been fun to be involved from start to finish. Most times I pop in at a jobsite and back out again, and over the ten years I have seen most phases from beginning to end, but rarely all at one job. Yes, I even got involved by placing some of the color for the stencil and running an edger along the apron and porch. My main job was keeping the crew supplied with water and cookies and making lunch. And I washed a tool or two with my four year old.

Have you seen our YouTube Channel yet? It is work in progress. I am looking for some creative ideas for a name for the channel and our blog that link them together. Any ideas?? Our business focuses on quality, honesty and integrity. If you want a job right, call us. If you want the cheapest and fasted job, we probably aren't your contractor. Spark any ideas? Place your ideas in the comment section below. I'd love to hear from you.
Have a blessed weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your electric issue, Roberta! I'm sure you're right when you said you'll never be handed more than you can handle. I know you were right when you said your company is one of quality, honesty and integrity! Yoder's is definitly a quality concrete contractor!