Monday, August 27, 2012

Whew!...What a Week

I just realized it's been a week since I've posted. Holy crap, where did the time go?! I'm not complaining, though, because what better reason to be absent from the blogosphere than 'Life got in the way'. And what a fantastic life it is! I would be remiss if I didn't start off this post by saying "THANK YOU!!!" to everyone for all of the encouraging words and kinds thoughts and prayers you all have sent our way. And a big welcome to my new's a pleasure to have you! :)

For most of the past week, we've been dealing with insurance companies, adjustors, contractors (for repair estimates) and, of course, work/kids/house/pets. Fortunately, it's not going to cost as much as we first thought to repair the storm damage. Unfortunately, we won't be filing a claim for the insurance to cover the costs, since it will be cheaper for us to do it ourselves. I was finally able to get some pics uploaded so you all can see how lucky we really were here in our little corner of the world. 

My house :(
The tree between our house and garage that lost it's whole top
And there's our garage...under the top of that tree
 We're all so very thankful that things weren't worse than what they were. Cleanup is nearly complete and everything will be back to normal very soon. 

And now...on to my stitchy update. Obviously, I haven't had the time I'd hoped to have for stitching this week. I did, however, manage to finish page 2 of Wondrous Works of God. Now, I'll be moving on to Cabriolet and seeing how far I can get with that one this week. I've kind of involuntarily put myself on a weekly rotation of WIPs. It seems to work out best for me to switch projects every Monday. Whatever works, right? No progress pics tonight, as my camera battery is dead and on the charger and I don't like the way pics look from my phone. I'll post some pics in a day or two when I've had a chance to make some headway on the next project in line. 

Until then, I hope everyone is having a stitch-tastic week, so far!


  1. Wow! Good luck with getting everything repaired - I'm so sorry about the loss of your tree, though - I know how expensive they are!

  2. Good luck with the repairs, so happy you are clever and skilled enough to do them yourselves - Home Improvement is my biggest nightmare.

  3. Glad the damage wasn't as bad as you thought, and things will be back to normal soon.

  4. Thank goodnessit wasn't any worse and you could fix it yourselves! Good luck