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I just wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone.

I just got power back yesterday afternoon.  My house lost a cable and power line when a LARGE tree branch came down and landed lightly on my car (no damage).  Another LARGE branch from the same tree took out two sections of our fence.    We had a little damage to the side of the roof but nothing else too big.  The house is finally warm.  It was tough to be without power for 8 days when the entire neighborhood had it back after 2 days.

I spent two days this weekend working on my parents house and my sister house.  My parents had 1 foot of water in their basement and lost their frezers, hot water heater and furnace.  They have already replaced the hot water heater and the furnace and had heat before we did.  My sister had 3 feet of water in her main floor.  It knocked over her freezer and her refrigerator.  Everything in her main floor was water logged.  It was sad to see.  She is a single woman and has worked hard to have her own house.   She was able to keep it even with being out of work for 1 1/2 years.    The sad part was that she never said anything to us.  She only wanted us to come up and help my parents who live 2 blocks away.  When we were almost done we went over to start to help her.  We ended up coming up to her house the next day and with my sister's family and another sister and her dagughter we were able to get most of her first floor cleaned out.  Once she can have the insurance people in she can start to rebuild.

I never got any quilting done.  It was just too cold.  My hands wouldn't move and we didn't have enough light to work properly.  I am home for the next 6 days so I am off to get some sewing done.  I am supposed to keep off my left foot since I tripped at my sister's house.  I went to the hospital yesterday to have it xrayed and it is not broken so we are calling a bad sprain.

Off to sew!  (It feels good to say that)

Hope everyone else is safe.

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Comment by Barbara Graham on November 9, 2012 at 2:13pm

I'm sorry to hear how much misery the weather has caused you and your family. So much tragedy. Good to hear you are well and back to quilting after being without power for so long. Take care.

Comment by Lori on November 9, 2012 at 9:28am

All of you have been in my prayers. Glad things are starting to get back to a little normal.

Comment by Pam/NY on November 7, 2012 at 10:44am

Sorry to hear your sister had so much damage. Hope the insurance companies are fair and get the money to the people fast.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 7, 2012 at 9:07am

Dona, I'm happy to hear you & your family are back on the road to recovery.  What a scary & heart breaking experience this has been for so many people. 

Comment by Irene Gallway on November 7, 2012 at 8:38am

Dona so glad your O.K. as well as your family members.  I'm glad things are getting back to normal and you can start sewing again.  I hope for foot heals quickly.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on November 7, 2012 at 7:53am

Thanks for checking in and letting us know you are okay.  Glad you had as minimal damage as you did.  Hope your foot heals quickly and that your sister and parents both get back to "normal" soon too.

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