Thursday, May 30, 2013

In between rain storms

We have had more rain than you can shake a stick at. 
Roads are flooded and bridges are just disappearing! 
My sump pump has run since May 20th. 
Despite all the rain The garage is slowly going up. It's a little behind schedule but is making progress. Trusses started to go up yesterday. 
Here is the latest photo I have ( my good camera is in Africa).

Yes, it's true!

I wanted to apologize to all of you who received an email from me requesting money.
 No, I am not in the Philippines.  Someone took joy in hacking our business yahoo account! 
  Thank you to those of you that called, emailed or texted me in regards to the matter. I changed my password as soon as I was aware of the matter. 
Thanks for watching out for us!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What A Birthday

Happy Birthday to my youngest! Sam turned sweet 16 the day after graduation. We celebrated at 12:04 by singing "Happy Birthday" as he carried buckets of water out of our basement. He got his license and then couldn't go any where as 90% of the roads in our county were closed. Don't think he will forget this one! 

A Day To Remember.......

 May 19, 2013
A day filled with mixed emotions. 

 This is how it went.

  Drew graduated from High School at 2 p.m.
 As the ceremony was ending and final pictures were being taken cell phones began going off alerting us of  severe weather. 

 We all headed for our cars and began the journey home.  
1 mile out of town we had to pull over due to the severe rain, wind and then the hail storm. 

We traveled home to change our clothes and attend graduation parties when our son notified us that a classmate/4-H member of our club and a neighbor had lost their barn in the storm.

We threw some boots in the car just in case we could help.  Upon arriving we learned there were around 30 cattle trapped under the barn and the hay mow was on the ground.  It was like nothing I had ever seen before.  My heart just ached.  
Help was on it's way so we headed back home to change clothes and gather up leftover food, etc from Drew's party the night before.
Friends helped lift the barn to see if there were any cattle that could be salvaged.  Several were injured and a total of 5 didn't make it.
During this process the rains continued to come down and extremely heavy.  As things finished up that evening roads had begun to flood.  

We had to take the LONG way home on hard surface roads.

A few hours later we were doing this to our basement.
  The sump pump couldn't keep up and we were hauling 5 gallon buckets of water up and outside.
We thought we had it licked and then out of nowhere the water just came in from every where.
The carpet came up and is now in my garage drying out.
At 3 a.m. when we had everything upstairs or on the ping pong table....that's where my sofa is we headed for some sleep.

School was canceled the next day as 90% of the gravel roads were impassible and major damage had been done to the hard surface roads.
I believe we had 7-10 inches of rain and that didn't count the 3.5 inches that we had received on Friday.
The expression, "When it rains, it pours" was true in this case.

We certainly weren't alone as most people had water in their basements. The damage could have been's all just stuff!

May 19, 2013 a day filled with mixed emotions.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just In

If you "like" gardening at all these are "must have" books.  2 new books by Jill Peterson of A Simple Life Magazine. They are wonderful!!!

The Gardens & Accoutrements of James Cramer, these photos are to die for.  Book retails for $36.00

A Simple Garden Journal, a book with great pictures but also a place for pressed flowers, notes and personal pictures. Retails for $15.00

These books have GREAT ideas for the primitive Gardner!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Graduation rug

I have been working like a mad woman on Drew's graduation rug. It was a REALLY late start bit it is progressing right along!

Here is a sneak peek. ;)

I didn't even ask for their help! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Newton Class

Mom and I had to leave a day early from our class in Newton with Pris Butler. What an amazing time we had! Any , we had a "throw down" before we left so. Mom and I could see the progress! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Name Is Lidya

We have Stacy Nash's newest book. The pictures are wonderful and of course the projects are great! Strawberry pin keeps, Drum pin keep, quilt and more.

Book retails for $27.95

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New to the shop

3 new books by Lori Brechlin of Not Forgotten Farm. Books have line drawings so you can punch, embroider, wool appliqué and rug hook.

A Winter's Walk 25.00
Heartfelt 28.00
American Folk 25.00

Enjoy your day!


Yesterday I hung my sheets on the line. Today there is no school because of the snow! We have received 4 inches and it's STILL snowing! I hope to get a few things done today now that I have help. ;) graduation is just around the corner......yikes. Kind of hard to do yard work when there is snow on the ground.
Happy hooking today!