Well, well, well...Ike is gone, and all that remains is the mess. I was very lucky and didn't lose any trees or have any extensive damage. Matt the Brat lost three trees, they were just uprooted, roots and all. One barely missed his cop car, he had just moved his new PU out of the driveway when it fell. The Man upstairs is definitely watching out for us, and I am so thankful. I am posting from the store, I came in to check it for damage and charge up my laptop and phone. Even though I had the guys tape all the windows, we still have four that are broken. I have no electricity at home, and reports are that it may be weeks before it is restored. The majority of the crews brought in from from out of state are working in the Houston/Galveston area. I live in a rural area, so we are last on the list. The really bad thing is that I had already started to buy all the meat for the upcoming Bar-B-Que Cook-Off and it is now in the slowly defrosting freezer with no power. What a mess! Mom and Dad are okay, they lost some trees, no damage to their house, but they are in the same fix as me regarding powerless freezers. I never thought that I would need a generator living this far north, but once again I was wrong, wrong, WRONG!!! My brother Steve is also a boat Captain, and had secured his ship, but his pick-up truck was not so lucky. He watched it float off into the Gulf.
Now for a little something to brighten up this sorry situation!
As long as the laptop battery held out, I worked on the September Stuff. Ya'll should know me by now, I do tend to go to excess! I couldn't decide which direction to go, so I went all over the place!!! LOL!!! We have felt, we have epoxy, and we have real! Choose your fave, or get 'em all! Today I am going to share the borders, stringy things, journal spots and real leaf cluster. Password is: real
Gift for today: September Borders & Stuff.zip
What do we say?
Vicki (broadcasting from no electric Ike central)