Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So... yeah... the hurricane.... thankfully we didn't get hit very hard, as many other parts of the eatern seaboard did. The only damage we had was somehow (and we can't figure out how as the ceiling, window sills, and walls are all TOTALLY DRY) the carpet on our outer wall in both bedrooms and the office are sopping wet... we put towels down and it soaked them and the carpet is still soaked. thankfully it only wrecked some boxes - we were able to pull the three boxes we had up against the wall away and this morning I had to empty one of the boxes into a hamper because the box was totally soaked through... but these things are itty bitty.... So very very thankful to the Lord for his protection this weekend. Everyone in our church was safe and no one lost power for more than a few seconds, so PTL!

Anyhooo.... since this weekend was a weeee bit rainy, we stayed inside on Saturday. Hubby had some work/Sunday morning service prep that he had to take care of, so I got some crafting done. I have pretty muuch decimated my stash of cards so I thought I would make up a couple of birthday cards to have on hand. I made myself use only scraps/already cut up card stock that I had/only ribbon scraps that I had. I was pretty happy with the results and now I am slowly on my way to having a card stash for those last minute ocassions that always seem to pop up ;)

oooh, yes... I forgot... I also whipped up a birthday card for our Pastor last week during one of my lunch breaks (and then proceeded to forget to give it to him on Sunday!) Oh, well... there's always next week. LOL.


  1. So glad you're safe...though I would be a bit concerned about the water just seeping in....not normal.

    Love your's nice to create from our stash! I hope you have a wonderful week. Do you have special plans for the weekend?

  2. Yeah, we are going to have the maintenance staff up to look at it. I am thinking they are going to have to pull the carpet up in at least the spare room and put an industrial strength blower under the carpet to dry out the padding.

    Thank you :) It was nice to just sit for a little while and craft just to craft. I am trying to make that my goal... craft through my scrap stash for as many cards as I can. :)

    I also need to start making Christmas cards again.. I kinda fell off the "one Christmas card a week" track after about a month :)

    No special plans for the weekend. Might try to get out to the pool before it closes for the year. Any plans for your family?

    I also will probably try to finish cleaning out the spare room and getting the last of the boxes in their proper place :)