Friday, August 24, 2007

brutal storms passed thru ...

Thank you to everybody for all your kind remarks & e-mails re. my fair entries. And, I wish you could have seel all the marvelous projects on display. Mine are ok, but many were exceptional needlework efforts. I have not spent much time on-line b/c of the storm activity we are having.
Yesterday afternoon, I was out running errand -- on my way home ... at the horizon, I noticed some cruel, charcoal greyish clouds. As I continued to make my way home, they continued to rise in the sky -- like a shelf of green-grey clouds.Yes, I made it home without incident. Was grateful to be indoors. The two cats were curled up. It is hard to be anxious while watching those peaceful pets nap : ) Alex was told to leave his job & go home. (He finished whatever he was doing before classes today) we didn't have the next batch of storms until after dinner -- and lots of thunderstorm activity during the night thru dawn. We are doing ok. We have power. There are many without. I hear the rain should continue off/on most of the day & the week-end will be clear of activity.
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Since the boys have been back in high school, I've been tearing into housework & all that fun stuff. It is easier to accomplish with nobody around. The three curious kitties are always in the way while I unearth the clutter in Alexander's bedroom. Esp. Mrs. Mom Cat b/c I have found several of her kittie toys around the room!!! I made a lot of progress yesterday & hope to finish organizing his "stuff" today. Saturday, Alex & I will move the furniture around & get his carpet in shape. Once I get things back in order, I'll try to get some stitching accomplished.

Enjoy the day : )

11 comments:

Red said...

Lelia,
Yes it was very bad yesterday out in your neck of the woods...Chicago had a terrbile mess at the airports too. I can't believe how big your "little" kitty has become. It seems it wasn't too long ago he/she found her way to your home as little tiny furbaby.

KarenV said...

Glad that you're OK and surviving the storms :)

Cindy said...

We had 5 inches of rain last night, and parts of town are flooded. The sirens were going off, but I'm not sure why. There weren't any official NWS warnings, but we could see clouds moving in opposite directions. Other areas got it much worse from what I have heard. Glad to hear that you weathered the storm okay :)

Lavender Rose said...

So nice when the kids go back to school and you can find your house again!! :) I'm looking forward to hearing what your thinking process is in finding what you're gonna stitch next!
Hugs,
Deb in FL

stitcherw said...

Glad to hear everything was ok at your place. My area of Michigan was hit pretty hard as well, I was fortuate and didn't have any damage either. Sounds like this storm left a real mess in its wake at a lot of places.
Sue

Lauren said...

I'm glad the storms didn't affect you too badly! It sounds like you're enjoying having the kids back in school (well, if by enjoying, I mean, you're getting a chance to put the place back together!)

Barbara said...

Glad you made it home without incident, in regard to the storms. And you're doing housework! Wow, there's something I ought to try! ;)

Cathy said...

Lelia - glad to hear that the storms passed through and everyone was okay.

You sure turned some fabulous results at all of the fairs this summer.

Your package arrived yesterday - I'll be sending you a separate thank you by email later today. Playing catch up right now!

Karin said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe after the storms.

Von said...

Thunderstorms don't occur here as frequently as they do in your area. We finally had a nice one last Thursday evening where I sat outside with my kids and watched it come in. But greenish clouds - that's scary!!

rose_michelle said...

Hope that it lets up soon for you. I love when I get a quiet persiod to just clean. I'm not all that excited about housework, but I just feel so much better when I sit back and relax.

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