Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Prepared?

Yes, we had the windows boarded, lots of water, batteries, food, patience, and plenty to do if the power goes out!
We WEREN'T prepared for our little house to tumble around us! It did really well considering what some of our neighbors are now fighting. We are lucky, and I guess the way I look at it... I can now get rid of that PINK paint! A mistake in my younger decorating days. A mistake I get to see every day! So... we now will get a new roof, a new ceiling, and some new paint! Guess the cabinets, counter tops, and appliances will have to wait!

Lessons learned... we can live without power, we can live without shingles, we can live without ceiling tiles... we can't live without our little family. And we are lucky, we have everyone! I also learned to get paper plates BEFORE a storm. Washing dishes with the garden hose just isn't fun!

Just killing time... it was cool outside in the rain, watching DVD and Daddy trucking shingles.

And... the neighborhood fashion statement. It is all the rage on our street! Everyone has one...
Piles of shingles...
Pretty blue tarps on the roof...
And, yes, even Pepper experienced some hurricane damage! The plywood fell on her bowl while we were taking it off the windows.

Thanks to everyone that checked in...
Lights Out!
me

7 comments:

Musicmom-Amy said...

So glad you are safe!!! Well, now you can have fun redecorating the kitchen, right?! :D

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you are safe!

Bev said...

glad you are safe!!

Your kitchen picture reminds me of when we were remodeling. We had just taken the entire roof off to start a new second story addition when the summer monsoon came thru. Several inches all in one night. I had ceilings and insulation falling all over the house like yours. It was not fun!! Good luck

Carol A. said...

WOW Alicia...have fun getting rid of your pink you have disliked....LOL! So glad you and yoiur family are safe!

Kyle and Kelsey said...

Ok, I find all of this very interesting. First, glad yall are ok. Second, you live what, 7 miles from my mom MAYBE and you would think you experienced different storms. They had one small roof problem that they didn't discover until the storms Sunday when the ceiling started leaking in their bathroom. Glad you're ok and have fun redecorating your kitchen!!

Lyn said...

glad you're safe! and you're getting new kitchen decor LOL
those photos are beeeeeeautiful! E is growing up!

How we met! said...

OMG, Alicia! Hope things move along quickly as you remodel and fix the roof! I'd just be sick to have all that mess to clean up! Hope you have power by now and things are shaping up!