Wednesday, September 6, 2017

After Harvey

This picture was taken out our front window at eight o'clock Sunday morning, August 27th. The street in front was already flooded.

This was taken at 4:55 that afternoon. As you can see, the waters had continued to rise. It was a little bit scary for a while, but thank God, we had no damage at our house. No water came into our home and we didn't even lose electricity. We were extremely blessed and fortunate.
This was taken Monday, August 28th at  2:48 p.m. The street at that point was no longer flooded. It took several days for the water to go down enough to get out of the neighborhood, and several more days for stores to be open and stocked. 

There are LOTS of people who have lost everything in this storm, not just here but all along the Upper Gulf Coast. There are have been so many wonderful stories of people who came from all over the country to help in our time of need. Many of them are still here. However, I am pretty disgusted at some of the big name charities who have raised millions and will take most of it with them when they leave. May God have mercy on them. 

I haven't share these two quilts that my friend Sandy made for the local airport USO lounge. They are made with the same pattern, different fabrics, and of course different backings. Aren't they pretty!

Here are three of our little girls. They are growing up! I think they will probably start to lay eggs sometime around the first of November. I'm really looking forward to that.

I've been working on this one for a dear lady at our church. There's a border yet to be added and then it will be ready to quilt.

And this is another of rail fence blocks being sewn together. It will be going to the USO lounge, too.

Thank you so much to those of you who have inquired about our safety. I appreciate your care and concern. There are always so many things for which to be thankful, aren't there?

Hugs and love,


Susie Swanson said...

I know you must think I've abandoned you but I've been thinking a lot about you all and praying really hard for safety. You were the first one that came to mind when this started happening and I started praying. Yes, God is so good and is with us through the worst of the storms in our lives. Haven't ben on much in a while due to ongoing illness but I sure do miss everyone. Lots of Prayers, Blessings and Love sent your way.

Karen S said...

I am so pleased that you are safe and well. We have been watching the news here about how many cities have been flooded and the damage that has been done. It is upsetting to see all of this but at the same time so uplifting to hear all the wonderful stories of help.
Your country sure is in the firing line at the moment as we have also been following the news of the fires in the north west as well. Talk about two extremes.
And now there is another hurricane headed for Florida and beyond. Our family in SC is watching carefully and I think they find out on Saturday if they have to evacuate. Very hard to watch and wait for news on the other side of the world.
Great to see your quilts on the go in the middle of all this chaos.

Margaret Stickland said...

Praying, Watching the news, Googling to see if I could see where the floods were and your street, and waiting. So glad for you precious family Love Margaret

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Elaine, I can just imagine how scary all of the storm was! Our family members who live in Richmond and Rosenberg were able to go back to their homes about 5 days later. Luckily they had no damage. Your quilts are so pretty and your chickens look so sweet! So good that you are safe and unharmed!