June 27, 2008

hours to get into this blog

Again i have had a time getting into my blog. i have made a short cut so i hope it works every time.
the table top is grouted finally. it is one of the things i had on my to do list until the flooding came.3 times we have had flooding in my basement sewing rooms.what a mess we had,----------- but not nearly as bad as others here in Iowa.it was over whelming for us at first.
then we saw the tornado mess and the flooding in other towns.we very lucky.our loss was small compared to others.
i received 2 e-mails i find interesting.i wonder what is the answer to the questions and statements made in the e-mails.

A reader from the Wolverine State wonders:
Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?
Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn't solved the problem? Asking where the FEMA trucks (and trailers) are?
Why isn't the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?
When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?
Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?
Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen television sets?
When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a 'vanilla' Iowa, because that's the way God wants it?
Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of cannibalism?
Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?
How come in 2 weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?here is the 2nd e-mail i received. Subject: Have you seen? Have you seen the pictures from Iowa, etc. of the people looting the liquor stores, carrying away televisions from retail stores, sitting on the roof begging for someone to take care of them, collected in the baseball stadium complaining about the food and shelter being provided? Neither have I

well this is my post for the day.there are lots of pictures on my webshots pages of our local flooding.

i hope to begin to use this blog to sell some of my oil painted cloth dolls and make do's.


June 7, 2008

posting again

It has been a while since i posted.We have had terrible weather in Hardin co.Rain, hail and tornadoes.
A few weeks ago it rained 6 1/2 inches in a few hours sending water up the drains in our basement.My sewing rooms are in the basement.Not good.We are still cleaning up and organizing.
I am to the point where I scrubbed the floors with disinfectant.We are still concerned about the black mold.
The bad thing is it keeps raining.Everyday this next week the weatherman says more rain.The streams,rivers and fields are flooded.
Water standing where i have never seen it before.

On a positive note. I feel everything happens for a reason and maybe the reason for this is so I get the sewing rooms cleaned and organized so I can get back to sewing and creating.Just a tip. Do not stack totes if you think there is a chance of water.Totes float but if they are stacked they tip over and spill everything into the water.
I washed and dried 52 loads of fabric after we got 2 feet of nasty water up the drains.

My job at the flower shop will end the last day of June.Another blow but perhaps it is to give me more time to do that creating in the clean and organized sewing rooms.I really enjoyed the job but the poor economy has hit hard here.
I read today on how little the government money give away,for most, is going to food and gasoline,Not to the extras.Ours went to pay my hospital bills.
Thank god for the $.
I am hoping I will be able to post a few dolls and other keepsakes for sale here on this blog.
Life here is not all gloom and doom. we have our health.The gardens are looking great.Our oldest son will be here next week from Fl. for his class reunion.I have not seen him in 3 years.Our town celebration is next weekend .We are hoping for good weather.
Well enough for this post. I am hoping to do better.