Sunday, February 1, 2009

I am back. . .

from Barren River from our retreat and I am TIRED!! Thanks everyone!! I had a great time!! Special thanks to Betty for organizing this and to Betty (again) and Terri for helping to make sure I didn't starve (not that it would happen over the course of a weekend. . . ) OH - and I also need to send a special thank Michelle for tolerating me! I am glad we all could make this and I am glad we take the time to share our stamping and scrapbooking hobbies!

I will try to e-mail pictures later, but it may be tomorrow. I made a detour to Wal-Mart in Glasgow before heading home. Then, once here, I had to visit with my elderly neighbors to let them know about how Mom and Dad are doing (because they would worry and will ask). I finally got my car unloaded and all the stuff is in my kitchen. I also picked up branches outside because, honestly, it was too nice to stay inside.

On the Mom and Dad front, they finally broke down Saturday and purchased a generator. They have no idea when they will get power back, but Mom said the lights flicked off and on several times last night. So, they are hopeful they may get their electric soon. As bad as it is, Mom said at least they still have their house, clothes, etc. which are usually lost or badly damaged in other types of storms. She said there was at least an inch of ice still covering things and that it is supposed to snow again on Monday. Mom also said that the power poles were snapped in half and that they had heard it would be easier the rebuild part of the power grid that was damaged instead of repairing it. It is absolutely surreal that they are going through this since I am so close and I drove home from the state park with my sun roof open. They are doing well though and I am definitely thankful for that!

Thanks again everyone for the great weekend!!


Glenda said...

Glad you had a fun weekend and glad to hear your parents are ok!

Debbie H said...

I also enjoyed our weekend away, and more thanks to Betty as well!

Thanks for updating us on your parents, I remember how awful it was to be without power after an ice storm, it was 18 years ago for me, and I remember it like it was yesterday! We also bought a generator after several days without power, and have used it over the years for smaller outages. Glad they are hanging in there.

Betty said...

Glad to hear your parents are OK. But the news on how long they may have to wait until the power comes back on is awful. I spoke with the Lodge yesterday after checkout and they told me they were only 1 of 5 State Parks out of 17 who were actually open for business.

The kiddos in Bardstown finally got power back yesterday, thank goodness.

Yes, it was a great weekend! I enjoyed it and got lots done. Hopefully, we'll make this a yearly event.

Anonymous said...

The weekend was so much fun, I hate to wait another year (LOL). Lisa, the web sites you told me about are great....I'm sure I will be in big trouble. Deb W

Michelle Mathey said...

We were 8 days without power but it finally came back last night! Hope your parents get theirs back soon! Glad you had a good time!