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!!