First of all, my parents got their power back today!! They lost power on Tuesday, 01/27. They braved it out until 02/01, at which time they broke down and purchased a generator. So, they have been getting by and they are definitely thankful a generator and some hard work clearing trees is all the significant damage they have to deal with when compared to some others. A huge thanks goes out to all those persons who have been working LIKE CRAZY to help all the people get their power back. Dad said he was up and outside around 5A this morning and spoke to a Kenergy guy who was looking at the poles with a spotlight!! I went home earlier this week for a funeral and the closer I got, the more damage I saw. It was truly amazing to see. Mom and Dad still had at least 3 inches of ice on their deck and this was a week after the storm!! Dad said the Kenergy guy told him they had to hire a security firm because people were threatening them because they did not have power. How crazy is that? Anyway, again. . . . a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to those workers!!
The past two weekends I have been primarily working on making cards for Operation Hero Mail. This is another A Muse challenge using an absolutely adorable stamp set (see here: http://www.amuseartstamps.com/CartGenie/prod-2883.htm). The idea is to make cards for our troops. The coordinator, Geeta, will ensure they are sent to the company who gets them distributed. I think it is a great cause!! I did double philanthropic work this weekend as the crop I attended on Saturday was an annual event where the proceeds always go to some cancer-related cause. This year the proceeds went to a local hospice. Anyway, above are my two favorite cards that I made over the course of the past two weekends. The first card is supposed to remind you of a parade on Main Street and the second was inspired by Sherry C. (see herblog here: http://littlestampsbiglife.blogspot.com/ - the card that inspired me is from her 01/25/09 post).
Here is hoping everyone starts off to a great week tomorrow!!