Monday, September 29, 2008

After Hurricane Ike and a Freebie

The storm as come and gone, but he left lots of hard work behind. My town, Alvin, Texas, looks like one of those SMART BOMBS went off, but instead of hurting people, it hurt the trees. We used to have huge old trees all over town, but now they are on their way to becoming mulch for our flower beds. better than what some other nearby communities are doing, they are burning the tree waste.

We were lucky only lost 3 trees, 1 at my Son's home and 2 at one of the rent houses. None of them did serious damage to the houses, so that is wonderful for us. A little later I'll try to share some of the photos I took of Alvin and the surrounding area. DIdn't take near as many as I usually would have taken, but just to be truthfull, I didn't have the patients to do it, nor the desire. I guess the stress of no power for 2 long weeks started soon after Ike passed past us.

Yesterday I thought I would try my hand at making a paper pack for the August SAS-Y Color Challenge and found out about half-way through, my computer had lost 1/2 of it's memory. So What should have taken an hour to do, took half a day but here it is, an after storm gift for you.


AUG SAS CC Papers by Lois preview

Tomorrow is the last day of the month and we are busy as beavers, trying to restock the 'fridge and get all the FEMA papers work filled out. Then on Wednesday there will be BIG REVEAL over at the Boo's Blossoms Blog and at BooLandDesigns blog so make sure you do not miss it. I promise you will love the surprise.

Well I am off to do whatever I can find to do to keep me from having to clean house....LOL



Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 30 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

tricertifiedx2 said...

Hey neighbor!! Sorry to hear that you were one of the ones without power so long. Have some pic's posted over at my blog too...a few posts down now but they are there, along with a few video's. Did you stay? We actually left for a couple of days then came back. What a mess!! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out. Blessings to you!!