Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
We had another round of spring thunderstorms tonight. I had just called my mom to let her know that we were under a thunderstorm warning. About 15 min later, she called me and was crying. Said that something horrible had come through there, a tornado or something like it. She had water leaking in her kitchen and a tree was down in the backyard. A tree in the front yard lost a limb. It was pouring down rain and lightning still but as soon as it let up I hightailed it over there. Meanwhile, she had been trying to reach the roofer she'd used in the past as well as any and all in the phone book.
As I turned into her neighborhood, I could see tree damage and lots of damaged roofs. One house behind hers and to the right had so much roof gone in the front it looked as if the house was just being built and framed in that section! I could see the back of my mom's roof as I was driving and there were two areas where the shingles and paper were missing and the wood was completely exposed. Once I got to her house and looked around I could tell many shingles had come off all over the roof. Most were still in her yard, the driveway, the street and her neighbors' yards!
There was a bad leak in the living room where the water was coming through the ceiling light fixture. Streaking was occurring in there at the tape lines. Water was also streaking a good part of the kitchen ceiling.
Fortunately, the roofer finally arrived and they did an emergency tarping.
Her neighbor next door had a tree down against the house. See the last picture I uploaded.
It it wasn't a tornado it was certainly close to it.
Mom's okay but quite shaken up, as was I. If we don't catch a break soon, I'm moving to another planet!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Well, obviously the secret is out on our end of town! I looked out the window Wednesday morning and there was a flock of 40 pink flamingos courtesy of the best husband ever! It was too fun and made me smile! I had a wonderful birthday and turning 40 wasn't so bad after all!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yup, the BIG 4-0 hits tomorrow at 5:25 am. Extremely hard to believe that I've been around since the 1970s. Even harder to believe that I now sell stuff in my own etsy shop from the 1970s that is deemed vintage and desirable to collectors! Hmmmm.....
So, here's a little photo collection of this gal through the years. At least I don't have to color my hair yet.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
After several months of trying to find out if the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville was going to have to a Mother's Day brunch, I finally realized two weeks ago that we still didn't know and we still didn't have a reservation! I called and the verdict was no Mother's Day brunch since it was going to be the day after Derby this year. So, they recommended some other sites and the Galt House was one of them.
I made reservations for The Fountain Room at the Galt House and we went there today. It was so lovely! The room was just beautiful and the food incredible! They went all out for Mother's Day with an omelet station, Belgian Waffle station, salads, bacon and sausage, sides, a carving station, dessert table and a chocolate fountain with heavenly chocolate and giant strawberries! Everything was great! Best omelet ever! We stayed 2 hours, enjoying the food, ambiance and company!
Then back to our house for Mother's Day and birthday presents and a cake no one had any room for! Overall a lovely day and lots of wonderful gifts and time spent together!