Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene Comes A Callin'

To say I'm a little anxious is a huge understatement.  Hurricane Irene is making me have OCD for I'm there more than anywhere else lately.  Usually I'm pretty cool about Hurricanes, because usually they fizzle by the time they get to us. The most we get are strong winds and rain. Occasionally something flies away, but no big deal.

But I'll tell you what has me in a tither about Irene... the flooding. Last year we lost almost everything in our lower level due to flooding, and I'm terrified it will happen again. There will be no putting it back this time. Last time took ten months before we were back in shape. And that's because our friends all came together to help. If not we might all still be sleeping on the floor. 

Another thing freaking me out are my "neighbors " trees. They are huge and not well taken care of. They have a lot of huge dead branches that randomly drop, usually in my yard. She used to have a double trunk Elm tree in her front yard. A few years ago it became a single trunk because a wind storm took it down. And with it all the electrical lines on our street including our electrical box, ripped it right off our house. The only time she came out of the house was to check her car and tell us she's not responsible for any of our damage. 

We have asked her over and over again to trim her tress, but she refuses. We cut the branches that were hanging on our property and damaging our roof, and she called the police! Seriously!!!
She claimed we were damaging her tree! You should have seen the look on the officers face! Priceless!
Our cars are parked right beside that big ole tree. One has no insurance, and just one payment left. We were holding off on renewing the insurance so we didn't have to get full coverage for just  a few months. Figures!! (btw, we have not driven the car without insurance)
Just our luck the tree falls on our uninsured car that's a payment away from being paid off. We decided to just pull the cars up on the front lawn where nothing can squash them. 

UGH, just want it to be over! Yesterday was such  a beautiful day. Sunny and warm, not even a breeze. It was so hard to believe Irene was barreling up the coast.  I keep looking at my garden, my morning glories are so not going to make it. I know I shouldn't worry about silly things like that but I do. 

Okay. I'm done whining! If anyone made it this far thanks for listening!! Going to be out all day getting the kids ready for school. Will be checking on my friends who are being visited by Irene today, and keeping you all in my prayers. Tonight we will batten down the hatches and pray for no flooding! 


my family said...

I just emailed you two min ago. I know what you mean,waiting for a hurricane to hit is difficult b/c of the unknowsn. I thought about your floding this morning. Praying you all do not haveto worry about anything else once this is over

WOW you have amazing neighbors, NOT!

hugs my friend and lots of prayers

The VW's said...

Nice neighbor you have there! Brother!

Praying for you guys a ton! May God surround you with His protection, peace and grace!

Keep us updated! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

thinking about ya...hope everything is ok and your home is safe...hugs and smiles...

Scrappy quilter said...

Hope you are all okay once this is done. As to the neighbour...can we come over and give her a whatfor!!! Hugs

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Ur daughter is an amazing, beautiful, inspirational hero. I will be praying for you and all those that are affected with Hurricane Irene. You will be in my thoughts on Sunday, cause I hear that is when it is supposed to hit. Which I hope it doesen't. I was born with a rare life threatening disease and developmental delays.

Lacey said...

Man, your neighbor sounds a little CRAZY with her trees! I do believe its her responsibility if it falls on your stuff. Isn't it??
Praying for no flooding, and everyone stays safe!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Prayers and all good things flowing, no pun intended, from California. I'll send a little sunshine along with those prayers as well, okay?

Emma said...

Praying for you all! Man that makes it come into perspective when we are complaining about gale force winds, but nothing like a hurricane!

I've been wondering if any of the blog folk would be hit by that hurricane. Keep the faith and I trust that God will do the rest!

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Jane@flightplatformliving said...

oh my!! you are so in my thoughts and prayers are you ok? xxxxxxxxx