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Monday, June 03, 2013

Getting lots of exercise today. Cleaning up yard from the storm. We also picked the cherries that were left from the storms and from the birds. Got about 2 gallons and made jam this morning from that. Sad about our garden. We think alot of is is ruined from too mcuh water but we will wait and see if it recovers some. Tomatoes and peppers were hurt the worst. With the cleaning up, we will get lots of exercise around the place this week.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 6/4/2013 7:39AM

    Seeing good in all things. Exercise is a good thing -- so is cherry jam! I myself am partial to cherry pie! emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 6/4/2013 6:05AM

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cherri jam sounds yummy!

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CAKAROO 6/4/2013 5:57AM

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ELLFIN3 6/3/2013 8:19PM

    Sorry about the garden! I know how hard You worked putting it in! I hope it does make a come back!! Stay safe!! (((((HUGS)))))

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 6/3/2013 6:11PM

    Yumm, I love cherry jam :) Hope your garden recovers!

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IAMTOLOSE 6/3/2013 4:21PM

    Am sorry about your garden. Perhaps some will make it. Take care of yourself.

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LIFE-FAITH 6/3/2013 3:56PM

    Take care as you clean up.
Sorry about the garden!

Jean

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/3/2013 3:16PM

    Oooh home made cherry jam sounds amazing! At least you got something good out of the storm (jam and exercise)

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WAYSOFGRACE 6/3/2013 3:00PM

    Sorry to hear that your garden may have been damaged. It's hard to look at that after all the work you put into it. I am just glad you are safe!

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Down

Sunday, June 02, 2013


This is our big apple tree. We have since staked it with 6 fence posts and hoping that it recovers and lives. We do not think the tap root was damaged. The ground is so saturated from 10 inches of rain in 3 days that we pray the stakes hold. But as with any storm whether the real thing or the emotional storms we may go through after it passes we realize how blest we are. Today is sunny with no humidity and just a glorious day. We are so blest. We had no damage to our house or our bodies and we made it through some uncomfortable days of no power. And we are now realizing how lucky we were. It could have been much worse. I pray so for those in Oklahoma and also pray that they will realize that blessings will eventually come out of this. emoticon to all of you for the good wishes and prayers.

  
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WAYSOFGRACE 6/3/2013 2:25PM

    You have a very positive attitude! I hope the tree makes it. It will give you something to remind you that no matter how stormy it gets, we can persevere.

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CAKAROO 6/3/2013 7:33AM

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 6/2/2013 5:48PM

    Sometimes the storms make us realize our greatest blessings!

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NELLIEH1 6/2/2013 5:33PM

    You are so very right...it is GOD alone who carries us though these hard times/storms/challenges/emotional pains!! So glad that you are all right and that your home is undamaged. May your apple tree bear fruit once more!! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/2/2013 3:49PM

    I'm so glad you're okay! Hope the tree makes it too : )

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Rain Rain and more rain. (I'm back)

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Well it has been a long 3 days. After the tornado hit our area, we were without power until just about an hour ago. I won't be here long as I have tons of emails to removed from my box. But no damage to our house. We did drive to town yesterday during the lull and got some metal fence posts and staked the 2 fruit trees up and are hoping it holds. The main power trunk line was down on the side of the main highway and it took the power company until yesterday evening late to get that pole and line replaced but our power was still out due to the tree down at the edge of our property. They did come out and inspected it yesterday but didn't get back to fix it until around noon today. When they got it repaired they had to go remove some more limbs on the line further on and then about an hour after they left, the power was back on.
We fared better than most by having a portable generator. We can get 11 hours of run time out of 5 gallons of gas. So we ran it during the day to keep the a/c and freezers going and then turned it off late at night. Today I felt so sorry for the pour power company men having to tackle the trees and underbrush with their chain saws and it pouring down rain. We have had constant rain all day today. The day of the tornado we got 5 inches total rain that day and another inch yesterday and then today we got about 4 inches. We are hoping the stakes hold the fruit trees as the ground is so saturated it is awful. Flash flooding has been occurring. We are staying home and away from it all and thankful we live on the side of a hill and thankful there wasn't more damage to our place.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 6/4/2013 7:36AM

    Giving thanks in all things for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

So many things to be thankful for! Our God is an awesome God!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 6/2/2013 12:49PM

    Sounds like your area was hit pretty hard. Glad you are doing well with little damage to your property. Hubby just bought us a little generator to have on hand for emergencies.

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IAMTOLOSE 6/2/2013 9:37AM

    So thankful you are OK. Fruit trees can be replaced if they have to be but people, no. Glad you had a generator too. Have a wonderful day!

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CAKAROO 6/2/2013 8:17AM

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GEMLADYONE 6/1/2013 9:33PM

    Woo Hoo for getting your electric back! We were out 5 weeks in 2004 after hurricane Frances, and we're in the city (but an old part). It gets old after a while, but you do learn to be creative about some things, LOL!

Stay safe. I hope your weather improves tomorrow.

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NELLIEH1 6/1/2013 8:36PM

    emoticon What a blessing that your electricity is back on!! Also it is good that you have a generator. We are in the same "place" in the winter...nor'easters, ice and other snowstorms often take out our power, too. It is a good time to be reminded of our dependence on the Lord. Blessings! Nellie

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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/1/2013 6:20PM

   
Glad that your electric is back on. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 6/1/2013 5:00PM

    Glad to know that you are safe. The weather has been something this year that is for sure!
I hope things are cleaned up soon and your life returns to normal very quickly. emoticon

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tornado!!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

I will be away from here for a few days due to tornado blowing thru. We are OK but trees down. No damage to the house but lost some fruit trees. Power line in front of our house is on the ground so no electricity. We are in a very rural area so may be last to get power restored. We have generator but it won't let me run computer so can only come here on my tablet. I will be back when power is restored.

  
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CAKAROO 6/1/2013 9:29AM

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DOROTHYBERO 6/1/2013 4:34AM

    Take care! emoticon

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NELLIEH1 5/31/2013 9:22PM

    OOo, may GOD keep you through this time!

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GEMLADYONE 5/31/2013 6:39PM

    Take care and stay safe! emoticon

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TINADEE86 5/31/2013 4:30PM

    So glad to hear you are ok. see you when you come back! emoticon

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IAMTOLOSE 5/31/2013 1:58PM

    Am so thankful you are ok. Hugs. Stay safe.

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XNANNY 5/31/2013 12:35PM

    God be with you and hold you in his hands!

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ELLFIN3 5/31/2013 10:09AM

    emoticon I was worried about You yesterday. They kept saying tornadoes in Arkansas! Please be safe and take good care of You!!!!! Thoughts and Prayers Your way! (((((HUGS)))))

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LIFE-FAITH 5/31/2013 9:28AM

    emoticon take care.
Glad you are ok!

Jean

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BELIEVING-N-ME 5/31/2013 9:02AM

   
Glad that ya'll are okay and that there was no damages to the house. Take care of yourself. Hope that they get your electric back on quickly. Sorry about the fruit trees.
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GLORIAMAJDI 5/31/2013 8:22AM

    Oh goodness, how scary! Glad to hear that you are okay. Hope your power is restored quickly.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/31/2013 8:11AM

    Oh my! So glad you are fine and didn't have any damage to your home!

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Blessings and Cursings

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I volunteered at the gallery today and have been under thunderstorms all day with tornado watches and warmings. So today was a very slow day there. Very few stopped in so it is those days that give me time to think about things.

Why is it that some people seem to have really blest lives and others have cursings that follow them around like a dark cloud. I was thinking of an old friend from my school days. She was also a teacher and she and her sister owned an embroidery and cross stitch shop. She had married and her husband died young and she only had one daughter. Her daughter was her pride and joy. Her daughter was married and had 2 hcildren and then this past year she had another but had a terrible time in labor and she almost died. My friend was by her side the entire time. She barely recovered and just this week this daughter's husband got killed in an auto accident. It seems like it has poured curses in my friend's life.

Then I have another friend who seems to have been blest the moment she was born. And yes she complains for the small things bad that do happen at times. Strangely this friend is not as sweet a person as the other one who endures so much. So I'm thinking that the bad things we go through at times makes us better more caring people.

I feel I have been so blest myself. I have endured alot over the years and yet I have come out stronger for having done so. But I've never once felt I was cursed. I have just lived my life the best I know how and realizing that others have feelings and so I try to do what I can for others. When we go through bad times, it is better to see that there are others that are going through or have gone through much worse and be thankful for the small blessings we do have.

I always want to live on "Happy Street" but know that the bad things make me stronger and a better person.

  
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KIMPY225 5/31/2013 11:59AM

    We need to do the best we can with what we are given! Life definitely is tough in one way or another for everyone!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/31/2013 6:12AM

    Thank you - I needed that!

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MNABOY 5/30/2013 7:39PM

    We do not always understand why things happen, but I believe there is a plan and it is good and we need to accept that not all things are totally good or bad. The plan is for good and I do not know what the good of a death is but I have learned that my faith is strengthened by accepting the plan.

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HOLLYM48 5/30/2013 7:35PM

    Good for you for living on Happy Street. I wish there were more people like you. I too feel very blessed in life and try to never take anything or anyone for granted. We don't know what tomorrow holds so I want to love the ones in my life today. I would much rather build someone up and make them feel good about themselves to ever hurt them and bring them down!
Keep on being kind and happy! It is the best feeling to have!
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IAMTOLOSE 5/30/2013 7:33PM

    Happy Street is there for you wherever you are because you are a lemonade out of lemons type person. That is your blessing you know. Pity the people who can only see problems and never see how many blessings they have. Thank you for your post.

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