Saturday, April 11, 2009

The devastation . . .

We got electricity last night. I was worried because it was suppose to be somewhat cool and I was afraid we might get cold. So I was so relieved when the lights came back on. A couple of hours later, we got our cable back. The horror when we turned on the 10 o'clock news. A mother and her 9 week old baby didn't make it and were killed during the storm. And the houses . . . man, oh, man - The neighborhood that is right beside us had a house on top of another house!!! And there were several house flattened. But what is crazy is the tornado went around the perimeter of Murfreesboro! It just circled around the city!

I still don't have internet and I'm using my Sprint aircard - which is HORRIBLE in my house!!!! So ssssllllloooowww! And I'm about to throw this computer I'm currently on!!! It's that bad!

If you emailed me - give me some time to get back to you! And thank you for all the comments and prayers! It is appreciated!!

I've been thinking . . . . watch it now, this could be scary!! I'm really trying to finish up the boys' room - I'm so close! I was thinking that once I'm done, maybe do one of those linky parties that you see everyone doing! Everyone do a post on their children's room. Baby, Toddler . . . preteen - Whatever the age. I want to see how YOU decorate your kids' rooms! And I'm sure everyone else wants to see, too! Let me know your thoughts! I would be completely embarrassed if I was the ONLY person to do it! So, tell me . . . interested?????

Okay, I've got to go make some potato salad - yes, that's right. The potato salad that is so good that if you put it on your head, your tongue would smack your face to get to it!!! Yep, this one!

Gotta go - this slow internet is killing me!!! What did we do when we only had dial-up??

20 comments:

shabby girl said...

Oh, Miss Kim. You crack me up! My kids are all grown and gone, but my office is still a kid's room. I'd love to share.
I'm so happy that you have electricity back, and cable for the kids. I can't even imagine the horror of a tornado!
Have a wonderful Easter. I'm sending you lots of chocolate thoughts! :)

Robin said...

I am so glad to know that ya'll are OK. I just read about the young mother and her baby....so sad!
Hopefully, things will be back to "normal" soon!
Oh, and I would do the "kids rooms" things! It may give me incentive to finish Chelsea's room!

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Robin :o)

Paige said...

So glad to hear from you tonight and know that you and your family are safe. Praying for those in your area who have lost homes, personal items and most tragically, members of their families. I pray that these families have a relationship with our Lord and Savior and that they lean on him during these times!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

missy said...

glad to hear you and your family are ok!!!!
praying for all the others!!!!
hope you are able to enjoy youe easter weekend a little bit!!!!

Grey Street Girl said...

I'm so glad you and your family are okay. It's all very sad. There was no damage at all on my side of town. So bizarre how these storms work.

Kelly said...

Oh I am so glad you are ok!! I have aunt/uncle/cousins in Knoxville and they had storms; nothing like you got.

let me know if you need a little banner/button for your linky contest...i'd be happy to do one. :)

HUGS!

Gaston Studio said...

So glad all is well at your house.

Have a great day,
Jane

Tracie said...

yes.. i echo the sentiments.. so glad you and yours are safe and sound.

and i ask the same thing all the time.. what DID we all deal with dial up?!

Danine said...

finally able to see some news myself and only got a tibit about the tornadoes down your way but HOLY COW! Glad again you and yours is ok, everyone is still in our prayers!

Tutta la Storia said...

Hi Kim, catching up with your story and I am so glad you are all well. What a horrible tragedy--and during this peaceful time of thanks. I hope your community will rally around those less fortunate.

Lise said...

Hello! I was blog-stalking around and came upon yours. Lucky me! First, I'm glad your family is safe from that crazy tornado. Second, I LOVE your art! I'm expecting my first little one any day now, and once we find out who he/she is, I may need to place an order with you! Third, I love your idea about a baby/kid room post. I actually just finished posting about the baby room that my hubby and I just finished! Feel free to pop over to my blog to check it out.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Kim,

I am so glad you guys are alright. I was a little worried that the tornadoes may be near you.

Cynthia

Laura Beth said...

I actually made your potato salad yesterday for my son's four year old party. Yummy! One question - where/what brand is the cucumber ranch dressing? I couldn't find it and I just used regular ranch. Still so good! Glad you and your family are safe - and yes, I would do a linky party! :)

Holly said...

do the linky party! I am sure you will see some things you recognize in my kids rooms!

les_mason_curt said...

I am so glad yall are okay. That was so scarry and it sounds like you were right there... Oh man. Praise God! yes, I totally want to play your room redo party. I just redid masons room. i have to get some stuff up on the walls, but it is pretty cute- at least i think so... oh and i have a baby on the way so that is one more kiddo room redo on my adgenda... yall stay safe in todays storms..

joanne said...

Hey Kim!
I hope you and the family had a great Easter, I'm anxious to hear how Em like her B-Day gifts. So glad you were spared the wake of the tornado's destruction, it's such a humbling experience to have to dive into a closet or bathroom and keep the family safe! We were so thankful it didn't get quite that close to us! I'm sure you are, too!

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Megan L Hutchings said...

I had no idea your family was so close to the storms, but I am so thankful you all are okay!!!

It has been an emotional weekend to say the least!

Love the linky idea :)!

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

I just had to go to M'boro for a real estate closing. Wow! I feel for all the people that lost their homes and businesses. I'm so glad you're okay!!!

shabby girl said...

BTW, I left you a Lemonade Award on my blog today because of your wonderful attitude in spite of how stressful your life must be at times!