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Safe and sound

We're safe and sound after our Hurricane Ike "Aftermath Evacuation." Last week, we chose to flee 200 miles north to stay with friends of ours in order for my husband to continue to work and communicate via email and conference calls with his team. When we left, news reports were cautioning that it could potentially take 2-3 weeks to get full power restoration in our community. And still . . . MANY communities here (including Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula, obviously) are without power. We're grateful to have power back and to have only lost a couple of trees.

Here's my Hurricane Ike slideshow


All of the photos were taken by my husband several hours after the hurricane. We lost power at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning and left town Sunday afternoon. During our time with friends, we had some unexpected things happen, but thankfully, we're blessed with friends who will drop everything and help. I'm just humbled by their example of mercy in action.

There is a silver lining though -- this lovely Anne scarf crocheted for me by Stacey (pattern by M.K. Carroll) - Ravelry link here:


The yarn is Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran in "Granite" (2 balls for the scarf).

And in my mailbox when I got home was this lovely sock yarn that I won:


I love the colors! Thank you, Karin! Karin blogs at Knitting by the Falls.

To summarize, we're home safely, we fared well during and after Hurricane Ike and we'll recover just fine from all the unexpected stuff that hit us while we were away. Having spent time with Stacey last week has proven to me that as wonderful as online friends are, there's something about being face-to-face over coffee and fiber crafts (her crocheting, me knitting). I miss that and I hate that it took a hurricane to take advantage of that opportunity. Lesson learned.


Very glad that all is well!!

i'm so relieved that you all are ok. i can even imagine how terrifying that was!
i LOVE that scarf! and it's so beautifully crocheted, and you look marvelous in it - especially with your ravelry love shirt. sweet!
be well and safe, Sweet Friend.
love and hugs!

So glad that you are okay!

Glad everyone is well, safe and sound. Glad that your home is there in one piece. On a lighter note, the scarf is scrumptious.

Glad you hear from you and all is okay.

I'm happy to hear you guys are ok and didn't sustain any damage.

So glad to hear you and your home are OK!

I'm glad to hear that you are back home and that it was not worse for you. Still, roughing it like that is a major inconvenience. That scarf gives me a new appreciation for crochet. You wear it well.

Whew! Glad to hear you weathered the storm.

Oh wow, I'm sooo glad you're all safe and home.

so glad that your life is returning to normal,and I do agree with Kim-you wear the scarf well.

So glad that you are safe and that your home didn't have any major damage.

so glad you are OK now. BTW, I love the crochet scarf.

Glad you are back home and that the damage wasn't too severe where you are.

Glad to know you are safe! That top picture, despite being hurricane related, is breathtaking.

Glad to hear you and your family are all well!

What a beautiful scarf Stacey crocheted for you! The stitch pattern is so intricate, and I love the colors.

Yummy sock yarn too.

Happy to hear you made it through ok!

Glad that you weren't hit worse and that things are okay.

I'm crossing my fingers that you stay hurricane-free for the rest of the year!

So scarry!

It's wonderful to hear that you were safe AND had the support of family and friends during the storm :)

So glad you all made it okay and were able to take refuge with friends while power was being restored! Sorry about the issues!!! Congratulations on the yarn score and realizing how important little things are in the scheme of things. Thank you also for staying in touch during all this. I hope things get back to "normal" soon. Whatever normal means!!
Peace...and stay safe.

I love that pattern too! You did a great job in choosing it and the yarn. I'm glad life is getting back to normal for you, but I miss you. It's coffee time after all!

Glad to hear that you and your family are ok and that your home is still standing! Beautiful crochet scarf by the way!

Glad that you and your family and your home are all OK!

i think you probably wear everything well.
that scarf looks lovely.

so happy that you all are safe.

Happy to hear you're safe.. That scarf is gorgeous! I really need to make that! :) and what a nice thing to come home to.. (broken trees aside)

Your Blog is beautiful - and thank you very much for the two patterns I have downloaded (striped hat and basic baby beanie.) I love Adriafil Knitcol yarn and shall knit the striped hat with some I have left.
I would love to put up one of your photos and a link to your Blog - on my Blog (!)- if that is ok with you?
Kindest regards,
Shirley I.

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