Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tent Carnage...

Thank God, John and Justin were home....we had 50 mile, plus... an hour winds, yesterday, at home... while Michael and I were in Chicago.... John called us, on the way home...{unusual for him...} asked how the weather was, on the road...and said to be careful....he didn't tell me how much we lost, and how bad it was, 'til this morning....{he said the massive tent, rolled up on top of his shop...he had tried to hold it down, by anchoring it to the little Ford Ranger...to no avail...it disintegrated...all that's left is the tarp...and a pile of twisted iron....I am so thankful he, or Justin wasn't hurt.... {little Ford..too} {I would have said RUN...nothing is worth risking your life over...oh my....} The other buildings and Greenhouses are o.k. It's cold, and snowing like crazy.... I'll pull the tarp off, when the weather permits... John said the stuff in the tent, took a pretty hard hit...as well...{this was a HUGE...drive in a truck and trailer, sized tent.... I'm gonna miss it....it's been a real blessing...}
Michael and I are going to load his trailer, at Dale's...and he'll be heading South, tonight, or in the morning...It's been a Crazy, Wonderful Week....It's also been great seeing all the Cool Local Shops, that it seems, I don't get to as much as I would like......There are many we missed...never enough time in a day...or a week, for that matter....
Love to ya...
Barb C.

8 comments:

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh Barb...
I am glad everyone is O.K. - sure puts it all in perspective. We had a tornado come thru our farm last Sunday -- clocked at 105 mph. We are still in the midst of clean-up, will be for months -- but everyone is O.K.
Kari

simplyiowa said...

I am so sorry....We are very blessed...I have been asked if insurance will cover...I probably won't turn it in.... It's hard enough to srape premiums together...I sure don't want a rate increase...{we never file a claim}
I'm so glad you are o.k. I'm kind of glad I wasn't here...now...that all is well...oh my...scary....very scary....
Love to You... and Prayers Your Way...
Barb C.

summersundays-jw said...

What is it with this wind. It's blowing like crazy here, too & cold but tomorrow is supposed to be in the 70's. Take care & hope for this crazy weather to leave us. Jan

Virginiarose said...

Barb
Glad everyone is ok!What can ya say weather in Iowa OH MY. Tell Michael it was nice meeting him and I'm still jealous he is so close to Round Top. Have a safe trip.
TAKE CARE OF YOU LOVE YA GINGER

simplyiowa said...

Hey Ginger...
Michael just left.... always very sad... to see him go... a 80 year old friend of mine, went to supper with us, the other night...then told us, visiting with us, was like sipping Champagne...I was very flattered, and... totally understand that emotion... I feel the very same way, when the Boys are Back in Town...but never quite knew how to put the feeling into words...
I Love them Both....Dearly...and will Miss them...so...until their next visit....
Love you too...Miss Ginger...
Barb C.

kim said...

Stopped by this afternoon ....wandered through the west yard and a hello from Polly! Will have to stop back again next time we are headed that way.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan...
I really...really hate the wind.... It's unsettling...puts me on edge.... Sounds like a lot of rain, up here, next week... {sigh...}
Enjoy the Sun...Sweet Friend...
Love to Ya...
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Kim...Sorry I missed ya...Was spending my last Day... with Michael... It has been the most wonderful 2 weeks... the first with Peg....the second, with Michael... {and having the Garden Party, in the Midst...seeing Everyone...what a Gift}...But tears....always seem to follow.... It was so Sad watching Peg, drive away... and, today...Michael...{sigh...}
I'll be here, more, through the Summer...And look forward to seeing ya...Soon...Sweet Pea...
Love to Ya...
Barb C.