So a few days ago when I wrote a post called, Not the Best Week Ever, I joked about my devastation over Tim Riggins cutting his hair.
Unfortunately, this week is turning out to be a bit worse. Hurricane Irene seriously kicked my New York ass. Before the storm, I hightailed it to my in laws because Rick was working in the city and I didn’t want to be in the middle of a hurricane, with four children, all alone. Even with a really big tote bag to carry them all out in an emergency.
And it’s a good thing I left town because my next door neighbor had to be rescued by boat.
This was my street….
Later in the day, the waters subsided and Rick got back home to check out the damage.
This is our yard…
That brown muddy rectangle is where our swing set used to be.
We found it conveniently on its side, under our deck.
The flood water filled our basement….
and made its way up to our first floor…
The whole first floor is completely drenched. And ruined.
We won’t be able to live in the house. I don’t know for how long.
The whole thing is quite overwhelming. So I’m working on my gratitude list…
1. We are safe.
2. Everything can be replaced and fixed in time.
3. None of my kids are named Irene.
4. So many texts, emails and message from friends wanting to help. I’m assuming one of them will move out of their house so we can live there. Forever.
5. Tim Riggins’ hair will grow back.
mama bird notes:
I am still running the best giveaway EVER. I’m giving away an iPad 2!! The contest is sponsored by Vonage’s new “Time to Call App.” So click on this post for all the details on how to enter.
Remember the mama bird motto: Just because I don’t have a house doesn’t mean you can’t win a new iPad! Good luck.