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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Storm Isn't Going To Stop A Girl From Going Shopping!

On Friday rain and up to 80 mph winds swept through our neck of the woods.
 No the picture isn't blurry ~ that's the rain being blown around!
But that's not going to stop a girl from going shopping!
My niece Niki had seen the pictures on my blog from my visit to the Saving Grace shop (whats behind the yellow door) and wanted to go.
It was a beautiful sunny morning when I woke up ~ who would have thought it would turn evil!
It all happened so fast, it got dark and you could hear the thunder in the distance.  My sister got to my house to pick me up just in time.  She stepped onto my porch and then Mother Nature unleashed her flurry!
We waited on my porch for the rain to subside ~ I of course had my camera in hand and was taking pictures
of the rain pouring and swirling off my neighbors roof.
We really had no idea what was happening around us.
As soon as the rain and the wind calmed down some we jumped into the car to pick my niece up.
 We still had no idea what had happened around us.  The wind was whipping us around ~ it was hard to steer straight.
As we continued our journey to Berlin down Hwy 49 we were amazed to see all the debris, fallen trees
and power lines that were laying on the ground.
Some trees simply uprooted and fell over, some trees snapped liked they were twigs, and tops of pine trees looked they got a buzz cut.
 But we made it to Saving Grace and Niki was in her glory and found all kinds of goodies!
When we got home that's when we realized the full extent of the storm.
There were so many fallen trees and debris all over our little township and surrounding communities.
All you could hear was the hum of chainsaws buzzing in the air. 
A lot of people were without power, schools and businesses closed early, roads were blocked with fallen trees and power lines.  
(about an estimated 46,000 people lost their power)  Some still don't have power yet today!

We lost 2 trees in our yard, one of them being our 100+ yr old lilac tree.
My flower beds and garden are all laying flat.
I'm so glad I took pictures of all my beautiful sunflowers before they were all gone.
~ Until next time ~
I hope you all stay safe whether at home or in your travels
there's a little sunshine in your neck of the woods!


Prim Blessings


Shirlee said...

Good grief Robin! I'm so glad you made it through that storm & got to go shopping to boot : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Crikey Robin, that sure was some storm! But like you say, storm or not storm a girls gota do, what a girls gota do and if that means she gota go shopping, shopping she must go!

~Madalynne~ said...

That place is definitely worth braving a storm ~ glad you made it there okay. Mother Nature sure is giving everyone a good beating this year!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Goodness Robin, glad your all okay and the storm didn't stop your fun day. This sure has been one odd summer with the weather lately.
I lost my sunflowers to the last big storm we had too, but I didn't get to take pics of it:(

Country Whispers said...

No better time to shop than when you can't play outside because of the weather....BUT...I'm not so sure I would have wanted to go anywhere in that storm.
Glad you all made it to and from safely.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Stay Calm and Shop On.... :o) Sorry to hear of all the damage in your area - and especially your lilac and flowers....We got wind and rain on Saturday and Sunday - but, thankfully, this time around it was not that severe. So....what did YOU find behind that yellow door??? Hope today was good to you.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

colleens craft shed said...

Robin, glad you stayed safe. I heard from family down that way about the storm. Its hard not to go shopping when we have the day planned out!! :) Sorry about that lilac tree :( Have a good week and lets hope for no more storms.

Vicki said...

Wow, what a storm! Glad you girls stayed safe and only had minor damage in your own yard. Looks like there were some fun goodies to be had behind that yellow door. What did YOU find?