Tuesday, August 30, 2011

signs of a hurricane...

We really lucked out...compared to other people, mostly in other states...we really did just fine.
We had alot of flooding in our basement and alot of tree limbs to clean up... that's about it.
We never lost power although we were thoroughly prepared to.
 My son who works for a tree trimming company has been working 14 hour days since the storm started Saturday. Now it sounds like his crew might be traveling out of state to help out, maybe New York he tells me.  I really do worry about him and this massive clean up they tackle all day, plus working around electrical wires. I'd appreciate it if you could keep him in your prayers for me.

I took some photos of our yard but lost them to a broken camera picture card. I put the card in the computer to view them and bam...card broken, just like that.   I guess that was my only big loss from Irene.

 Here are some of my favorite shots from around Delaware and surrounding areas (all taken from our local newspapers)...

and Maryland...

what a great idea!
 the one below I found on the web...not sure where this restaurant is located but I'd eat there...they have a great sense of humor...

speaking of signs...
since my computer was off during Irene, and I couldn't get to the workshop out in the garage...I sat and painted some new signs that were just waiting for me to have the time....I had all the time in the world waiting for Irene to leave...

Each of the signs above are available in  my etsy shop.

 a few of the custom signs recently shipped out..

 Happily ever after...at the farm!

 Wall planter in aqua!

Lucky is David's cat...he has his own garden!

love how this sign turned out..one of my favorite fonts, Algerian.

I hope all of you that were in Irene's path are making out okay! My family in Mass & RI still don't have power...that would be tough but at least they are all okay.


Added note... is anyone else having trouble leaving comments on blogs? Seems after visiting the first few and commenting blogger doesn't know who I am anymore...try to use the url identity but now that's not even working...is it just me?


Blondie's Journal said...

Sorry that you basement flooded...that is a shame. I hope you didn't lose anything valuable. In spite of the damage and loss of lives, the pictures are really beautiful...and I had to laugh at the restaurant sign!!

I am loving your new signs and trying to think of another place to put one!! ;-D


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Mother nature is so powerful. I am happy to hear that you and yours are safe and I will keep your son and his crew in my prayers to keep them safe.

Beautiful signs you've created!! I really like the Farmers Market one :)


Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, I'll definitely keep your son in my prayers! My dad and stepmom went thru a huge hurricane in FL some years ago, they said it was terrifying. My brother didn't mention anything about Irene, I think where they live in NC was pretty far from the path.

Your signs are gorgeous, as always! I'm not having any trouble leaving comments, are you making sure the "Stay signed in" box in UNchecked on your Google acct? That's how I solved my problem a few months ago.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am having problems leaving comments on some Blogs...not all of them, just a handful. It's so frustrating!

We have a leaking roof, a leaking bathroom, water in the basement, a messy yard and a pool that looks like the Creature from The Black Lagoon has taken up residence in there! It's gonna take a bit to get everything back to normal but we feel really lucky!

Glad you all made it through and I will keep your son in my prayers!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

So glad you and yours weathered the storm okay Paula! I will pray for your son and you pray for mine...he left Friday and is already in Brooklyn, New York and points beyond. His company is contracted with the power company, so I totally understand your fears! He said they were planning on coming home Thursday but there is ANOTHER hurricane brewing and they are talking about sending them to Connecticut! He just turned 19.....my baby!

Saying prayers!

Lou Cinda :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful signs! And you have amazing photos to show! ♥

Jenny said...

Such a scary storm. I'm glad you fared well. I was worrying about you and PJ!

The sign about the letters flying off made me smile.

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Glad you guys made out okay with Irene! Love your signs, Paula! Are you still backed up work-wise? How is your new partner working out?

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I can't believe there is still no power in Attleboro and Wrentham...crazy! Loving your new signs Paula...especially the Farmer's Market one. I can't wait to get my new one!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Paula,
I too paint signs and everything I can get my hands on :)

I was featured in R/H last October 2010 for my art work as well.

Love all that you create. come for a visit sometime soon :)
Blessings to you and yours.

Lisa said...

Haven't had any problems with leaving comments today, but I have in the past.
Glad you didn't get clobbered with Irene. And your son will be okay, just tell him to take it easy, and don't rush!!!

Love the signs as always!

Anthony Spence said...

Each of the signs above are just wonderful..great hard work..:)

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Glad all is well with you Paula! Loving your signs. Such talent.
xo, Amber

injaynesworld said...

Paula, I'm so glad you're safe and pray your son will stay so, as well. I love, love, love the farmer's market sign. Such a talented lady!

Cindy said...


I found your blog through Sissy, where i saw the amazing sign you painted. It's completely totally wonderful! I'm sooo ordering your christmas sign soon, and maybe another one. They are all so pretty i can't even decide...!


aimee said...

great use of your time! they are fab. i was having the same problem leaving comments. what i had to do was uncheck the keep me signed in and that worked! now i just sign in every time i log onto surf the blogs :)