Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm Back....

Mr. Willow
I just wanted to let you know that we are safe
 and back up and running here at Rose Hill Designs after Hurricane Sandy.
It's been a long, almost 3 weeks, without power or Internet,
but we are officially back up and running...cable and all.
Last weekend the power was finally restored at my home.
It was a long, cold two weeks.
On our property we lost 10 trees, one being a beautiful 100 year old Willow.
The wind and trees ripped the power and cable lines from our house, the night of Sandy.
 It was 730 p.m. when the house went dark... quiet and cold.
We counted the days and endured a snow storm that followed Sandy's trail.
It's been a long three weeks, but I am grateful that my family is safe and my home is OK as well,
unlike many other people in our community
and our Tri-State area who may not even have power or a home for Thanksgiving.
Our shore area was devastated as well, and our beaches won't be the same for a long time.
But, we must pick up the pieces and move onward and upward
....rebuilding our lives one step at a time!

(This was how we felt last Saturday when
the Power guys came to our house to re-attach the lines!
Thanks for being here and ALL of your kind thoughts and wishes,
 I appreciate it more than you know!


Fallingladies said...

So glad you are now getting back to normal... I can't imagine being without heat that long!

Brian Miller said...

yay! glad you are back...and power and net have been restored...been worried about you all...that was a long silence...smiles...ugh on all the damage up there...sorry and i hope more and more are restored and receive the help they need to get back on their feet.

Christine said...

so glad to know you are ok and looking at the bright side as usual!

Heather B. said...

So glad you're back, Heather! Sometimes it seems a bit romantic to be without power, but for almost 3 weeks, I think the novelty would wear off. I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Willow and the loss of your other trees, but very glad to hear that you and your family are doing well and there was no damage to your home. :)

Rita said...

So happy to hear you are all safe and sound. Sorry for your trees. 3 weeks without power! I wonder if you learned anythign about yourself in that time...I think my family could use three weeks without TV...heat I'd keep, though. :)

PS - super cute illustration!

Maggie said...

Yay! I'm glad you have power. I don't think I could have endured three weeks without lights or heat, especially with the weather you've had. I'm glad you are ok!

Laurie said...

oh Heather its so good to know you are back and with power, I'm so glad that it was only trees you lost, they will grow back, thats a beautiful happy girl in the painting!

Wanda said...

Such good news to see you back, blogging, and safe with power. Your illustration is so "powerful".

Sad for your 10 trees, and the picture of your tree missing part of his face is touching.

craftattack said...

Good to see you back, glad that you stayed safe, take care! Valerie

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Happy to read you again! :) It's a very good thing to knowe you all are OK :)

maddyrose said...

Welcome back Heather. It must have been quite an ordeal and am happy you and your family are safe.

Betsy Brock said...

That was a long time without power! Was thinking of you! So glad you are all ok, safe and warm now!