Saturday, August 20, 2016


Today (8/20/16) we had a real tornado warning.  It did touch down in Wyoming, but not close enough to us.

Our back deck...

Back yard...

Our driveway and neighbor's front yard...

Our biggest limb down - nothing to brag about...

Pinery park (2/10 of a mile SE of us)

Across the street from Pinery Park...

A few blocks south of us, the tree is laying on TWO cars...

Thankfully there was no damage to our house.  When the sirens went off, we headed to the basement. We forgot to shut the windows.  We had some wet floors and one bed, but otherwise we survived without too much damage.

Tim, Elyse & I picked up the bigger branches from our yard.  Elyse picked up the front yard of the neighbors (he was all by himself cleaning up his yard).

We lost electricity for about two hours.  Nothing lost there either.  Elyse's restaurant closed because of no electricity, so she didn't have to work tonight.

Praise God for his awesome care of us and our neighbors.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


I finished the bathroom curtain (thanks, Lacey).  I think it is too much blue and too much of the same pattern, but that is the way it is going to be for a LONG time.

There are still more projects, more boxes to unpack, and some cleaning to do.  All in good time!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


This is the dining room wall - what do you think?

Something new?  Pizza Cake!

Side view of pizza cake!