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  1. lmwinfree@centurytel.net's Avatar
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    The pin cushion idea was very funny, Grandma to be! Nun of that other wedding stuff will matter in a hundred years. So kick up your heels and have a good time!
  2. kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Now that's funny!!!
  3. Nancy in Louisiana's Avatar
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    The dress isn't that horrible. You only have to wear it once. Cut up it might be lovely as part of a crazy quilt.

    A friend of mine had kind of a novel idea for her daughter's honeymoon -- made a pair of pillowcases and had her picture on one and the dad's on another. The best man found out where the couple was spending their first nite, snuck in, and put them on their bridal bed. A great mood-setter, don't you think?
  4. gwanma's Avatar
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    I have been wondering about how the people affected by Sandy are doing. Is yours an isolated case or are there many still looking for a home? My heart feels your frustration and sadness and I hope that you can have some comfort in knowing that we are praying for you. hope you find a permanent home soon. Hang on to the Lord and keep your eyes open for the blessings. Easy to say...hard to do. But we pray that you will have strength, one day at a time.
  5. iluvquiltin's Avatar
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    Send me your address. Would you like fabric? Notions? or bake shop cuts.
    I live on the coast in Texas and we get hurricanes here a lot. I would love to share some of my stash. Do you have a preference on color?
  6. iluvquiltin's Avatar
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    Are you a hurricane Sandy victim? If so I can probably send something your way?
  7. joym's Avatar
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    I cannot imagine....I just cannot imagine. I saw somewhere you had a business. Are you in need of fabric???

    Joy
  8. theandersonhouse's Avatar
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    Hang in there, it was hard when Al was hit with tornadoes in april, so many homes destroyed and lots of lives lost. But trust in God. He will get you thru.
  9. giquilt's Avatar
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    It is so wonderful the trust you have. I have been praying for you.
  10. Jingle's Avatar
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    I think you are right, just hang in there and all will be revealed in His own time. I would never live close to any body of water. Just never know what might happen, I don't trust the weather and storms.
  11. wanda lou's Avatar
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    keeping your family in my prayers.
  12. Nancy in Louisiana's Avatar
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    Ah, my friend -- let yourself have a major meltdown. Yell at everything and everyone. Throw some stuff if it makes you feel better. Then take a deep breath, grab the shovel and rake, and dig in. No, it's not easy -- but there's not much you can do about what's been done. Keep up with any hand-out program you hear about and sign up (others are for sure, multiple times with multiple names). Take advantage of any govt program you can -- make it a "gimme" game and play it shamelessly.(I know from experience you should get a new fridge and freezer out of this -- everyone here did. Stuff gets a tad bit rank without power for a few days. Also had handouts of chain saws and generators. Don't recommend getting too many MRE's -- they get "old" quick, unless youre a very big fan of Chef Boy-Ar-Dee.) Reach deep inside and pull out that sick sense of humor all of us have hidden away and use it!!! OK - now you don't need to worry about putting up xmas lites, and you hated that wedding present from your in-laws, and you always wanted more plugs in the bedroom and bathroom which could have been a few feet larger anyway... The neighbors were slobs and you hated the color of their house. You felt guilty about the "brown leaf" desease on your rose bushes that you really didn't have time to take care of. Now's the time to shrug it off with a "Oh, well ... **** happens!" You move on. Serenity prayer sounds good about now. Whether you want it or not you are about to experience an in-depth study of human character. You will be left shaking your head in wonder. You will be surprised, amazed, and disgusted. Hard to believe now, but good will come out of all this. God has a purpose (and I don't mean bringing back Al Gore's global warming threats). Your community will come back stronger than ever -- in spirit, unity, and the latest in construction methods. If you ever get a chance, check out Cameron, Louisiana on google -- they rebuilt the whole town from bottom up after Rita -- and that wasn't the first time. You take one day at a time, celebrate the small victories (even though I think I'd rather poop in a bucket than a community port-o-let). Take pix for insurance and a measuring stick of progress. And just think of the stories you can tell your grandchildren. Most of all, take care of yourself. All this is just a speed bump in your life -- albeit a BIG bump -- but you'll get over it ok. Faith, love, and support will get you over it just fine. Yu have all three in abundance.
  13. sweetwaterquilter's Avatar
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    Dear, Dear Krystyna - You are the one who is always encouraging andpraying for others. My heart is hurting for you as you go through this horrible experience. I was through a similar event, though, I fear not as bad as yours is right now. Had flooded home from hurricane Opal in 1995.
    Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family, please take care and know that you are loved by many. Remember, this too will pass and all will be well.
  14. starshine's Avatar
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    Krystyna, have you checked with your pastor yet? I'm thinking maybe St. Vincent de Paul or Catholic Social Service could be of some help with food or shelter and maybe less red tape and lag time than the red cross.
  15. nise's Avatar
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    I am praying for you and your family, and if you need any thing I am here to help. Pm. if you can, and let me know what I can do. I will pm you and let you know what I would like to do. I will wait for your pm.
  16. giquilt's Avatar
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    I am praying for you.. I also have a friend that went thru the Nashville flood in 2010, lost the bottom of her home also. As soon as she gets back in town I will get some tips from her to send. I do know she got an old notebook and kept every name and contact she made because she had to refer back to them all the time. This will give you a starting point.
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    Krystyna, thanks for blogging this...makes it feel more real to us who are not living it. Makes it personal and more urgent. What shocked me was the story about the food. I always hope that people come together in a crisis, and that was the case for the April 2011 tornadoes here. Sounds like those people you mentioned are only about what they can get. Pitiful. Thank God you are alive. I realize that sometimes that is not a lot of consolation. We may be spiritual beings, but we have a human condition and we are conditioned to want our lives back. Grief comes in many forms. Once you get over the shock, then you get the task of the building. We are here for you and I know every one of us has something to offer in the way of help. Don't hesitate to ask for support. For me, I am always good for a b*#tchfest.
  18. wanda lou's Avatar
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    Krystyna my heart goes out to you my friend, I have been praying hard for you and your little family and I wish I could do more. I also pray for your little dogs change is hard on them also.
    prayers my friend, wanda
  19. greenini's Avatar
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    K, I can empathasize just a bit as we got caught in Hurricane Iniki on Kauai in '92, but the difference was it was not our home. We lived in a car for 5 or 6 days and found as you are finding that the Red Cross etc were not helpful. The National Guard arrived and we thought great, they are here to save us, no, they were there to protect property....it's a weird system. Even so, I'm trying to get a donation to the Red Cross, simply because I don't know any other organization that will help....I'm so sorry that I can't reach out and give you what you need.

    If you can get out of the area and go stay with Melissa's folks that might be the best thing to do. Or other family out of the immediate area, perhaps? Try to find your checking account number and get registered, that might help to get the wheels rolling and maybe try to get in touch with your insurance company???
    Hugs, Jo
  20. TacoMama's Avatar
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    I am so sorry for what all is happening with you. Be careful and be safe. Watch where you walk, etc. Prayers are with you and the others that are going through all of this.
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