Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - November Nor'easter

Bragging isn't polite and there are many many Proverbs against pridefulness,
but what can you do?
...It's Toot Your Horn Tuesday!!
If you play along with this blog carnival then it is understood that all our glory goes to God. Because...
Phillipians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Write your own "Tooty" post on your blog, use the button code on the side bar in your post and then come back here to link up and read others. Or just leave a comment below and tell us something GREAT about yourself.

It's been a heck of a week here. After a 3 week period of sickness in our household, we were hit by Nor'easter Ida! Yep, stuck inside for 3 more days! And I shouldn't be complaining one bit, there were areas near my home that were completely flooded out. Homes were left uninhabitable and wind damage ravaged our city and nearby cities. Thousands of people without electricity for days. The American Red Cross has been on the move here. The stories of giving and kindness are amazing. My friends and family were spared the horrid effects. Ida just left us with a messy yard. A cedar tree fell over, but it is nowhere near our house. We've already gotten quite a bit cleaned up.

And guess what else we did! We painted the family room! Yeah for us! It's a first step actually. We've been considering putting our house up for sale so it's going to need some freshening up. (Remember I was working on my flower beds? I got them done too!)We won't be moving far, probably within a 5 mile radius. Our house is a bit far from the kids' schools. We're hoping to find a nicer home a little closer in. Did I mention that our house is 50 years old and requires much much yard work. We live on a canal and have loads of trees. We might even make a few bucks too. So I'll keep you posted on our new adventure. The realtor is coming over Thursday.

That's it for me this week. I think we'll be working a lot around our house over the next few weeks or months, so maybe I'll have some pictures ready for next Tuesday! Hope the rest of your week is GLORIOUS!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. sleepyheaddesigns-recycled cross tshirt
2. hand made cloche and pedastalled vase
3. Pat @ junkblossoms (space saving footstool redo)
4. The Joy Walk
5. Grey Umbrella (reversible apron & tutorial)
6. Mama Thompson(fresh water pearl necklaces with flower)
7. Little Lizard King - Personalized Hand Sanitizer
8. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (cutest Turkey MoonPie ever!)
9. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (Adevnt Pegboard Calendar)
10. Suzanne @ Just Another Hang Up (chair redo)
11. Jules@The Persimmon Perch(no -sew & festive)
12. a drop cloth slipcover @ continental calliope
13. farmhouse dream kitchen
14. Pandora's Box
15. Helga from My World
16. Knobs As Far As the Eyes Can See @ Yoga Gal!
17. Yes- I Painted Wallpaper {Stephanie Lynn}
18. Stefanie @ More Than a House (Window redo)

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sleepyhead designs studio said...

Love your blog-so glad I found you!

He & Me + 3 said...

Good for you getting some updates done...paint can make the biggest difference. I so need to do that.

Wendy Harman said...

This is Wendy from the American Red Cross. Thanks for the shout out. Sorry you were cooped up when Ida was passing through but so glad to hear you didn't have much damage.

Patti said...

Joining for the first time...thanks for hosting...patti

Helga said...

I am so glad your back :o) That would be so nice to sell your house and buy a new one :o) Good luck and keep us posted!!! Have a great Tuesday!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I just love cloches. There are so many and they are all so pretty.

I came by to grab your party button. i don't know if this is something to do with the host that has your blog, or what, but each time I come over to post to your party it takes a really long time for your site to come up and I am not having that problem with other sites. I just thought you might want to know. Sometimes it takes so long, I click off go do all the other parties and then come back and wait all over again.

Also did you know you don't have e-mail response set up. What does that mean--when you leave me or anyone else a message we can not click and leave you an e-mail we have to come over to your site to post a comment to get back to you.

Thanks for coming by.