Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Wow what a week

Where to start? Wednesday the 12th November is properly the best place, It started with me getting a temperature on Wednesday that turned into viral gastro so bad that I ended up in at the doctors Sunday who sent me straight to the hospital for re-hydration and numerous tests. But the worrying part of all this is if you read my blog regularly you would know that I had my Mother in Laws 60th birthday party here at home on Sunday. Well all I can say is that I have the best and I mean the best boys, my 10, 11 and 13 year old sons cleared out the back shed on Friday so that they could remove all the furniture out of the rumpus room to set up the "Diner" and then the set it all up by themselves. Here are the photos.

All I Had to do was sit there and tell them where to put it all, I'm so proud of them if they hadn't of done that for me the party would of had to of been cancelled. My Mum came up on Saturday that's her in the background of the above photo and she was such a big help too, I am so luckily to have such a wonderful family.

Anyway as I was saying about an hour into the party I told Paul that I had better go to the Doctor and when ended up at the hospital while we were there there was a large storm although we couldn't see it we left at about 5:30 pm after the storm had passed and OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This was not just some storm but a major one. We had to dodge flood water, fallen trees and power lines it was scary.

When we got home there were a couple of hanger ons left from the party have a party in the candle light, to cut a long post short we were lucky a broken glass table and 6 trees down but no damage to the house.

This is the yard before the storm.

And this is the mess after.

It can all be cleaned up, one of the trees that we lost was planted for my youngests 1st birthday, but we can replant. My prayers go out to the residents of "The Gap" who were hardest hit and many are now homeless.



Unknown said...

What a wild weekend you had! I am glad that you were able to get rehydrated and I hope you are feeling better! Your boys are the best for getting everything set up for your Mom's B-day party! How sweet!
So sorry about your yard, but glad that everyone is safe.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks like you've been busy. Good luck with your clean up. Glad you didn't have major damage.

Adeline Country Cottage said...

if it wasn't bad enough you where feel pretty dam crap, but to get that storm, I watched it on tv and wondered how many blog gals got caught up in it, you love back yard OMG look at it, thank goodness you can replant the tree! Our hearts go out to your family and all the other family's that got caught in that storm, I think where in for ruff weather for abit bit longer. Hang in there!


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Linda! Wow - you DID have a hectic and eventful week! Hope you're compltely back on deck after your hospital trip. Sad to lose your trees, but as you said, could have been much worse! Toowoomba seems to have missed the worst of it all, thank goodness. Have had over five inches of rain, though which has been FABULOUS! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Deb said...

Oh Linda! I hope you are feeling better and on the mend. What a week is right! Your boys did a fantastic job setting up the "Diner" you must be so proud :-) Thankfully you are all safe after that storm.

Pineapple Villa said...

Oh my goodness what a time you've had 0 i am glad the party went well and how good was it with your boys helping so much. That storm and the ones following were a shocker. Your poor back yard. But like you say all the others left without a home, how shocking this could happen so close to home. Hope you are feeling better now and its getting close to December so all the christmassy stuff will cheer you. Mel xxx