The latest addition

Harry

 

We are delighted with our latest baby to join the family.  My nephew Harry was born today, weighing in at 8lbs, 4oz.  What a blessing.  With my own in late teens themselves, it’s a wild and wonderful thing to greet a new being so new to this life.  Welcome to the world Harry!  We love you to the moon and back already.

IMG_1672

Icy invasion

In recent days we have spent the afternoon time attempting to stem the onslaught of water streaming into our house…. (click play for the soundtrack to my afternoon’s duties)

IMG_6513

 

When the sun comes out to do a little melting, for some reason, that melting is heading right into our house.  The walls are a mess.  The ceiling is bowing.  I am grateful to have saved our art work and photographs from too much damage when it really started pouring in in earnest yesterday.  The day before had been just the placement of a bucket or two here and there.

 

We have towels laid out behind the piano to catch the rivulets streaming down the walls.

IMG_6515

 

And for a couple of hours, I followed the drips with various buckets and bowls as the water made its way to whatever its destination might be down the beams of our ceiling.

IMG_6512

This is all utterly disheartening as this is part of the space we had refinished when we moved in years ago.  Something in the recent ice storms has made our roof into a non-roof.

IMG_6516

Thankful for insurance, hopeful for a good roofer and a break in the weather, we soldier on.  Hard to get much work done.  Though I am doing some recent embroidery which I will share here when it’s completed.   Stop by the facebook and twitter spaces for sneak peeks.

I hope wherever you are, you are warm and dry.  Keep in touch!