Monday, February 16, 2009

A Belated Valentine

A Happy Belated Valentine's Day to all. I was very grateful to be be busy with lots of Valentine's day flower orders this year. One of my favorites is in the photo below....

But I have been receiving some very thoughtful and loving emails wondering where in the world I am and if all is okay. Well, thankfully I am here, at home, although it is quite torn apart. We had some serious damage to our home from the ice storm last month and it will be quite a long process to get it all taken care of. In the mean time, we have furniture in rooms that they don't belong in (note the mess in the backdrop of the photo above), and Valerie displaced from her bedroom.....I KNOW it could be SO much worse, but it is still a lot to deal with and looking at the damage day in and day out gets a bit overwhelming. Below are some photos of the process. They don't even begin to show all of the damage...

Entry & living room/my workspace...

Living room ceiling & staircase

Valerie Jane's room...yes, that is the sky you see through that hole! It is hard to believe that something so small could create SO MUCH damage!
Needless to say, we are counting our blessings, and are extremely thankful for home owners insurance, and great contractors! I am telling myself each day that patience is a virtue and that all will go back in place soon enough, it is so small in the big scheme of things. Fortunately this does not seem to be phasing our girls, they are rolling with the punches and are as happy as ever. They are all working me now to change bedrooms and redecorate.....One day at a time!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day & I hope you know that you are always near and dear to my heart!
Love & Blessings,
Sanya

7 comments:

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

oh my gosh,Sanya, I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with all of this. We used to live in an old 1920s bungalow. We were only the 2nd owners and it had a lot of awful "updates" from the 70's. We lived in it while we remodeled it ourselves. Tearing down walls and re-plumbing bathrooms, it was a MESS. It got to be a bit depressing to be in a constant state of construction. So I can relate! But it will all be worth it in the end. I'm glad you had so many v-day orders. xo holly

Anonymous said...

Dewesa and I had no idea you received so much of the ice and subsequent damage this winter. We both have old homes and understand the frustration that goes with repair and restoration projects. Our prayers are with you and your family, prayers for patience and guidance. If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to ask.
All the Best,
Sheryl and Dewesa, Greenfield

Anonymous said...

Oh my we got hit by that ice storm too but luckily had no damage to our home. We lost our power for days and days....it seemed like forever. Well I know you are busy but if you need something fun to do to take your mind off of all of that damage come on over and join in on my first ever swap!
xoxo
Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh my we got hit by that ice storm too but luckily had no damage to our home. We lost our power for days and days....it seemed like forever. Well I know you are busy but if you need something fun to do to take your mind off of all of that damage come on over and join in on my first ever swap!
xoxo
Diane

Diane said...

OOps not sure what happened but it is me that left the comment about a swap!
xoxo
Diane

Tutti Chic said...

Sanya-hope the remodel goes smoothly & quickly for you. I heard about the ice storm in your part of the woods & am so glad you & your family are safe & sound! This will all be just a memory soon! good luck with it all & so glad you posted some your fabulous v-day arrangement! gorgeous! xo chris

Vintage Rose Collection said...

oh honey, I am sorry to hear of your troubles.. But before you know it your home will be even more gorgeous, if thats possible..
love to you for a beautiful week,
Jo
xoxox