Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tags for Christmas and The Power Outage

First up I made a couple of quick tags for the challenge at Impression Obsession
using two of their new dies I just received.   I had been wanting that little sled one
"forever"...but it was "forever" sold out where I shop...it came in the mail yesterday....
 perfect timing, as it was a nice "pick me Up" I needed just about then!
and the cute little igloo I picked up a week or so ago.  the sentiment on the sled tag
is also an IO stamp from one of their grab bags of stamps I purchased
The challenge is to make a card, tags or gift.......due to my not so wonderful start
of the week I choose to make tags....
Now onto the power outage.
I am sure you all have seen the terrible storms the Midwest had on Sunday, and the homes
destroyed in Illinois and Indiana....I feel terrible for them...we lost our power
and though it is an inconvenience, we at least still have our homes!
Our power went out on Sunday around 3:15pm and it is to be on no later then Saturday
morning...it is/has been a hard week.  We heard the storm go over and about 8 miles straight
east of here they had a F1 tornado touchdown.   
We were lucky.
I am sharing a few photos of my week so far (don't laugh)!!
The first is after the storm early Sunday morning around 5am I saw this in the sky...
it put on quite a show...beautiful...
I did not alter this photo in anyway....
Next picture is Sunday night...self explanatory
Then is the wire mess of a generator...
Monday the DH had had it, and bought this...this is what we are living with for the week.
So there you have it...my life as it is right now...no water, no toilet (ahem)..nothing to
cook with...but I do have our lives, home and we are safe...I am grateful!!!


Larissa Heskett said...

So Glad to hear you are Safe!! We r in Nebraska and can't believe we r seeing these storms in the winter!! Usually summer storms for us!! Love your Tags such Fun and Cute Designs!! The moon picture is neat too!! THANKS for sharing and I hope you get your water, power and toilet back soon!! =) Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Lisa said...

What awesome tags!! I love the sledder!! The penguin is so sweet!! They are both fabulous!!

Ugh to no power. Our tornado sirens went off, which meant spending the day in the basement. The power blinked off but came back on. The strongest storms were north of us. I'm so glad you didn't have any damage. Have a great evening my friend :)

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Katie said...

Great tags! Love your little penguin and igloo. The sledding boy is neat too! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Leslie Miller said...

Your tags are so cute! I especially love the igloo and penguin. Nice you were able to have a little crafty time to recover from the stress of the storm's near miss. I wondered how many of my blog friends were affected by the storms and I'm glad to hear you came out okay. Thanks for sharing the photos of your week.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Sorry for the yuck! Love your tags! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

Darlene said...

Awww your tags are so cute! WOW love the red scarf on the sledder ... huh! Why didn't I think of that? There you go ... inspiring me once again!
So sorry you had to deal with all that mess but thank goodness for generators or it could have been even worse! Yuck for sure!
The photo you took is AMAZING! Wow!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so glad you are ok ... I am really sorry for all those affected by the storm ... it's really sad ...

Fabulous little tags! The little sledge die is so pretty and who could resist a cute penguin!