Nov 17, 2011

Tornado and A Chance to Win Somethin'

While waiting for my daughter to finish getting ready for school this morning, I heard on the news that there was a tornado that touched down in Rock Hill, SC overnight. THAT is where my Grandma moved to and lives with my aunt and uncle!! I figured it was pointless to call the home phone, but did anyway and got a recorded message from the phone company. I don't have my aunt's cell phone number, so I called my uncle's cell. He was at work and apparently didn't know anything about it. He works an hour away, so he wasn't near it. He was a bit surprised to hear from me at 7:30 a.m. and then to hear what I told him! Fortunately, everyone was OK and it was nowhere close to the family, just no phone service. Now mind you, right after my grandma moved to Tennessee, they had the really bad floods and she moved to SC 2 months ago and now this! I told my uncle that if SC doesn't work out for her, she's NOT coming up here! LOL!! - jk  He promised me he would keep her down there and keep us safe.  ;^) I called my dad to let him what happened and that everyone was fine, since it is HIS mom. I'm saddened to hear that 3 people lost their lives from the storm and praying for their families and the community.

On a much lighter and happier note: I just seen an amazing give away being offered over at Funky Junk Interior's blog!! I LOVE her blog because she has a certain style that is really me. She made me realize that my house is all wrong for me! I don't like dark colors in my home, but I always seem to end up living in them. Why is that? Ironically enough, my house with first husband was dark with dark trim and cabinetry. I hated it, the wall paper was dark and looked like a dead forest at dusk without the pretty sunset. Depressing! Even though it was devastating at first, our house caught fire one day and it was the best thing to have happen to that house. I left NOTHING dark in there in the remodel. Now, my current home is dark trim & cabinetry again with lots of brick & stonework. I think the rustic shabby chic look works for this house and I'm trying to incorporate that little by little.

Anyway, I regress. My point is that Donna over Funky Junk is having a give away from Katie's Rose Cottage Design. If you love the rustic shabby chic look, then you need to go check this out. It's simple, just check out KRCD and comment on Donna's blog what you liked. If you want another chance, then just post about it on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog & tell her about that too!