Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lemony Snicket visited my house or why I'm MIA!

Have you ever had a series of unfortunate events? Well this last week Lemony Snicket came for an uninvited visit...I don't even know where to start but I do know that I had all the best of intentions to complete a blog series on Stencil Love...unfortunately it isn't going to happen for a few weeks ;(

The week started with my poor daughter and her significant other getting stuck for 3 days in the Shenandoah Valley with a series of unexpected & costly car repairs. They were very fortunate to run into the kindest couple, Iris & Johnny, owners of The Feathered Nest B&B located in Woodstock, Va..This delayed their visit here but finally on Tues. 7/3 they did arrive. Although they were so discouraged after planning and saving for their yearly vacation they were upbeat and positive.

This wasn't just an ordinary visit as right before they left I had to tell Cait that her beloved 10 yr. old Rottweiler...DUTCH, had cancer and the prognosis is not good. The visit became one of tears and goodbyes. Dutch came to live with us in NC a year ago after spending 9 years with her. I'm thankful that she had the opportunity to give him lots of love & kisses!

We were looking forward to spending a few days together yet on July 4th she was complaining of not feeling well. Come to find out after a trip to urgent care the next day that she had a severe case of Strep Throat. After much discussion they both decided to cut sort there planned vacation and instead of heading to SC to visit her father they would just go back home to Buffalo, NY. We all were afraid the more unfortunate events would occur.

She left yesterday and arrived home last night at 8:23 pm...safely...phew! I feel so bad for these 2 young people, as the anticipation and planning for a 10 day vacation was running high yet it just wasn't meant to be! We are all thankful that these events, although unexpected, could be fixed and they are safe.

Here is a quick picture of my sick girl with her dog!

Well I hope that explains where & what I've been up's to another busy schedule this week:

                  7/10 Husbands {arthroscopic?} knee surgery
                          Tattered Angels Blog Post
                          Helmar Blog Post

                   7/11-7/12 Projects to get ready for CHA!

                   7/13 Helmar Blog Post
                           Post-op Dr. visit

                   7/16 Fly out to Chicago for CHA

Heres a quick sneak peek for ya!


  1. So sorry to hear their vacation was not what they planned ... I am glad they got home safely!

  2. Sorry you had a rough week, here's to a better week next week, at least a good margarita. Hope your daughter is better!


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