Daily Archives: August 29, 2009

You would think….

…that the tornado hit inside our house!


This is the state of my crafting these days. A mess of yarn, fiber and fabric. Some of this is from a few little boys who decided to play in my workroom, some is from an over stressed mama who’s just throwing her things everywhere. So not much is being done other than knitting on my Diminishing Ribs cardigan, since that is safe and accessible in it’s own bag.


Things are kind of coming together around here. We are waiting to hear back from our insurance company as to what will be covered. The obvious outside stuff should be fine, but we’re worried about the inside. The tornado basically gave our house a big shove and there are probably 20-30 major cracks in the plaster around our house as well as a lot of cracks in the stucco outside. Since we own a  home that is almost 85 years old, there is a good chance they might try to blow it off as “pre-existing.” So, keep your fingers crossed for us.

I’m having trouble adjusting. It’s funny, I’m usually a major problem solving, a get-to-it kind of person. But since the tornado happened I’m having a hard time. I feel like I keep wandering all over the house, not really sure what to do. Even making oatmeal this morning seems too complicated. Considering the kind of year we’ve had I suppose that’s pretty normal, but I just want to get back to normal. Which is why this is so hard, I guess. We had thought that maybe all our drama was finally behind us. And then, after the year we’ve had, we get hit by a tornado! Reality TV would love this family, it’s almost too much.

I hate to complain though. I keep thinking of the toddler who died here last year in a tornado, and the 200 lb log that hit our house about two feet above where Spinner was sleeping and it just makes me sick to my stomach. So, push on, Knittyfamily….we’ve gotten through everything else, right??

I’ll be canning tomatoes today, and tomorrow visiting my entries in the MN state fair. If you’re a local and you go, the brown and red longies and the brown and white marled yarn are mine! That will be fun to see.

Almost forgot, one last tornado item to share and then this knitter is DONE with tornadoes. The Skeptic shot this picture in the alley, a piece of wood impaled in the side of the electrical pole:



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