Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kissing Bandit

Lauren I hope this kiss is for your mom!
Quick update new plumbing, the contractor comes Monday to start other repairs and paint (yeah!) Anybody that knows me knows that I hate messes so this has been a lesson in patience for me. We are also doing some repairs around the house, if we can make a deal on the condo and with the realtor we are going to try and sell our house so we will see what happens, we have come up with what we need to get for our house and a little extra to change some things on the condo so if its the right time maybe it will happen if not we will try again in a few years. Also we think we have found the reason for my facial pain a root fracture on one of my teeth so tomorrow under light sedation I am having it extracted and then after a few months healing replaced. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers please and have a wonderful weekend....Barb

Friday, July 24, 2009

Well it's been a hectic week and things are moving slowly getting the damage repaired (snail's pace) today the tree service removed the tree, the plummers had to submit a new report to our ins. and it was afternoon until the ins. company called and ok'd so now it will be Tuesday before they can start the repairs. I can see this taking weeks (month) until everythings done, one thing I would like for you all to pray about and something we have been talking about for a while we are thinking about trying to sell our house and buy a condo. This has been something we have been talking about in a few years but there is a condo for sale in the local area that we like but it would depend on if our house sold. We are praying about this and we are going to leave it up to God if this is the right time. We are staying in a local hotel at night because we have no hot water at this time so I'm trying to tell myself I'm having a mini vacation (haha) at least it has a pool I'm enjoying take care and have a blessed week-end....Barb

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hey everyone things have been really crazy around here, I noticed the morning of the lightening strike that I was hearing a faint hiss in one of the bathrooms and then I noticed water around the tub well a water pipe in the wall ruptured so we have been dealing with the ins. company plummers, water damage company and a contractor. Tomorrow the plummers are going to have to jackhammer a part of the floor and tear out a part of the wall, the water damage company has already started spraying anti mold spray and their fans and other equipment to dry things out. They seem pretty sure the bathtub will be taken out and replaced and depending on the damage in the wall maybe the vanity also. We have had no hot water so its been very quick cold showers I am trying to keep my sense of humor during all of this and not get to stressed out. (Trying) Just wanted you all to know why I have and may not be posting much, have a blessed day....Barb

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lightening Strike








This morning at 3:33 a.m. we jumped out of bed to one of the loudest sounds I've ever heard and it was also like the sun was out when lightening hit this tree right outside our bedroom. We couldn't see the damage until around 6:00 a.m. when it was light the first and second photos show the piece of wood that impaled our siding and made a hole in the bedroom wall, there was dirt and pieces of wood everywhere. The insurance adj. has been by this afternoon we need a new garage door, some siding replaced and painted the hole in our bedroom repaired and painted the tree will be removed because it will die and a little gutter work. My husband for some reason left his suv out last night and it has a dent to be repaired but we were suprised it didn't have anymore damage since it was sitting by the tree. I am very thankful we didn't have anymore damage than we had and we are safe, also I am happy to report my facial pain is going away thanks for all the prayers....Barb


Friday, July 10, 2009

Miami Biscayne Bay

This is a view from the 17th floor from Marriot Biscayne Bay. If I could have this view everyday what a treat that would be. I went to the endodontist this week and he seems to think my pain maybe from a sinus infection then I had an appointment with the ENT and she thinks maybe my nerves on the left side of my face are irritated from the root canal and sinus problems she has me on a strong antibiotic and a steroid pack if that doesn't work in a month then she will get some xrays. Please say a prayer for me that this pain goes away soon, it's made me feel sorry for people that live with a chronic pain. May you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend it's going to be a really hot one here....Barb

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blast from the past



My brother 's and I, don't you love my high fashion? I was maybe 8 or 9 years old....Barb