Saturday, May 9, 2009

Storm Damage-edit




Hello,
I am Jessie's sister, Jill.  She asked me to post here to let you all know about yesterday's devastating storm.  Jessie and her family are fine and no serious damage was done to their home.  There are trees down everywhere and power is out.  The utility companies are working feverishly to get everything back to normal, but there may not be power when the next shipment of boxes goes out.  Rest assured, Jessie has lots of help.  Boxes will still go on sale as planned, whether they have power or not.  Sale time notices will go out early this coming week.  The video this month may encounter a few hiccups, but they will do their best.  Be assured, Jessie and Phat Fiber are fine...just a little shaken up.  Thanks for understanding.  

Sunday afternoon there was some clearing of trees and branches in front of Jessie's house.  They really had a close call. The roads in were blocked and power lines are down all around.  She wants me to tell you all that she is encouraged and emotionally uplifted by all of your thoughts, comments, and prayers.  She hopes to find somewhere today or tomorrow with internet so that she can send out sale notices.


37 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Jill - please send Jessie and Marcus and the kids our love. I am so sorry to hear they had to go through this. Here in FL we go through lots of tropical storms and hurricane scares, so I know how hard and scary it is.

love - carly

Brat said...

Ahhhh days without power, I know them well.

Tell Jessie the best way to salvage the fridge if the power is going to be out a while is storm stew. Put everything that won't fit in coolers and can't be frozen in a pot, cover with water, and simmer till the lights come back on. Clearing branches makes you hungry enough to eat it! =)

BratKnits

Grace said...

wishing them all well during this trying tine!!

Bohoknitterchic said...

Jessie-

Enjoy some romantic candlelight evenings and "old fashioned" days without electronics!

Good Luck!
-Bohoknitterchic

Knitterella Purl said...

All the best to Jessie and her family :)

trh said...

Hope they don't suffer too much without power and hope they don't suffer too long. Tell Jessie not to worry about Phat Fiber - the family comes first!

Buckette said...

Our thoughts are with her family. God Bless.

Stacey said...

Hey Jill! If Jessie can get to Panera Bread it's a great place to recharge phones, laptops, mp3 players, etc. Free wi-fi, good coffee, and great scones! During Hurricane Ike, Panera kept me sane.

During Ike, I joined Audible.com and filled my mp3 player up with books. Great way to spend the evenings... knitting and listening to a good book. Helps to keep you from going absolutely crazy.

If there is anything that any of us can do to help, just say the word.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

So glad everyone is safe, that's the important thing. Hope it's back to normal soon, but 'til then, Jessie - we're here, patiently waiting for you. Why not get a little well deserved rest?

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the update Jill. Jessie, hope things get back to normal for you soon!

Elaine said...

The most important thing is that you're all well and your house is still standing.

Your in our thoughts

One Sheep said...

Egads, them's some mighty large trees! Glad you are all safe, hope you didn't make the mistake I did, I have an electric stove! We had power out for 8 days once, and believe me, it's tough cooking a tuckey over a tea candle! Stay well and safe.

Robin said...

Oh hugs to all -I know about storms and their aftermath. Good luck

Jags said...

When we had an ice storm, i learned the fine art of cooking a cheap frozen pizza on the top of a stove with a pizza pan and 3 beer cans lol

I agree about the storm stew, I do that when there are too many leftover veggies in the fridge that need to be eaten!

If you have a grill, this would be a great time to use it too

I hope everyone is doing okay and that the damage wasn't too bad!

You will all be in my thoughts

morgaine24 said...

this storm was bad i am glad everyone is okay and no one is hurt. my friend is a cop in joplin Missouri and saw alot of storm damage there. good luck i hope everything is back to normal soon

edina said...

Glad to hear everyone's safe!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks so much for letting us know. I was thining of Jessie and her family this morning when my Carbondale friend let us know she was alright. So glad to know everyone is safe. Such a devastating storm.

SupaCindy3000 said...

Jess, take care of yourself and your family. Hope all is back to normal soon.

Cathy said...

Glad to hear everyone is all right. Being from Kansas i know a little too much about those storms. Take Care.

Strike My Fancy said...

Odd as it may seem, some of my fondest "family" memories are from times the power was out. The kids think it is quite an adventure and it's interesting to suddenly have no control over the things that we normally take so for granted. That being said, I hope things get back to normal soon for you and your family, Jessie!

KellieBelle said...

WOW! These pictures are giving me serious Katrina flashbacks!! This is just what it looked like all over the city in Mississippi I lived in (100 miles inland!)! Happy to hear all are OK!

Quilting Pansy said...

Oh my goodness! Glad to hear everyone is well.
Cindy

missus.mint said...

Glad everyone is safe! See you posting again soon :)

CinderLisa said...

Thank you for the update! I hope they get power back as soon as possible, I know how difficult that can get!

Jill said...

The latest word is that this was an land hurricane. Very weird!

sciteacher said...

Glad to hear that everyone came through safely and the damage was light. Let them know we're thinking of them, and hope they get power back soon.
~sciteacher @ Ravelry

angella said...

gracias for the update; glad to hear everyone is okay 'cept the poor trees! ditto on the candlelight- that & a bbq would make it almost "delux" lol.
wishes!
angella

brownbear said...

Glad everyone is ok. I hope things get back to normal for them soon.

EverImprovingMe said...

My thoughts are with them.

The Mully's said...

I hope the best for them. No power would be terrible, hang in there and I shall pray for you! :)

Turtle said...

ouch! We had some good wind...still pulling branches off the roof but nothing devastating and amazingly we kept power through it all. Send her our best wishes...at least it's not mid winter!! Will look for the box sale info! thx for the updates!

Abby said...

Best of luck to her! Glad to hear she's alright. =)

beesybeefiber said...

I'm glad to know they are doing fine. I want to send my best and warmest wishes to your family.

Patricia

Elaine said...

Thanks for the update! SO glad all are well!

ikkinlala said...

I'm wishing them well!

Erytanthes said...

All of those poor trees... -.-

mamakin said...

Somehow I just learned about what happened...must be sleep deprived. Thank you for the update Jill & let Jessie & Marcus know that there are many prayers going their way from many many people. They're so lucky that they're all well. Everything else will work itself out somehow. If there are things they need, or ways we can help, please post it. I'm sure there are enough of us Phaties willing to do what we can to help them.