Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good News/Bad News

The good news is:
I am back.
(I acknowledge this could be debatable by some).
The bad news is:
I lost everything on my computer.

The bad news:
We had a terrible storm on Saturday night.

Storm clouds moving in.

Darkening skies.

Rain, quarter sized hail
and high winds arrived.

Good news:
No damage to my home.
Bad news:

Several large branches down on my beloved maple tree.

My hnadmade arbor, demolished.

Good news:
Today is a new day.

And how was your weekend?


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sorry about your tree. Glad there wasn't worse damage. And happy you are back in action!

Julie Marie said...

I'm glad you are back Jill... and sorry about your garden and yard damage... we also had tremendous winds, rain, hail and snow in the mtn tops... and my gardens are a shambles... I am slowly getting them back in order... better days are ahead... xoxo Julie Marie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Glad to know you are back. I am so sorry that you lost everything and that your yard has been damaged. But look on the bright side. You still have your blogging friends around, your home is intact and your kids and yourself are safe.
TFS. Ana

TexWisGirl said...

sorry about the data loss! sure hope you had some photos saved off elsewhere or at least printed off. :(

storm season sounds like its already starting off tough this year!

Rohrerbot said...

WOW!!! I really love your storm pictures and glad everyone is okay. Sorry about your computer....that's a bummer. Don't shoot me for saying this....if you don't have a backup storage device, now would be a time to get one to save your pics etc in case your computer crashes again. Hopefully there wasn't too much on there. Take care and glad you're okay.

Madi and Mom said...

Yay for you being back.
We are so sorry you lost everything on your 'puter. Bummer!

We heard about the hail from another friend in MN. Very very odd and scary weather. Mother Nature lets us know every so often she is in charge.

Hugs from Madi and Mom

missing moments said...

So sorry to hear of that Jill ... but you're right ... it's a new day and all can be renewed. Life continues!

snowwhite said...

I am very sorry to hear you lost everything on PC. It was terrible.
And, bad weather・・・.
Nara also has had bad weather, so many lightning strikes.
Always there are bad days and good days, but I hope more good days and less bad days!

Fiona said...

Great that you are back
but sorry to hear you lost everything on your computer,
the bad storm
and the damage to your trees.

But at least you are safe and well and back with us again!

x Fiona

Buttons said...

Wow that scares me to lose everything in my computer. I hope things are better in your little corner of the world. Welcome back. B

Jenny Woolf said...

Glad to see you back, Jill. How upsetting about your computer and the maple tree. But how lucky you are to have your joyful resilience.

Have a good week

And, PS my weekend was sunny!

Paula said...

So sorry about your losses, but glad you and family are okay. We had electrical problems most of the week-end but now from a storm. Good new day to you.

Bonnie said...

So sorry to hear of your losses, but you are right today is a new day. I hope your maple survives its trauma. Bonnie

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yay you are back on your computer! Sorry you lost everything on it. You might have lost some branches off your tree, but everything is watered and must smell so fresh and clean after the storms. Hope you have a good day today Jill.


Susan said...

So, so glad to have you back! Today is a new day, hope it goes better!

Donna said...

The good thing about destructive storms - a new day to rebuild.

I'm so sorry though, I know how hard you have been working to make your property look good, taken so many hours of spring cleaning, outside. Now to do it all over -

I wish I were closer to you - I'd pop over and give you two hands and a hug!

Glad you're back!

dr momi said...

Bummer on losing everything on the computer!! But, I would be most upset about your cute arbor being taken down. (Bet there's lots of branches to work with right now but still -- dang it!)

Beth said...

OUCH!! I get paranoid when my computer acts up. I hope yours behaves soon.

Sorry about the tree and the vine.

Donna said...

Not as bad as Yours! Wow...what a storm!
We Really could use some of that rain here!

Anonymous said...

Much the same as your weekend with unexpected damage BUT nothing that can't be replaced. At least you and I are safe!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How horrible to lose everything on your computer! Glad your house was spared during the storm but sorry for your tree. We drove in a terrible storm on Sunday late afternoon, on the way home from Walmart, and the rain was so bad there were times we couldn't even see in front of us. Horrible. Hope you're having a nice day!

Ellie said...

Nice to see you back Jill. I'm sorry you lost everything on your computer, aways annoying when that happens.
What a terrible storm you had sounds quite scary. Hope you have a better week.

Gloria Hood said...

Hoping for much better tomorrows for you!

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Jill, Nice to see you back. Sorry to hear about the storm and that you lost everything on your computer.
Hope your day has been ok though.

Big hugs

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Jill I am so sorry - I hate that for you - just hate it. So I guess I am doing better then your right now.
HUGS. sandie

BlueShell said...

Oh, dear! That was scary!
Did you lost everything on your compute?! That would be a disaster if it happens to me....
Well...no harm at home...Praise the Lord!

Lynne said...

The computer loss is awful . . . Sorry Jill! And the storm, damage is sad. We had some of the storm here but looks like you really got it!

I am happy you are back and okay. . .

Terri Buster said...

Glad you are back- but so sorry to hear about the storm & computer damage.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Glad your safe, I know the rest can be repaired.
Sorry to hear you lost your computer stuff...I feel your pain, after I lost all my saved emails, I lost over 200.
Take care sweetie

Debbie said...

the great news is that your back!!

so hard to look at your beautiful arbor, can we fix it??

Bev said...

Now that was a cute post...sorry about your tree though!...

Nancy said...

We dodged that bullet -- sorry you didn't. But it could have been much worse. Glad you are okay! :)

nanny said...

I am so sorry for all of your bad news items.....esp your beautiful arbor....can it be repaired?

We are expecting rain tonight and tomorrow. We sure do need it. Everything is turning brown!

Lisa said...

Wow! It looks like your storm brought worse weather than Beryl did to us down here!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love your outlook on life....embrace the GOOD!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness! Well, first I have to say I'm glad you're back! On the other hand I'm very sad abut all that you lost on your computer (I hope you had a backup), your beloved maple (nature can be so cruel) and your arbor.

Ed Pilolla said...

i'm getting through the week. last two days were the first two days on the job, so it's been stressful. sorry about the maple, but i can smell the fresh air in that post-storm porch photo. darkening skies are fun.

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

Good thing there's no great damage.

--Your new follower from the Philippines.--

Tree Service Queens said...

Hey, that home-made arbor ain't that bad! I'm sorry to hear about your disastrous weekend, but keep your head up for future gardening!

-Oscar Valencia