September 9, 2011

Friday

UPDATE: Shannon and I want to thank you all for deciding to join in our Limabeads challenge! All of the kits have been purchased and we are excited for you all to get your beads and get creative!  If you have purchased a kit, and are participating in the challenge, can you please leave a comment on this post so we know how many to expect? I didn't have any official sign up and I probably should have asked that people comment if they are joining in.  So, I am asking you now. ;)


Now for this, I have very few words.

 image one: this is my hometown (Candor NY) and high school. I have never seen it flood this badly in the 37 years I have been alive. Unreal.


image two: this is downtown Owego NY. My friend Nancy Schindler's house is in the midst of all this mess. I just have no words.  Never in my life have I seen it get this bad, and I have never been so worried and felt so helpless in all my life. I'm just speechless.

28 comments:

  1. i am so out of touch and haven't been watching the news. didn't even know that was happening. that is very scary. sending my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. The pictures are staggering. I hope everyone is ok.

    I am participating in the Lima Beads party.

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  3. I knew it was bad but I had no idea it was this bad. Hope everyone is ok. I appreciate seeing the pics to see what it happening.
    I have my kit ordered and am participating.

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  4. Wow! It is so overwhelming Lorelei. I am sorry this is happening in your home town and that Nancy is caught up in the Owego flooding. My kids are off school today due to some minor flooding - but our home is fine. The first sunshine all week has just broke through the clouds. It has been the craziest two weeks! Your challenge is super cool. I love Lima!

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  5. Wow, that is incredible. I hope everyone is safe.

    I ordered my kit (it already shipped, Lima is amazing) and will be participating.

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  6. I ordered my Lima Beads yesterday and received them today!!!Let the party begin:>D

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  7. I keep seeing so many terrible pictures like this and it's devastating. My heart breaks for the people who have been affected by this.

    In other news, I have purchased a kit from Lima Beads and should have it in hand in the next day or so. I can't wait!

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  8. Oh dear, what a mess. I can't imagine dealing with all that water and the frustrations that come with it.

    I purchased a Lima kit. I've never worked with ribbon so it will be a true challenge for me.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

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  9. Hi Lorelei! Those pictures don't have words. My heart goes out to all those in the midst of the flooding. I hope the water recedes soon!

    On a bright note, you and Shannon put together an awesome bead kit for the challenge. I've ordered mine and will be participating!

    Have a fabulous weekend~
    {Hugs!}

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  10. Hoping you are OK Nancy thinking of you everyday.

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  11. The photos are astounding. It is hard to understand the devastion through the use of words alone.

    I purchased the kit and it has already shipped :)

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  12. hi Lorelei, my heart goes out to everyone affected by these horrible storms & i hope they are all ok...people really seem to come together in times like these to help each other and i send my thoughts and prayers. take care ttfn Lana :)
    sorry i missed out this time mayb next time :)

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  13. I am so sad to see all the flooding. It is a sorrowful time for the people dealing with the damage. My heart goes out to them!

    I will be participating in the lima beads challenge.

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  14. The flooding is so terrible! I hope all this rain stops and people can get help repairing quickly.

    I bought a kit and am looking forward to my first blog challenge!

    Terri Greenawalt

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  15. The flooding is so terrible! I hope all this rain stops and people can get help repairing quickly.

    I bought a kit and am looking forward to my first blog challenge!

    Terri Greenawalt

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  16. I have bought kit! :-)

    Oh dear, those floods are really nasty. I hope it will work out for the better for everyone as soon as possible.

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  17. We had floods here in Brisbane, Australia last January, so I know just how devastating it can be...thoughts are with everyone affected.

    Yes, I'm participating in the Lima Beads challenge - hope my kit doesn't take too long to get here.

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  18. My thoughts and prayers to those affected by the floods. Mother earth is hurting. We have to take care of it and do our share.

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  19. Hoping everything drains and evaporates soon.

    Count me in on the Lima Beads Challenge.

    Try to stay dry.

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  20. This is just so sad. My heart aches for everyone who's having to deal w/all their homes/businesses being under water and those w/out electricity, too. I hope it all stops soon so they can try to put their lives back together.

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  21. That flooding is just awful, I couldn't even imagine. I purchased one of the kits and it is already on its way to my house.

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  22. Whoa thats so bad. I feel for your hometown!!!

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  23. We were very lucky only a few inches in the basement and the roof leaked onto my couch. I can't even imagine what Nancy and those with this much water must be feeling and going through.
    I feel helpless to do anything and I think that is the worst part.
    Whole streets in my town are gone. I hope the waters recede soon and it stops raining.

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  24. I'm amazed. I hope everything is okay with your friend.

    I also ordered a Lima Beans kit, and also my first challenge.

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  25. It is so ad to see the devastation that Irene has caused. My family and I were very lucky this time here on Long Island. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.
    I already hve my kit and it is even more beautiful in person. COunt me in.
    Rosemarie Cowit

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  26. Oh, I was lucky here in Chapel Hill, NC. I watched the new/weather for days. NC coast got hit pretty bad too. Then more rain from Lee. I feel for all those who got hit by Irene.
    I just got my kit on Sat. and will be doing the challenge. Lori Burek

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  27. I did buy the kit too.

    I feel so horrible for these people.

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  28. Sorry to see all the flooding. It's been bad in NJ & PA as well. All in all, a very sobering weekend!

    I had left a comment on the original challenge post, but in case you did not see it, I ordered the kit and will participate in the challenge.

    My blog:
    http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/

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