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ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2015 2:14 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I'm moving some posts from the Recipe Thread to this new one, since one topic is important as another. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by worry and it helps to have others hold our hand when the going gets tough. That's what this thread is for, helping hands.

From Vic to Elena today:
Hope all that winter stuff is calming down for you. How is your daughter doing?

And from Elena:
Praise the Lord, the insurance is going to cover the damage. Bear in mind this is our largest room that covers much of the back of the house. Looks like the entire ceiling and walls will need to be replaced because once they start tearing out everything, new wood won't match the older that has aged over the years. (Ceilings and walls are all varnished bead board.) That includes window moldings, and all trims too.

The State Farm guy said that 17 states are being covered by this latest weather disaster and they think it will go to 29 before it is over. He said they re sending adjusters in from all over the country. I am now getting ready to start moving all the furniture and decorations into other rooms. Talk about a disturbing mess!!!!! We were revamping the laundry room and all of that stuff is in the den already. It looks like a moving van had just unloaded already and that is just the beginning.

My daughter's elbow break is BAD and it is her right one also. I saw the X-ray last night and it really disturbed me. Since she is right-handed, that is gonna make it bad if the elbow doesn't heal well. The surgery will be Friday morning and two doctors will perform it. Please pray for a successful surgery. Her name is Lynn.

From MaryE:

Little by little, Elena. Don't wear yourself out doing this. I'm sure it will be a few days or weeks until repair work can begin. I know how stressful living in a mess can be. I'll be praying for Lynn. She will learn to do a lot of things left handed, and even one handed for a while. Is she the one who lives right behind you?

From Vic:

Oh Elena Keeping your dear daughter Lynn in my prayers for sure. Please let us know how she's doing. God bless you and your family. Don't worry about the mess. It will all be done and fine before you know it.

From Elena:

They are talking Friday. A lot has to be done before then to even make room elsewhere for all that is in that room. It is the biggest room in the house and goes much of the way across the back of the house. The other rooms are much smaller and won't hold much extra stuff.

I have to take pictures this afternoon to send the adjusters. Hubby and were just looking at the ceiling fans and light fixtures and they all match. If even one gets broken it will be hard to replace them to match. I told him that they can take them down but we have to take the shades off and store them ourselves. There is so much to think out and to watch in order to not have all kinds of issues come along once they start. The window ledges were specially made so they can't dump them. Hubby is the only one I trust to do that without ripping them up badly. There is a lot to think out and a lot to do obviously. The roof will have to be redone this summer during the drought season. We need to find out what will prevent the ice block if we have such weather again. They won't cover that but in order to not have this happen again we have to do it! Lots of things to think about for sure.
Thank you for your prayers for Lynn. She is my daughter that doesn't live behind me. She has suffered from depression since her early teens and can't take anything medicine wise for it because she is allergic to all of them. She just has to tough it out. She also suffers from cough mediated asthma and coughs all the time and has for about 15 years, bad choaking coughing...... She can't use meds for that either. Poor girl has enough problems already without something like this happening. Please pray for her and that her depression won't become a major problem with all of this other stuff confronting her. Many thanks for thinking of her and praying for her. The medicine they gave her for pain for the arm made her break out all over with an itching rash so she has that problem now also. All she can take is aspirin and that is not enough to do much for the pain.

From Elena:

Actually I am not worried about the mess right now. I am just concerned about where to put everything and how to protect stuff in really crowded conditions. Most things will have to be covered and do dads and wall hangings will have to be boxed for their protection. If I can just keep a small path to the washroom and for getting from the back door to the washroom and kitchen that is the best I can do. The freezer and washer and dryer have to be where I can get to them for sure so I can't block that area off. I have a lot to think and a lot to do to protect my possessions, that's for sure.

Thank you all so much for your concern for my daughter. Please keep her in your prayers as she needs every one of them.

From Skiekitty:

Elena - My DH had that asthma cough and it wasn't until we saw a pulmonary specialist that we found out that it was actually caused by GERD! He went on a prescription-strength antacid & the cough went away! It was like a miracle! What it was in his particular case was there was pressure from his stomach sending up just teeny amounts of stomach acid into the throat (yes, like heartburn, but it wasn't enough to cause pain) and he'd be constantly coughing because the acids were getting close to the windpipe. He went basically Pepcid AC (OTC) 40mg and it went away! And I bet she's not allergic to chocolate.. chocolate cures MANY ills!! LOLL!!! But definitely keeping her in my thoughts, poor girl!! I've noticed that if I'm having a really bad day w/depression, I take Rhodiola root extract. It actually seems to help me a lot.

ImageElena
Feb 24, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
You are so clever. I copied and pasted all of that conversation and was going to send it to you with the recommendation that you go in and delete the conversation from the recipe forum. I failed to notice where I was. DUH! I have done this same exact thing (copy and then delete original) at my website several times in the past and it works well.
ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I didn't delete the original, it was time to start a new recipe thread anyway!! Plus we needed a worry thread. Kinda like a worry rock or a worry doll. Put it here and the worry will soon fade away! I hope.
Group hug
ImageElena
Feb 24, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Maybe the original chit chat would be better deleted since strangers might not be able to follow the recipes very well with all the talking interspaced with the recipes. Just my thoughts but not terribly important. I had the same thing with recipes on my site and just deleted the chit chat after I took it elsewhere..... but no big deal either way. Lovey dubby
ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2015 7:09 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
OK, whatever you say. My B/P is good tonight so I'm not yelling and arguing about anything. Big Yellow Grin
ImageElena
Feb 24, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
My B/P is low and has been for days so almost any sort of discussion, be it good or bad, is pretty much an effort for me. My patience is at a real breaking point. Being confined to this house that seems to be falling around me isn't helping either. We are now going another direction with our thoughts on the room. I think we are going to tackle it ourselves. I can't stand to have that entire room disassembled and have to move everything elsewhere. Hubby started taking down molding a while ago and we shall see what we find as he progresses tomorrow. It is going to cost us a thousand dollars deductible to have it done by the insurance folks and we can buy a lot of molding and bead board for that. I am not trying to save money at this point but rather trying to avoid a total gut job of my entire room plus other damages that might occur. Trucks and dump trucks and everyone going through part of our garden to get to the room doesn't appeal to me either.
ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You are dealing with a lot all at once too, and if there is a way to keep more water damage out of the room, you'd be better off if you had more time to think about all of it. But if you can't keep all this winter out of it then something has to be done one way or another. I really worry about all the things you are having to deal with right now. It's a lot for anybody to have to think about and you and Albert aren't exactly spring chickens . . . of course neither are the rest of us.

I wish we had a way for all of us to help you. We'd make a mess too but at least it would be a friendly mess. I can really understand your frustration with all of it ,Ellen, and seems like there's no easy way to go. I just hope there's no structural damage and if there isn't then I have no doubt that you can go from there on your own.

Like Mary said, one day at a time.
And a lot of prayers from a lot of friends. Group hug
ImageElena
Feb 24, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Thanks for the encouragement my friend. We haven't told the insurance company anything at this point. We have time to figure the extent of the damage and then we will tell them. Hubby said don't tell the kids either or they will worry us to death trying to help. Isn't that just like a man? He says let us find out what we need and then we can ask for help if we need it. I agree to that and that only. He is planning to start very early in the morning after he goes and buys pry bars of all kinds to be able to treat the wood with a delicate hand. The man knows wood and he is the best one to do this at this point. After stuff has been removed we will be able to see how far the water has traveled.
That room is 10 years old. He found the paperwork a little while ago. This is the first problem we have ever had with it. The ice block thing is something lots of folks are dealing with but surely that won't happen again this close to March. Fingers crossed on that. We will figure a solution to that this summer. Lots of investigation work will have to be done before hand. Hubby is back to his normal strength level now so he is ok working on this. A folding ladder is all that he will have to climb and not the tall one for going on the roof. I can climb too so we can probably do this job but it will take all of our time for quite a while to get it back in pristine condition which I am going to insist on.

Hopefully we can get things squared away by gardening time. I will try to start some seeds once we get this under control but right now we don't have any available space to put seed trays. Some things will have to go back to where they belong before I can set up lights.
Imageirisarian
Feb 24, 2015 10:57 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Elena--my prayers for you, your husband & your daughter. That seems awkward but they will get sorted out. This house was built 40 years ago & this is the first time we have had roof leaks & of course we get ice all the time. The roof was redone about 10 years ago so Mother Nature is happy doing nasty things.
ImageSkiekitty
Feb 24, 2015 10:58 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
it's not really a "worry" as persay, but really really annoyed at the USPS. This is a package I've been expecting since last week & the tracking for it:

Postal Product: Priority Mail 2-Day™

Date & Time
Status of Item
Location

February 24, 2015 , 12:26 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
DENVER, CO 80217

The package is delayed and will not be delivered by the expected delivery date. An updated delivery date will be provided when available. Your item arrived at our USPS origin facility in DENVER, CO 80217 on February 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

February 23, 2015 , 9:56 pm
Departed USPS Facility
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87121

February 23, 2015 , 8:43 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87121

February 22, 2015 , 3:38 am
Departed USPS Facility
DENVER, CO 80217

February 22, 2015 , 3:27 am
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
DENVER, CO 80217

February 19, 2015 , 9:47 pm
Departed USPS Facility
EL PASO, TX 79910

February 19, 2015 , 9:43 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
EL PASO, TX 79910

February 19, 2015 , 11:33 am
Departed Post Office
WEED, NM 88354

February 19, 2015 , 9:13 am
Picked up WEED, NM 88354

wth. seriously. w.t.h.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
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ImageMaryE
Feb 24, 2015 11:15 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Toni, no wonder the USPS is loosing money! I hope they don't send it back again. I would sure complain if you paid for priority shipping.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageElena
Feb 24, 2015 11:18 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Lucy, I guess I missed a post. Are you having roof leaks?

Thank you so much for your prayers. You don't have any idea how much I appreciate them.
Imagevic
Feb 25, 2015 3:38 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Elena - makes me tired just thinking of all you have to do but I understand wanting to do it yourselves. And we do the same thing - shhh - don't tell the kids Whistling but something as big as what you are doing, they will know. Prayers for Lynn Lovey dubby

Toni - Shaking my head on the PO Crying

Lucy - I hope your spring comes SOON!
Imageirisarian
Feb 25, 2015 7:08 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Minor leaks at the window. Ice Dam. They are telling people to clear snow off the roof. How do you do that on a 2 story house. The leaks have stopped. John tried to clear the big icicles, but his pole was not long enough to reach. About an inch of snow last night just so you can look out the window to be annoyed. John dug a trench across the front yard so the hose from the oil truck could reach the tank. The trucks are afraid of getting stuck in the driveway so reach from the street. We may have minor roof repair in the spring so should get on the list of the people who re did the shingles a few years ago. Nothing like the problems you have.
ImageSkiekitty
Feb 25, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Lucy - Just PLEASE please don't do what this moron did that I saw up in New York.. he took his snow blower onto the roof and turned it on.. zoom!!!
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Buy some of my photos! http://www.catsonkeyboards.com
"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!" - Calculon
ImageSkiekitty
Feb 25, 2015 10:47 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
An end to one of my worries.. my package that has lots of frequent flier miles has been sorted in my city & should be delivered today! Yay!! Now just need to hunker down for a week's worth of snow.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Buy some of my photos! http://www.catsonkeyboards.com
"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!" - Calculon
Imageirisarian
Feb 25, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
My dear Toni--there is no way that either John or I could lift a snow blower. No need to worry. ☺
ImageSharon
Feb 25, 2015 11:30 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thumbs up for Lucy!!!
ImageDaylilyOma2
Aug 13, 2016 9:54 PM CST
Name: DaylilyOma2
OH
Be a good day maker! Smile!
Well, there must not be too many worry worts at BG for no one has been here for a year and a half. I would not even have found it if Sharon hadn't given us the link. Rolling my eyes.
Oma
Imagequietyard
Aug 13, 2016 10:12 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
I agree Hilarious!

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