Friday, September 2, 2011

The House on the Hill is Still Here



We are still here! Yes, I live where the flooding in New York State just devistated our entire valley and totally wiped out whole towns. Ours is barracked - so have not been into town. The National Guard has been into all areas - although my brother and I showed them on their map where some small hamlets and lived in areas are that they didn't have notated - hope they got into them.

The photo was taken from my front porch and we ran as just to left we saw the wall of water coming. We are 35 feet up from the valley floor and it is a little over a half mile to the base of that mountain where the Schoharie Creek runs - our village is just to the right. The water was to our front porch, so we knew the entire valley was under water.

Yes, I did a lot of hand work - when I missed machine, I hand cranked. But time has been spent cleaning up. For us it is clearing the debry in our yard and front field. We have a large water storage (water buffalo) tank, generator, food, clothing ------ oh, so much more than those who just have lost everything.

Here is where you can help:
Flood Assistance

QuiltBug newsletter that shows photos and gives where you can donate.


It will take time for me to catch up on things - home and community first.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

33 comments:

  1. OMG Sharon look at all that water,take care and stay safe

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  2. Sharon, glad to hear you made it through ok.

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  3. So glad you are okay. My prayers go out to all of those affected by the floods.

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  4. Glad to hear you`re fine.
    Take care.

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  5. I was worried about you, your town and your state. Hurricane coverage kept showing excessive rain and no place for all the water to go. I'm glad that you are okay and sorry to hear about the devastation in your area.

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  6. We're so glad you're okay and didn't lose as much as you might have had you been at a lower altitude. Our prayers are with you and all your neighbors.

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  7. I know your area and I am so sorry about the flooding, water can be so damaging. Here in Omaha, we have had flooding since June 1st, people are finally able to go back to their home but the foundation is no longer stable so they will have to be rebuilt.

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  8. So glad you let us know how you were - been thinking, praying and wondering. Why, you are one of our regulars!!! Please take care and hope that some normalcy can return. Judy C in NC

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  9. I was starting to worry, thanks for posting.

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  10. Oh my, so thankful that you are all right. So sorry about the devastation in your area.

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  11. I've been thinking of YOU! Glad to hear you're safe.

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  12. Dear me , I was watching the news last night and they showed areas of NY state that was totally wiped out by that dreadful storm ,unbelieveable the force of nature .So glad you are ok and didn't have too much damage unlike so many others in your area ,my thoughts are with them.

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  13. Most certainly home and community first! Just glad to hear that you are ok. Sounds like there is so much to be done! You and many others will be in my thoughts.

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  14. Oh, dear...Sharon...=( I'm sad that there has been so much damage around you.

    But, in the same breath...I am SO VERY glad that you are safe and ok.

    take care!
    annie

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  15. Sharon,
    Thanks for letting us know you are safe and have what you need. What a wild experience you folks are having up there! Take care and let us know how things go up in your area.

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  16. Oh, Sharon - I am so glad you are safe and that you did not lose everything like so many folks back there!! I knew you had been quiet because you were in the way of the storm!! Prayers continue to be for you and now prayers for all your neighbors!! Hugs, Kris

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  17. Oh, my...

    Am so glad you and yours are okay.. Thanks for the links...

    Take care...

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  18. So glad to hear you are ok. We had fun with Katrina a few years ago and I know how you must be feeling.

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  19. Oh, Sharon, had no idea you were so close to danger! Glad all is well with you. So sad to see all the people who have suffered in many ways from this storm.

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  20. Oh Sharon..I wondered how you did during the mess they called Irene.
    I've been watching the areas hit so I'm glad to hear you survived OK. Makes my little upset in NY just seem so insignificent!
    Take care my friend!

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  21. Glad you are safe. My heart goes out to those who have suffered so much.

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  22. So glad you are alright! Been checking by here to see --- take care! We are still praying for those who lost everything, including family members.

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  23. I agree, I'm glad to hear you are safe!

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  24. I'm so glad you're OK, but as you say, there are many that we must think of who have lost everything.

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  25. there you are, good to see you! it is a very sad time for sure but the community will rally things will get better!

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  26. So glad you and yours are safe. That water is terrifying. Hugs

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  27. Sharon, so sorry to hear about this. Glad you are safe. We have been seeing it all unfold on the news over here too. Take care.

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  28. I am so glad you are safe. I am sorry about your valley. I went and saw the pictures. They were so sad. Hang in there!!

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  29. I am thankful you are safe. Water and wind are so devastating. Hugs across the miles.

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