Friday, August 26, 2011

More Switch Plates and Preparing for Irene

Wheh! Finished several large orders for switch plates and just got them in the mail before the big storm. I'm a little miffed at myself because I forgot to take photos of most of the switch plates I designed...too worried about getting them in the mail before Irene hits. Here is one that I made for a beach house and another I made just because...

We are preparing for the worst, but we are hopeful that this will pass us without too many problems. We have workers here trying to level out the grading in our backyard because we've had huge problems with our basement flooding this summer-- it seems like every time it rains hard, the sediment washes into our areaway, rushes under our door and floods. We also have gas for the generator, water, and are filling our bathtubs with water so we can at least flush our toilets (we have a well). We should fare well as we are supposed to just get tropical storm effects (unless, of course, it turns up the Chesapeake Bay).

Our prayers are with all of those who are in the path of this dangerous storm.
Linking to:
A Little Knick Knack

5 comments:

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

Hi Renee - can't find your email addy so just writing a comment... Do you ever makeover those plain jane metal switchplates? We are in the process of getting rid of all of those plain janes ones in our home for some with a little more detail. I currently have about 10 or so that I just don't need. Do you want them? Email me if you're interested and we can talk details. :) (and if you dont' remember, we met at the DC bloggers brunch - I'm in MoCo)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

we will be down here in dunkirk weathering it, too! i went out and got all my supplies.... like wine. so i'm set! :)
seriously, stay safe this weekend.
and lovely as always on the switchplates!

Autumn Cottage Life said...

The plates look great. I am so sorry that you may be hit by hurricane Irene. I do hope you are ok and that your lovely home doesn't get hit by flood or damage from the winds. Thinking of you at this stressfull time. My fingers are crossed for you. Keep safe.

My sister's just flown back to the UK from New York today, I can't believe it, she was only there for 5 days and there was an earthquake and now a hurricane. I guess you must get used to the hurricane storms but its still scary! Its very rare for us to get the natural bad events you get.

Good luck
Debbie X

The Kramer Angle said...

I love the switch plates Renee! It should be interesting around here the next day or so, right?

I hope it's much to do about nothing!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

We didn't get much other than some rain and some wind strong enough to ruin our canopy in the patio.

Be safe, Renee. My prayers are with yall.