Finally Back Home But Met With Some Sad News
Well, I finally got back home. I had planned on working on the cat quilt but something else shattered that idea.
It's a 7 hour drive from my home in Illinois to back here in Michigan and when we were an hour from home I got a call on my cell. My friend had been watching my cats and home while I was away and she called me to tell me bad news. We live very rural here, surrounded by National forest and on a lake so everyone in the area is rather secluded. What happened was last night my nearest neighbor's home burnt to the ground! Fortunately, they escaped but with nothing but the clothes on their backs. At that time no one was sure whether our home had been damaged. Thankfully, our home is fine but oh my, my neighbor's home is ashes. All that is left is a scarred foundation and black, sooty ashes. I was left shaking!
I immediately let them know we would do anything for them. It's just so sad. Fire is always a big deal here. If your house starts on fire you really can't do much but watch it burn. By the time the volunteer fire departments arrive, it's too late. They have to come from 2 different states and it's not always easy access. My husband has decided to invest in a huge pump with a real fire hose after this. Better to pump water from the lake and have a chance than stand by and do nothing. Always be prepared! Safety first.
So quilting will wait for a couple days.