Saturday, February 18, 2017

Where Have I been?

Okay Guys,

I know I haven't been posting in awhile, and I am deeply sorry for that, but I promise there has been so much stuff going on it has been absolute madness in my neck of the woods!

When I began posting in August, my husband and I had finally finished a nice sized addition to his wood shop, which was designated as my "she shed", and I was posting like crazy, finally with my own space to work in. September I spent most of the month prepping lots of projects for Halloween to begin a month series of blog posts for October. Well, much to my surprise, as well as a lot of us here in Georgia we got hit with a terrible Hurricane.... Matthew.

For weeks we watched Matthew, and at the last minute it turned leaving us only hours to evacuate the Savannah area. Now, I live 20 miles from shore and the hit we took from Hurricane Matthew completely devastated this area as Savannah and Hilton Head, SC took a direct hit.

Lots of people didn't leave, most hurricanes push back out in this area, and we hadn't been hit in 30 years. Hurricane Matthew hit us as a category 4. Needless to say, my hometown was demolished. Between the flooding and tornadoes, my little building and most of the stuff in it was destroyed. All the metal came off of my roof and the floor flooded. All of my projects ruined. Thankfully my house was still standing, but the roof had no shingles and two windows were blown out.

We were without power for 2 weeks, and I was out of work for almost 3, so that put a damper on finances in order to get back on track.

As things got back to normal, by Thanksgiving I had finally gotten back into the Holiday spirit and wanted to get back to sharing things on my blog (even though I was crafting from my kitchen), but the day after Thanksgiving we were hit with the news that my father-in-law, who was only 54, was diagnosed with stage 4, terminal liver cancer. He lasted only a few weeks, and went to be with Jesus a week before Christmas.

It took some time for me to be willing to get back into the swing of things, even after my shed finally became somewhere I could create again, and now I am finally back on the horse.

Even with all the struggles of 2016 - I find myself looking forward to the blessings of 2017, as with many things, there has to be struggle before true beauty and purpose is found. I have been blessed with a new building, and lot of cool toys that I am finally getting the hang of using. One of those is a Cricut ( my favorite Christmas present), and my father-in-law left a lot of his tools to me and my husband, which has opened a whole new world when it comes to creating things for me. I'm pretty sure, as of right now it is a toss up between my Dremel and my Cricut as to which tool is my favorite right now.... I also got a drill. YAY!

This is going to be a fun, year and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, but it's back to work for me and I hope you will follow me along the way.

Much Love,

Geeks and Glitter

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