Monday, June 23, 2008


YIPPY SKIPPY We have POSTAL mail service again.

Our Postal Gal said that she can pick up packages and deliver mail to us now as they are using the Side Post Office as their MAIN POST OFFICE until things are cleaned up downtown.

It's going to take a long time but they have HUGE SEMI-TRUCKS of FLOOD and DISASTER SPECIALISTS cleaning everything up. I have to tell you, I never knew something like that even existed, specific companies coming in just to clean up flood damage. Boy, am I not in touch with that. Also, because of my bout with cancer/chemo I am not allowed to help with the clean up. And, just this past Friday, I had another epidural shots put into my back as it was getting worst again.

On a bright note.......Bob and I have been working hard on THE BIG SURPRISE I have going. It's been my dream from day one and I cannot wait to share it with all of YOU!!!

Love and Hugs, Amy

( can go to YOUTUBE and type in Cedar Rapids Flood 2008 and you find hundreds of videos about our flood, some of them are INCREDIBLE to watch. I had to stop watching them as it just makes my heart heavy)


Susan said...

Hi Amy,
It's so good to see your post. I'm glad you and yours are safe!
Hugs, Susan

Alison Gibbs said...

So happy that all is well with you and Bob with the floods.

The Urban Chic said...

Dear Sweet Amy, PLEASE stay away from all that for your own safety. I went through the same thing with Katrina. I wore gloves, mask, and long sleeve shirts and pants, but only worked upstairs where the flood waters didn't get to, so I know how bad it is with all the mold and pollutants. When you can't do, you can pray, which is what I have been doing. Can't wait to see your surprise. Love and Hugs, Pat

Iowa Gal said...

Hi Amy....... So glad to see you are up and running again. Did you hurt your back at some time? Iam anxious to see what the surprise is. Have a good day dear friend........JAN

Judy said...

I'm so glad things are starting to get back to normal down there. Sorry your back is acting up again. I'm beginning to think this back thing is permanent. It just never goes away. Mine has hurt for a year is better but the pain is still there. Very annoying.

Sharon Kay said...

Hi Amy..............So glad you have mail again. We take so much for granted and when it is gone we then know how much it means. After your last year I know you know what I mean. So glad you are doing so well. Love u Sharon K

Marcela said...

Hello Amy
I am glad to see you again!!!
I hope everything is better in you town now.

Miss Jean said...

I hope you realise that you are thought of on a daily basis. Stay well, healthy and safe. When you see other Cedar Rapidians (?) tell them Miss Jean sends her love and hugs.

Recycled Rita said...

I am just so happy that you are okay!!! Is your house damaged or did it get missed? Do what they say, don't jeopardize your health!
Take care! karen b....
PS. My mom and I loved the chalkware lambs and the fabric! Thank you!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy girl !! I am so excited to hear of the big reveal !!

quiltdoggie said...

Amy, I can almost hear it in your voice ~ you are amazing girl!! Isn't it incredible what a positive outlook can do for you?? Now come on and show us the project. . . . . . can't wait!! xo P