31 August 2014

Checking in .....

Just a quick post to say hi to everyone. I have been so busy this week but also very productive. The clean after the flood is all sorted and mostly put back to rights. The insurance company have been very good and did a lot of the clearing out for us via a skip. The sad thing is that as fast as the skip was filled up people were in it taking it back out. As we used the cellar for a lot of our storage there was two large food cupboards for tinned and jars etc. Two huge plastic bags were put in the skip and within twenty minutes two huge plastic bags were taken out. Tables chairs paint  and all sorts were put in and gone in a flash. I am happy that someone found a use for it all but sad that there is a need.
 I have this weekend had the most awful stomach bug and had to come home from work yesterday after being sick three times while driving to calls. I felt so bad leaving them in the lurch when we are so short staffed but its the first sicky I have had in 15 months.  I still haven't shook it off completely but hope its decides to go soon as we go away tomorrow for a week.
  Remember I told you last week that our granddaughter Mollie got great results in exams, well imagine our surprise when we opened the local paper and there she was smiling away as she received them. Magic.                            Mollie on the right with some of her friends.
                                              And her results.
                When we were sorting out I found two bags that had come from mum's after she died. I thought I had sorted everything out but must have forgotten about these. There was lots of old photo's and  spent a day  looking through them and remembering, laughing and crying. Here are a couple of really old ones.
                                                           Mum and her friend, mum on the left..
                                                     Another one with mum on the left.
                                           Mum and me around 1952...
                                          The ones of mum are taken in the 1940's and seen as how we now do 1940's re enactments do you see any resemblance at all.

      I have been trying all afternoon to comment on  blogs but am just getting not available web pages. Going to try again now as I was getting it on mine as well and am now in.

                                    We are away for a week from tomorrow so catch up later.
                                                   Carol

21 comments:

Summer said...

You do look a lot like your mum! What cool photos to find - and congratulations to Mollie for being in the paper!

Mariodacat said...

it's so good to see you again. sO sorry for your problems. Floods are no fun Love the photos.

Cassandra Wise said...

Sorry you have not been too well.
Loved the photo's.
Yvonne.

Flynn said...

Lovely for you to find the old photos. I am sorry you are not well and hope you are feeling better for your holiday. Have a great time.

Austin Towers said...

I hope you feel better in time for your holiday! ConCats to Mollie!

Brian said...

Y'all travel safely where ever you are off to and we sure hope that bug stays home. We are glad the flood mess is gone now, but those older photos sure are great! Hey Mollie, way to go girl!

Georgia and Julie said...

Sorry you have been sick and had flooding to contend with. Purrs you feel better for your trip...you'll need it to relax ;) Have fun !
Congrats to Molly!
We love the pics of your Mom :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Jans Funny Farm said...

Glad you got the cellar sorted out. What a mess it must have been. It's sad others had a need for what you were tossing.

Have a wonderful week away.

The Florida Furkids said...

What a mess! We sure hope you're feeling better soon.

The Florida Furkids

jen said...

Congrats to Miss Mollie! You go girl!

I think taking a sick day was a good move, especially because you can't care for others if you are sick yourself.

Regarding the pictures, my dad was cleaning out some filing cabinets that have been in the garage probably as long as I've been alive (34 years) and he came across some letters from his mom (who died two years before I was born) as well as some pictures from her last Christmas. My mom scanned them and sent them to me and my twin brother. We never got a chance to know her so this is an amazing chance to see what she was like.

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! You sure look like your Mom! And gosh..we hates it when Mommy gets sick..no tuna!!
What good news about the grand beans and
Mes sends yous kisses
Nellie

Caren Gittleman said...

your photos are lovely!!! It must be awful trying to sort everything out with the insurance company.
So sorry about your flu bug, hope you are feeling better soon, but it is great news about Mollie! Congrats!

katsrus said...

Great photos to find. Hope you feel better soon.
Sue B

ScrapsofMe said...

I think the first one looks like you for sure...maybe it's the 40's coat....I think you should find a similar coat and do a black and white print in the same pose.

Pam

The Island Cats said...

So glad to hear that you're making headway with the flooding cleanup. But sorry you haven't been feeling well. Congrats to Mollie! That's quite an accomplishment. :)

Island Cat Mom

Sasha said...

they look like old photos of Lynettea's Mum in the forties.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Love the old photos!!
Hope you feel some better now!!
Tom had a very very restful week-end!! One like he hasn't took in a long time!!

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad that everything with the flood is getting sorted out. Feel better, and have a nice time away!

Hooray for Mollie!

Madi and Mom said...

Carol and Barrie safe travels.
Carol you have your mum's beautiful smile
Hugs Cecilia

Angel Keisha said...

Those are neat photos!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Wow, that looks like TBT an Mom!!!