Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cyclone Yasi & a new challenge at Scrap Jacked

Where to begin?  It's been a HUGE week ...

This time last week we watched as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was making a beeline for Far North Queensland.  On Wednesday morning, my birthday, we woke to the news that Yasi was now a Category 5 with warnings of huge risk to lives & property.  Needless to say, we quickly made the decision to pack the kids & the cat into our car & drive away.  It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make ... leaving behind our loved ones & our home.  I was so incredibly relieved to get a phone call from my Dad to say that they were all safe & sound.

We left our car behind & managed to catch a plane on Friday getting home after midnight.  Whilst my town has suffered damage, it is the towns only 40kms south of us that have been truly devastated.

As I type this, we have our power back on & the phones are working again.  My daughter's school reopened today, even though they have no power, tarps on the roof & water damaged classrooms ... but it feels good to be home.  Thank you to everyone for your messages & prayers ... let's just hope that Queensland & the rest of Australia gets a break for a long time!

On a much happier note, our February challenge is now up at Scrap Jacked.  We had such an amazing response to the first challenge & a huge congratulations to all the winners.  I can't tell you how hard it was to pick the winners!

Here's my February layout

Why not pop on over & check out our creations ... we would love to have you play along with us!


Melissa said...

I am SOO SOOO SOOO relieved you did what was in your heart and everything turned out OK......I was so frightened for you, Sharon and Andrea on the coast, especially you guys.
Just glad that you made the right decision for you and your family, and that your family and homes came out of it fine...well much better than it could have been anyways.
I pray we don't see another big blow like that in our ya xxoo

See you soon for that B'day catch up hey...might come and stay down, we can have a glass or two of wine

Lou said...

Great to see you have a blog now Vicki!! and congrats on making a DT:) Love love love your LO's !!!
Lou xx

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