Thursday, 3 April 2008

Well today has been an awful day........

Well today has been an awful day in many ways.......
To start with I could not see the mountains on my way to my Pop because of the dust in the air.........we were not as bad as down south but the wind blew all day............

Sadly my Pop died this morning which was a blessing - since late January he has been up and down like a yo-yo and from Tuesday he was seriously going down and down and down until this morning.......this is my last Grandparent........the end of a generation in my family....

So due to family commitments and visitors and this special visitor next week I will probably be off blogland until next weekend.........
behind in bloglines again..........thanks to the wonderful people who have commented in the last few days esp about the cards THANKYOU...........got some more in the mail this week so will show you when I return to normal posting.......
As as the wind blew and blew today this is what I came home to.......................OMG what a job this is going to be.............some will blow away but not a lot.........thank goodness it was nearly dark when I got home and dh had warned me and I think I would have kept driving..........

my back gate........find another way in..........4ft deep minimum here...........

does anyone want to come and help me get rid of this................god knows how I am going to do it.............

.............Take care till next time.............

67 comments:

  1. You have had a rough day, thinking of you, and will be there with a hug before we know it!

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. Even if it was a blessing, it still is sad. Take care! Hugs!

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  3. Sorry to hear about pop.

    Thinking of you. Love Binx

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  4. Sorry for your loss Donna, though it might be a blessing for your Pop. I would love to come and help you, but I have to stick to the virtual help.
    Take care! Hugs!

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  5. Oh Donna, indeed a terrible day. My heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your Pop. I will be thinking of you over the next few days. And as for the umbrella grass - that is just unbelievable! We had this happen in our garden a few years back, but not 4ft deep! I really feel for you, your family and your beautiful garden. Love Bloom.

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  6. So sorry to hear about your Pop - and to have to come back to all that as well! Sending you lots of cyber hugs! Lucy x

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  7. Wow, have never seen so many tumbleweeds (????). So sorry to hear about your Pop, my thoughts are with you and your family. Would come and help but alas i am probably still a few hours away!!

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  8. What a horrible day indeed. Sorry to hear about your pop. Would love to help if I could-that is a HUGE job-maybe there will be another wind coming from the other direction and blow it all to where it came from!!!! You are going to get very fit!Have fun with your special visitor.

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  9. Oh no, you poor thing, I would come and help except I have been all day pulling linseed sttalks off fences and at least a day left tomeorrow, don't you just feel so tempted to therow a match at it and run??!!! Jolly wind!
    i am so sad about your Pop, change sucks, but it sounds like he was ready, lol Tracey ps cards are stunning, as expected!

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  10. Boy, really had the hurry and type fingers on there, sorry, must be after midnightitis!!

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  11. Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are being lifted for you and your family. Take life easy and don't allow circumstances to over whelm you.

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  12. Oh my gosh Donna -- what IS it??? They don't look like the tumbleweeds I've seen -- they're too pretty! I know they're a huge pain, but they sure make for beautiful pictures. Can you burn them? Or is that too dangerous? Wow. And so sorry about your pop -- it's so very sad to see the end of an era. XOXO

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  13. Thinking of you Donna, even though it may have been a blessing it's hard and sad to say goodbye. I don't envey you the job of removing all those umbrella thingies.

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  14. Sorry to hear about your Pop - even if it's expected the loss feels no less (((hugs)))

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  15. You're in my thoughts Donna! So sorry to read about your pop. Hugs!

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  16. I am so sorry to hear about you Pop Donna. My sympathies.

    My goodness that is an awful mess alright!! I bet is will be a bit to clean up - too bad all us bloggers couldn't get together and give you a hand!!

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  17. Sorry for your loss, Donna.

    Today watching TV, I've heard the news about Australia and I've been talking to my daughter about you.

    ciao, ciao

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  18. Sorry for your loss...take your time..we will be here...when you come back...
    Hope you get some help with that mess in your garden!!!
    Take care...

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  19. Hug for u!!! So sorry to hear about your Pop!! I have never seen anything like that!! What a mess, wish we could all come and help you out!!

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your Pop but it sounds like that it was a blessing for him to be able to move on. It doesn't make things easier for you. HUGS!!!

    Are those tumble weeds? That is the craziest thing I have ever seen. What will you have to do to get rid of them? or will the wind move them on again?

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers. HUGS again!

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your pop. Can you tell me what all that stuff around your house is?

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  22. Sorry to read about your Pop. My grandfather also recently passed away. May you and your family have many happy memories to share.

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  23. Glad your Pop's passing was peaceful, thinking of you.
    That umbrella grass is terrible, none here thank goodness, don't envy you cleaning the painful stuff up !

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  24. Many hugs to you and yours, Donna, on the sad loss of your Pop, hold all the memories close in your hearts.
    We have a little bit of the panic grass here but a neighbour has had about equal to you.
    Love and Hugs
    Lorraine

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  25. Oh Donna , what a day ! I wish I could pop over , put the kettle on and then help you with all that fairy grass.
    Sorry to hear about your pop.
    Even amongst such a bad day, you still have beautiful photos- We had a dust storm, everything is orange and definately not as pretty as your second photo - Just orange mud.

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  26. I'm sorry to hear that you are having to go through sad times. The cycles of life keep turning whether we want them to or not... Hope your good memories sustain you in the next days, months and years.

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  27. So sorry to hear about your Pop. Thinking of you. Hugs from cyber space.

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear to your Pop. I'm sending some happy thoughts your way. I hope it doesn't take too long to get rid of the umbrella grass.

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  29. My thoughts are with you and the family....take care....

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  30. Sorry for your loss Donna....my Dad passed away in January and although it was a blessing we still miss him every day! He had a good life and I hope your Pop did too....good luck with getting the garden back in order! Although I think some of the shots would look good on cards..especially the back gate pic....out of crap will come some good I hope.....thinking of you...take care of yourself...

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  31. So sorry about your Pop. I lost my last Grandparent when I was 21. It was so hard. But she's still with me :)
    I know you don't think so but your yard is so beautiful in those pictures. I have never seen anything like it.
    You're in my prayers...

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  32. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

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  33. so sorry to hear about your pop. it must be sad to say goodbye to the last grandparent. i think you are lucky though to have known them - i never knew mine and i am often rather envious of those who did. i think my kids are so lucky to have grandparents - they are so wise and have so much to teach us!
    i would come and help with the grass, but i'm too far away - sorry!
    i hope your pop has found peace now.
    l
    x

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  34. So sorry to hear about your Pop. Remember to be kind to yourself in the coming days - don't just look after everyone else.
    Hugs

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  35. so sorry to hear about your pop it will be a very sad time for you all for a while. I forgot how terrible that umbrella grass was. I used to live at quambone so I know all about it!! we dont get it in nundle like that thank goodness.you are going to have a big job cleaning it all up hope the wind blows he other way and blows it away.

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  36. So sorry to hear about your bad day... thinking of you

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  37. I'm sorry Donna....you will be in my thoughts and I'll pray for your family....

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  38. So many times I find myself missing my grandparents...so many questions to ask, things to share. Sigh. Glad you had your Pop in your life and will think of you as you and family gather to remember him and celebrate having had him in your lives.

    You sure do have a mess to clear away...to bad lighting a match would be a bad idea, LOL, would be tempted if it wouldn't burn everything else in sight! See you when you return to us. Kim

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  39. My sympathies are with you. How sad ! xx

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  40. Sad news about your Pop. My thoughts are with you. Treasure what memories you have of him, and he will always be there.
    OMG! Thats an awful mess to clean up. Wish I lived closer so I could come and help.
    Hugs

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  41. Hi Donna,
    It is hard to lose the people we love even when they are not well. My condolences to you and your family. May you find solace and comfort in the arms of your loved ones.
    I am sure that you find a way to dispose of the grass.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna

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  42. Dear Donna,
    I am so sorry to hear of your sad new I will be thinking of you. I sending you this poem because it has great meaning for me.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!
    Mary Frye(1932)

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  43. Leannes poem is lovely.......


    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Pop.....you are never ready to deal with it..no mater how hard you try...

    I'll be thinking of you....

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  44. Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure he's resting in peace now. I'll be thinking about you and your family. I've got to ask, what is that stuff in the photos????? Amazing!!!!

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  45. (tongue in cheek) I think the second photo would make a lovely card! Wish I could help you. Cherrie

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  46. Sorry to here about your Pop thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Take care OXOX

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  47. my deepest sympathies to you.

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  48. So sorry to hear about your Pop, no matter how much it is expected or if it is a blessing it is still hard when it happens and in your case the end of an era.

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  49. Sorry to hear about your pop, I am sure he is at peace now.
    I don't envy you having to clean up that mess!!

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  50. I am so sorry for your loss, it's still so hard even when they are old and sick. We've lost our last three grandparents in the past 12 months. My thoughts and prayers are with you. The grass in in your yard is unbelievable - I've only had that once and then it was only a pergola full - I hope it mostly blew away!!

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  51. Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

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  52. I am sorry for your loss of your grandfather...my thoughts are with you. My husband and I are wondering...are those tumbleweeds or thistles? or what??

    Hope you are OK as you can be at a time like this...

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  53. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  54. Oh Donna... You've had a pretty rough day alright... Maybe a bit of cheap labour like Tracey has over at ozcountryquiltingmum is on the cards for that horrible mess in your yard... So sorry to hear about your Pop, you're in my thoughts..

    Jodie ;)

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  55. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family. Even though it may be for the best, it does not make it any easier and it must be sad to say goodbye to the last of your grandparents.
    All the best, and virtual hugs!
    Nicky

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  56. So very sorry about your pop Donna.
    ((((((((hugs)))))))) to you!

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  57. so sorry about your loss of your pop...I know you know it's for the best but it's still hard for us left behind when we are missing people whom we have loved deeply. I will be praying for you...and oh my to have to deal with that storm clean up too..my heart is going to you right now...sending you hugs...Tammy

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  58. Sorry to hear about your loss. Miss you in blogland.
    Christine

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  59. Sorry to hear about your loss. Take care and remember all the good time with him. Hugs.

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  60. I'm so sorry for your loss of your Pop.
    I've never seen anything like whatever that is in your yard. What is it and how will you get rid of it?

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  61. I extend my sympathy over your loss, it's a sad time.

    I've never seen anything like the debris blown into your fence and yard. My goodness!

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  62. I'm sorry to hear about your father. You and the family are in my thoughts.

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  63. Always hard to lose a parent. So very sad for you loss, and sending my best hugs and heartfelt wishes to the family. Hugs, Finn

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  64. Hope you are doing OK Donna. I’ve been thinking of you. Hope you will find some comfort in the loving and wonderful memories about your Pop. Miss you and your wonderful posts.
    Take care.

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  65. I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care. You're in my thoughts.

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  66. I just came back from abroad and I am still catching up on all the news in blogland. So it's a bit late but I just want to let you know that I'm sorry to hear the news about your dad. I hope you are doing OK?

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  67. Really Sorry to hear about your Pop Chookyblue...

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