Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oh HAIL No...


This past Thursday we had a hail storm to be all hail storms here in our town.  I was at work 30 miles away and wasn't here for it, but Andy was home.  He knew that I wouldn't believe him about how big the hail was so after it stopped he went out and grabbed some and put them in the freezer to show me when I got home.

I put an extra-large egg beside them so you could see the size comparison...


The siding on our house got damaged on the north and west sides, the metal roofs on the two sheds and carport we put up 3 years ago got heavy damage, and both of Andy's cars were sitting out and got damaged.

I don't know if you can see it, but the entry doors to the sheds look like they were pelted with gunfire, though none of the dents made holes...


Andy's Subaru Forester...






Andy's Subaru Baja...






A lot of people lost the windows of their cars like our neighbors did...


Insurance adjusters have descended upon our town and you can see their business cars everywhere as they check out the damage for their customers.  We already have our appointment set up with our adjuster in the coming week.


On a lighter note...
When my friend gave me the quilt tops a few weeks ago, in the bag was a sandwiched "quilt" that was in the process of being tied.  The top and backing were just large pieces of ugly 1970's-looking red fabric but I noticed that what they were using for batting was actually a vintage quilt.  I decided to remove the ties and check out the quilt.  It was in fairly good condition except for the edges.  It had a "knife-edge" finish around the edges and it just didn't hold up to the wear and tear the quilt received.

I cut off 2" all the way around the border and then added a traditional border.  Here is what it looks like now!



The fabric is fragile from age, but it is now a usable quilt again!  

Loretta

2 comments:

  1. Quite q storm.

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  2. OMG, I'm so sorry you had to endure all the hail damage!
    As for the quilt rescue, congratulations on a remarkable save. From the pictures, I couldn't tell where you had added new fabric.

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