Yesterday, while it poured and poured all day with no let up. . . disaster struck at our house. A leaky roof and lots of water that seeped into our house. The only rooms that were effected are essentially the two most important rooms in the house, the kitchen and my sewing studio. I have spent the entire morning on the phone with our insurance company and the water damage restoration people and roofing companies. They have come out and assed the damage and the news is NOT good! Within the next few hours they are going to start ripping my house apart, taking down all my kitchen cabinets which will most likely need to be replaced, ripping out the walls and removing the soaking wet insulation. Then we will have about a week of serious fans running 24/7 and dehumidifiers running to get all the wet out of here. They also need to rip up the floor in the kitchen because the water got under the floor and in my studio a wall needs to come down and the carpet ripped up. That means my studio is going to a construction zone for weeks and there will be no sewing, pattern writing, or much of anything else going on. I, however, will be able to relocate my desk to our bedroom so I will still be here to answer questions and fill orders until life returns to normal. They are saying it's going to be about 4-6 weeks of chaos and during that entire time I will have no kitchen. Please explain to me how is a mom to function with four hungry kids at home all day with no kitchen? It's going to VERY interesting. Not to mention doing schoolwork with serious construction going on. Right now this all just seems like a really bad dream but soon enough the reality is going to set in and my life is going to be turned upside down. So, please keep us n your thoughts and prayers and hope for a speedy recovery from this. Of course this means a pretty serious delay for any new patterns anytime soon and I am so sorry about that but this is really out of my control.