Sweet Shoppe Designs

  #1  
Old 01-16-2011, 08:31 AM
Zoe Pearn's Avatar
Zoe Pearn Zoe Pearn is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 6,381
Default Our Home...

Hey everyone...

As you may or may not know, our house went under in the flood on Wednesday. The last couple of days have been spent cleaning it all up. Today all the internal plaster (walls) have been taken down and it's basically just an empty shell. At least it's still structurally sound and it didn't hit the ceilings, it came a foot underneath the ceilings. Which is lucky considering, as if that happened our house would probably have to have been demolished.

I've got some pictures that I've found from a neighbour on Facebook if you want to see. They're of our house underwater which were taken from a boat. There's also a video which I got a mention in, and that truly shows some of the devastation in our street. Please watch it as I think it really sums up how we're all feeling right now. It's truly like hell on earth, I will never forget the smell. Josh is pretty traumatised by it all, which is the hardest thing, as well as not being able to enjoy our newborn daughter Lola.

This is the front of our house at the flood peak:



The house on the right is the view of our backyard at the peak:



http://video.couriermail.com.au/1742...e-springs-back

The community spirit has been amazing. We'll be out of our home for quite some time, just living with my Dad at this point. It will take at least a month for everything to dry out enough to even begin any type of repairs/rebuilding. Because of the scale of the disaster in our city, and the amount of rebuilding that will have to be done in Brisbane, it will most likely be 6 months to a year before we can go back.

I will post photos or something when I can face looking at them. Believe it or not, looking at our home underwater is easier for me as at least it still looks a bit like what I knew as our home not the wasteland it has become.

Thanks for thinking of us, and I'll keep you updated when I can.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2011, 08:46 AM
mummytothree's Avatar
mummytothree mummytothree is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,458
Send a message via MSN to mummytothree
Default

lots of love and prayers continuing to come your way Zoe!!!
__________________

Elizabeth


Blogging for Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:06 AM
KateD's Avatar
KateD KateD is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,346
Default

Oh, Zoe. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like seeing your home like that, and the upheaval your life is in. Lots of prayers coming your way
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:07 AM
MissKim's Avatar
MissKim MissKim is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,998
Default

You have my thoughts and prayers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:14 AM
luckyme's Avatar
luckyme luckyme is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,323
Default

You and your family are in my thoughts. What powerful pictures.
__________________
Pinterest | Goodreads |Instagram
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:16 AM
Kara's Avatar
Kara Kara is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 6,244
Default

I'm so sorry, Zoe!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:24 AM
sprauncey1's Avatar
sprauncey1 sprauncey1 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bordertown in Texas
Posts: 1,948
Default

I'm so sorry Zoe! Prayers coming your way!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:49 AM
misfitinmn's Avatar
misfitinmn misfitinmn is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,680
Default

How very tragic, I am so very very sorry, Zoe! It is amazing the power of people coming together after tragedies like this. I'm sending all my prayers your way!
__________________


siggy by the incredibly amazing Jacinda
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2011, 09:56 AM
MamaBee's Avatar
MamaBee MamaBee is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 16,097
Default

Oh my gosh... I just can't imagine what you are going through... you are in my thoughts and prayers!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:11 AM
SweetMelissa's Avatar
SweetMelissa SweetMelissa is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,688
Default

Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear this.
__________________
Creating for Kelly Bangs Creative
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:18 AM
SmallMoments's Avatar
SmallMoments SmallMoments is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,083
Send a message via Yahoo to SmallMoments
Default

I'm so sorry, Zoe.
__________________
Kristin
social media girl for ljs designs.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Lizzy257's Avatar
Lizzy257 Lizzy257 is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8,839
Default

I'm so sorry Zoe. Thinking of you all.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:24 AM
nikkiARNGwife's Avatar
nikkiARNGwife nikkiARNGwife is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 10,174
Default

Zoe my heart just aches for you and your family. I can't imagine how hard that is to deal with...you and your entire area will be in my prayers.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:26 AM
deepounds's Avatar
deepounds deepounds is offline
Sugar Rush
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Just Outside Dallas, TX
Posts: 964
Default

I know we're not supposed to use curse words on here, but "DAMN"! Thank goodness you & your family are safe, but it's horrible what you're having to deal with right now. I'm so very sorry!

It IS reassuring to see how people pull together when things like this happen, and I know you'll all take care of each other in the difficult days ahead. Meanwhile, hopefully it helps also to know that there are so many people thinking of you and praying on your behalf.
__________________




My Blog: Quantum Leaps
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:31 AM
gypsystar's Avatar
gypsystar gypsystar is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,218
Default

I can't even imagine . Lots of prayers for you, your family and your community.
__________________

::Tabatha::
proud mom to Gabriel {11}, Tristan {10} Julian {6}, Sophie {3}, Lucius {1} & Ezekiel {5.28.14}
Forever Missing Katriel Star (17 weeks) and Sebastian Judah (14 weeks)
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:44 AM
ZaCola3's Avatar
ZaCola3 ZaCola3 is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 17,813
Default

My heart is with you and all of your neighbors Zoe! I cannot even imagine what you must be going through! Big hugs!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:50 AM
Paula's Avatar
Paula Paula is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ely, Nevada
Posts: 20,200
Default

Zoe, my love and prayers are with you, your family, and neighborhood. I can't even begin to fathom what you all are going through.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:51 AM
schock77's Avatar
schock77 schock77 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 3,016
Default

Oh Zoe.... my heart goes out to you all. I can't imagine how you must feel. I travelled to New Orleans here in the US after KAtrina and few times since then and so I know the toughest part is how long and stressful rebuilding a whole area can be. We will be thinking of you all and praying that things are as close to "normal" as they can be considering the situation. HUGS!
__________________


Returning from a long scrapping hiatus!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:56 AM
scrappinsweetie's Avatar
scrappinsweetie scrappinsweetie is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: KS
Posts: 1,150
Send a message via Yahoo to scrappinsweetie
Default

hugs and prayers Zoe. I know what it is like to see your home in ruins. My heart aches deeply for you and your family. You are all in our prayers.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Aggie Aviso's Avatar
Aggie Aviso Aggie Aviso is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,942
Default

I will be keeping you, your family and all those devastated by the flooding in my thoughts and prayers Zoe! Thank God you are safe!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:02 AM
knlchevys knlchevys is offline
Banned
 
profile gallery
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 834
Default

Wow! You're in my prayers. That's devastating.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:05 AM
Lyd's Avatar
Lyd Lyd is offline
SugarBabe & Challenge Fairy
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Beautiful Wasatch Front
Posts: 10,025
Send a message via Yahoo to Lyd
Default

Wow Zoe! Sending all my P & PT!

ETA: Just watched the video. I love it when a community comes together like that!
__________________


Last edited by Lyd; 01-16-2011 at 11:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:06 AM
purple_colourz's Avatar
purple_colourz purple_colourz is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny Island of Singapore
Posts: 3,294
Send a message via Yahoo to purple_colourz
Default

You'll be in my prayers Zoe. Lots of hugs!
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:18 AM
pomi's Avatar
pomi pomi is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Czech Rep.
Posts: 7,119
Default

I'm so sorry, Zoe! I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:21 AM
heathergw's Avatar
heathergw heathergw is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago Burbs
Posts: 12,773
Default

I'm so sorry Zoe, you and your family and your community are in my thoughts and prayers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:21 AM
mrshobbes's Avatar
mrshobbes mrshobbes is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere within 7,107 islands
Posts: 5,370
Default

A friend of mine lost everything when her home went under too. (she had to spend 12 hours waiting for rescue on her roof) I'm so sorry this happened, and I'll be praying for you and yours. I'm so happy though that the whole community is helping! Makes you realize just how tight the ties that bind people can be
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:47 AM
newfiemountiewife's Avatar
newfiemountiewife newfiemountiewife is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2007
Location: In the loony bin
Posts: 11,728
Send a message via MSN to newfiemountiewife Send a message via Yahoo to newfiemountiewife
Default

I'm so sorry, Zoe. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts in the coming days. ((hugs))
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:56 AM
breakingbrie's Avatar
breakingbrie breakingbrie is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: FLW, Missouri
Posts: 5,439
Default

Oh, Zoe, I'm so sorry for you and your community!! I can't even imagine! Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you and all the families affected!!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:01 PM
chloe's Avatar
chloe chloe is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,828
Default

So sorry you have to go through that, Zoe! (((hugs))) and thoughts coming your way.
__________________

Signature created using "To The Moon And Back" by Amanda Yi & Meghan Mullens
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:07 PM
KyRainbow's Avatar
KyRainbow KyRainbow is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western KY
Posts: 1,058
Default

Oh Zoe...my heart just breaks for you. Keeping you and your family, and your entire community in my thoughts and prayers.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Leah's Avatar
Leah Leah is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,704
Default

Oh Zoe...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. {{hugs}}
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:12 PM
terrab's Avatar
terrab terrab is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,726
Default

So sorry that you are having to go through this and don't get to enjoy your precious time with your newborn. Your family and community are in my thoughts and prayers.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:34 PM
rach3975's Avatar
rach3975 rach3975 is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 9,952
Default

I'm so sorry, Zoe! I can't imagine how hard this is for your family and community.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Jengerbread88 Jengerbread88 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,669
Default

Praying for you...
__________________

New Siggy Coming Soon
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:47 PM
crecia27's Avatar
crecia27 crecia27 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 3,163
Default

I'm praying for your family and your entire community Zoe!
__________________
Lucrecia



Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:57 PM
nietis's Avatar
nietis nietis is offline
Babe Lead
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Beijing, China
Posts: 19,119
Default

You'll be in my thoughts, Zoe!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-16-2011, 01:05 PM
MandaT's Avatar
MandaT MandaT is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southwest Oregon
Posts: 3,346
Default

So sorry! You are in my thoughts & prayers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-16-2011, 01:31 PM
scrapperjade's Avatar
scrapperjade scrapperjade is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 4,964
Default

OMGoodness Zoe! I am just shocked and horrified that you and your community are having to go through this! I just can't imagine how hard this must be for you and your family.

Huge HUGS!!
__________________


Huge fan of:

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Libby Pritchett's Avatar
Libby Pritchett Libby Pritchett is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wichita
Posts: 22,341
Default

Oh Zoe. I'm absolutely in tears for you. Sending lots of love and prayers!
__________________
♥ Libby
My Shoppe
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Ginger_79's Avatar
Ginger_79 Ginger_79 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Langenfeld, Germany
Posts: 1,257
Default

So sorry for you Zoe. I will keep your famiy and neighbours in my thoughts. I hope the renovation will go as quickly as possible.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:13 PM
nun69's Avatar
nun69 nun69 is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 17,748
Send a message via Yahoo to nun69
Default

oh Zoe, my heart goes out you all~
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:16 PM
ScrapShabby's Avatar
ScrapShabby ScrapShabby is offline
Sugar Pie
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Utah, U.S.A.
Posts: 0
Default

Wow..... that is heart-wrenching. I can't even imagine having to deal with that. I am so sorry for you and your family. Positive thoughts and prayers sweetie.
__________________
Honored to create for:
Meghan Mullens, Traci Reed, Libby Pritchett, Flergs, Kay Miller,
The Ettes, Amy Stoffel, Amanda Heimann, Dawn Inskip, Tracey Howard,
Jen Yurko, Meredith Cardall, Lindsay Jane, and PickleBerry Pop!
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Tracie Stroud's Avatar
Tracie Stroud Tracie Stroud is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 5,611
Default

I'm so sorry Zoe! You're in our prayers.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:42 PM
lisabranka's Avatar
lisabranka lisabranka is offline
Sugar Rush
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 959
Default

Sending you prayers and positive thoughts!!
__________________
Lisa

Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-16-2011, 03:38 PM
ColleenSwerb's Avatar
ColleenSwerb ColleenSwerb is offline
Brodo gettin her Swerb on
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,094
Send a message via Yahoo to ColleenSwerb
Default

Oh my word, there just are no words for what you're all having to go through. I am truly so very sorry Zoe. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
__________________
~Colleen~
Re-attempting a creative life after far too long!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:04 PM
profiler_mar's Avatar
profiler_mar profiler_mar is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 1,174
Default

So sorry Zoe. Lots of positive thoughts and prayers with you and all victims of this devastation.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:04 PM
mlrw70's Avatar
mlrw70 mlrw70 is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,054
Default

I'm so sorry for all that you and your family have to go through. Prayers for you!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:26 PM
Priscilla's Avatar
Priscilla Priscilla is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,572
Default

((hugs))
__________________

The Wheelchair Mommy Tweet*Tweet

William-2004, Lucas-2008 & Nathan-Summer 2011
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:42 PM
lovely1m's Avatar
lovely1m lovely1m is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,848
Default

I am so sorry, Zoe. Hugs!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:58 PM
RealRach's Avatar
RealRach RealRach is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to RealRach
Default

Sending out prayers and thoughts for you, your family, your community. Wow....
__________________
RealRach Proudly Creating for:
Libby & Krystal
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All Creative Content 2007 SweetShoppeDesigns

Making your memories sweeter

Copyright 2016 Sweet Shoppe Designs The Sweetest Digital Scrapbooking Site on the Web | Site by Lilac Creative