The last time I wrote there was a lot going on in our lives over here on the plains. There still is, but much of it more positive than before. My brother in law is home and doing much better for now. My husband had both his stress tests and we will find out the results today. Obie has been on new meds and is almost back to normal. We will be talking to the vet today about that because he took his last pill this morning. My brother in Nashville is rebuilding. His house had to be gutted from the inside after the terrible flood and we are having a fund raiser!!!
After spending many, many hours on the telephone with area businesses trying to find a place to do this, I finally remembered that my niece owned one of them! My niece Karen and her husband Robert, own a gold course in North Yarmouth, called Toddy Brook Golf course. Here’s a link to the lovely course….Toddy Brook Golf Course I gave her a call. After a few hours I got a call back….yes we can use the club for a fund raiser!! Yes!! I already had a band that said they would play. The name of the band is Misspent Youth and some of the members play at the Port Hole each year with us! So….we got the band, the club, and now what? Well….now we are planning to have a live auction and raffle during the event, that will be held on May 22nd from 7:00 to 11:00. My husband and my brother have already donated a gift certificate to their businesses and we have more coming in. I have some raffle items and will be getting more. It is coming together nicely!!
Some of my brother in Nashville’s classmates have called and donated money to help them rebuild. My older brother is in charge of that. We have had many calls from friends and family who are willing to help in any way they can. It’s been great. Thank you all for your kind words here in the blog. I will be away for a while from the blogs for a couple of weeks getting this together. I will take photos and share with you all!! When my brother went through this flood, he was babysitting his neighbors two dogs. My brother has two dogs as well that are both Jack Russell's. One of my brother’s dogs is named Ziggy and he is Obie’s brother. When they got ready to evacuate, the water was up to the steps of their home. They had to wade through and get the dogs off the steps and into the car. Here is a photo that he sent me yesterday….. Poor babies! It was so confusing for them and my poor brother and his wife with 4 dogs to look after!