Ike Recovery

  • Just checking in quick before I go back to clean-up
  • We got 5 feet of water in the downstairs…
  • A gameroom with 3 Jukeboxes, a Spiderman Pinball machine, coke machines and so on. None will ever work again…all those vintage treasure we had collected over the years
  • My Cedar Closet with 100 antiques quilts and some of my early work from my book Quick Quilting. Susan Ennis came over yesterday to try and recover as many of those as possible…thanks SUSAN
  • My office with all my quilt books and all my promotional stuff: postcards tears sheets etc, exhibition records etc. Alot of my slides are also wet. Also a lot of paperwork and misc that I should have thrown away before. But worst of all the Epson 7800  is beat.
  • My garage with the PIECEMOBILE and john’s car and outside my son’s car: all totaled
  • My studio, most of paints are okay and my dyes were up high, my fabric stash which is minimal anyway is okay
  • About 10 works in progress wet and maybe salvaged thanks to Susan Ennis
  • All my tables and my two thermofax machines are toast.
  • My Gammil, my Pfaff, 2 Berninas and Brother all waterlogged and dead for good I fear.
  • And the design walls just sucked up the sewage and seawater one of the smelliest things in the house. 

But thank goodness our living space is upstairs and untouched (except by the AWFUL smell) so once the sheet rock is ripped out and lights go back on, we can move home from Residence Inn on Westpark where we are staying. Still unclear about our house in Galveston and my studio there is most likely been wet.Hoping the house is okay with all its vintage 50’s stuff but my SIL lives close by and her house is drenched so not sure. My son has a house there to and no word on that.

4 Responses to “Ike Recovery”

  1. Penny Says:

    Actually, I can’t believe you listed the Gammill so late in the list! Will insurance cover that? I hope so. I feel so bad for all you folks. How awful.

  2. Carthel Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about all of the damage you suffered.

  3. Kay Cox Says:

    Oh, Kim. You have been in my thoughts as I drive by Nassau Bay. We had heard the damage was extensive and I am so sorry about you losing so much. I left fully believing that all my studio and treasure would be lost but we are just so damn fortunate…no water in the house, only a little roof damage, no big trees on the house. If you need more help, please call or email…we finally got power this afternoon and water we can drink.

  4. LynnM Says:

    Kim, I am so sorry to hear about all the damage to your home and studio, especially the large items like your Gammill, and also hope that the quilts and other things that are able to be washed will be ok. Water damage is bad, but having to deal with the mess that came into your home must be really awful.