My Own Gilligan’s Island Episode…

My parents came to visit last week from New York.  It has been like an episode out of Gilligan’s Island.  It was supposed to be just a three hour tour and now they are stuck on the deserted island of two children, insane schedules and mass chaos.  Silly them for thinking they were only going to stay for three days.

First they had planned to leave on Monday.  Then, their flight got moved to Wednesday.  Now, they are booked for a Saturday flight and we’ll see. 

I feel for them – they don’t know what’s really happening to their home.  Friends and family have reassured them that no trees fell on their house and that there doesn’t seem to be any flooding – but there is still no power and they have to just wait.  Wait, wait and wait, while the reports of our other loved ones ruined homes comes in.

My cousin had up to 8 inches of water in her house and 4 feet of water in her garage.  Everything is damaged, if not ruined – the oil burner, central air, floor, carpets, appliances – all gone.  My heart breaks for her.  You can say, thank God they are all healthy and safe, and that’s true.  And you can say, it’s just stuff and can be replaced, but that’s easier to say when it isn’t YOUR stuff. 

If you want to help those who suffered from the storm, check out the American Red Cross.  They are helping minute by minute.

As for life here – it seems so trite to talk about Blogger Idol and things like that. However, I do want to mention that Blogger Idol is doing something great this week and taking a week off from voting to “Pay It Forward” – we had to write posts about who our favorite blogs were and help bring new readers their way… Check it out at

Hope you are all safe. My thoughts are with ya…



  1. We found your cute blog! So sorry to hear about your parents home and many of your relatives! Our hearts go out to all of the people affected by Sandy! We have enjoyed reading your posts! Drop by our blog anytime and look around! -The Six Sisters

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people suffering from the storm.

    On another note, I just found your blog and I have enjoyed reading your posts. I, too, come from a big Italian family that can get be a little crazy at times! I look forward to following your blog!

  3. I found you through SITS! I’m glad that your family is okay, but it does suck about their stuff.

  4. Happy SITS Day! Most of my family up north was spared the flooding and wind damage and were only without power for a short time. Our school is doing a fundraiser next week; filling a truck with items that someone will drive up north.

  5. Happy SITS Day! I’m sorry to hear of your family being affected by Sandy. Thankfully everyone is safe.

  6. I found you on SITS! Your blog looks great and I look forward to following it. Wishing the best to your family and that they can make it home soon.

  7. Hopping over from SITS! I hope your parents are able to head home soon, and that they don’t have to face hidden damages and losses like others have. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for the people who got the brunt of Sandy. :( My thoughts and prayers are with them and you. Stay safe!

  8. I hope that your parents were able to get home, and that nothing too bad happened to their house! You’re right about when it is “your stuff”. I lost some of my stuff when our basement flooded, and it still makes me sad. Congrats on your SITS day!

  9. Happy SITS Day! I am glad that your family is safe and sound. My heart breaks for everyone that have been affected. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a fabulous day for you.

    I’m glad your family is safe. I hope everything goes well for your parents.

  11. Love your blog – it definitely captures the essence of my daily life!!! Happy SITS day! I am glad I am here and looking forward to exploring!

    Yay for moms in minivans who like martinis!

  12. That would be so incredibly difficult – not knowing how bad your own situation is. And you’re absolutely right in that when it’s YOUR STUFF it’s entirely different ball game. Fingers cross for your parents and their situation.

    Great blog and HAPPY SITS DAY!

  13. Kimberly Deacon says:

    So sorry to hear about your parents, I hope you are enjoying your extra time with them! I am a new follower from SITS! Enjoy your day!

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