Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Back!

It's Monday and time for Tricia's Barn Charm. I'll state upfront that this is a drive-by shot that lacks a little quality. The barn sits beside a very busy interstate and there's no other way to get a shot. As you can tell I missed one corner of the barn.  I love the surrounding countryside with the sheep on the far hill and all the fencing this farm has. Do enlarge and notice the wood lathing just under the eave of the barn.

For those who've wondered why I've been missing in blogland I will say it's been an eventful few weeks. The big storm that left us without power the end of June started it all. When July 4th came and it looked like we would keep power we left for Virginia to pick up our Granddaughters who were going to stay with us for a couple of weeks. The morning we were due to leave I woke up with a cold and two days later a terrible case of pinkeye that of course showed up a little in everyone and lasted a week. At the end of that week our phone line went down because of a short. The phone company was still working on storm related outages so it was two weeks before ours was fixed and we again had Internet. The girls are back home now and it's a little lonesome. However, there is the time and means for blogging once again.
A big thank you to all of you who sent emails wondering where I was. Your thoughtfulness overwhelmed me. Big hugs to you all!
Linking to Barn Charm.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, welcome back! sorry you've had a bad month, though! well, except for the grands, that is. :)

lots of good fencing at this place!

Rose said...

Glad to see you back! I do like this barn...drive-bys are better than nothing!

Linda said...

So happy to see you back! Sorry you had such a rough month though...I know you enjoyed the grandchildren, so I guess your break wasn't all bad! Love this barn - drive-bys are some of my favorite things to shoot!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! What a long, frustrating summer you've had! Welcome back!!

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like you have had a crazy summer.. Glad you had some special time with the grands though.. I know you enjoyed that.

Sorry you got sick though. That was no fun I'm sure...

Glad you are back.. Great barn photo.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mari said...

Welcome back - sounds like quite a month!
You found a great barn - I love it's shape!

Robyn said...

Welcome back, Carletta! When I saw this post it dawned on me that I haven't seen an update from you in a while.

Here's to brighter days ahead!

Brian King said...

Glad to see you back and done with all those pesky issues! Love the barn! It appears to have a bit of a different design. Nice drive by shot!

Red said...

Great that you're back. Too bad about the disasters.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Welcome back Carletta. Sorry you had such a bad summer. Here's hoping for a great fall. Hopefully having the grandkids made up for some of it.
You did a great job on the drive by shoot.
Thanks for visiting and you nice comment.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

A lovely drive-bu shot! I hope next month is much better!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It does sound like you've been very busy, but I'm glad all is fairly back t normal for you! I love your drive by barn shot ..it is a nice close up!

Mimi said...

Lovely barn, I did enlarge it and the wood on it is superb.
I did wonder where you'd disappeared to, Carletta, but assumed you were on holiday.
Hope you're feeling much better now.

Neal said...

Good to see you back...now I can give you a hard time. :)

Becky said...

My goodness, you did have a busy 2 weeks. Glad things have slowed a bit, and you're back on track. I do love these old barns, and I always have wanted some of that old weathered wood for my living room. It is so beautiful.
Take care Carletta.

diane b said...

Glad to see you back. It sounds like you have been having a tough time.It must have been nice having the grands over for a while though. Hope things get back to normal now.

Jan n Jer said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Sounds like some trying times..but at least you made the best of the situation n still enjoyed the grands!

Tricia Hays said...

Hello hello, Carletta, so glad you're back!

The barn is beautiful, of course, & I love the dark barn wood, it's my favorite! heheheee

So sorry about the problems you've had, but it's good to see them behind you, isn't it! LoL!

Thank you for joining =)

Kim, USA said...

Nice to hear from you and great to know everything is well safe and sound. The barn looks huge and I bet horse live there too. ^_^

Thanks for the visit!


Kim, USA

Colin (HB) said...

Welcome back Stranger! I had a funny feeling that the storm may have been the major cause. "Pink Eye" - is that conjunctivitis??
I had that for a week, horrible business.
We are having the best August ever, so far. It is cold of a morning but nice and warm during the day and none of those terrible August winds (so far)so it may be a very hot summer!
Certainly well kept fences around this property/farm.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Debbie said...

it looks like a grand place to me!

nice to see you back, that sure is a lot of "excitement'!!!

George said...

Welcome back!
I think this is a wonderful drive-by shot. I hope you have a few nice quiet weeks after all of your 'excitement' in June and July.

Beth said...

Great barn esp. for a drive-by. Lovely setting.
Glad to hear you're better and your internet is back.
We got hit by that storm too and it took awhile for power to be restored.

JunieRose2005 said...

Sorry you've had such a lot of trouble these past weeks! I just figured you were with your grandkids!

But- so glad you are back...Blogland is not like it used to be!! It seems more and more are giving up blogging!

I like your barn shot! You know me and old barns-or new barns!! :)

Country girl, Junie Rose

Paxie said...

Oh my goodness...such a mess! I was wondering where you were. I'm sorry you weren't well and pink eye? Ugh.

Hopefully all is on the upside now and things will settle down.

I love all your barns!!

xoxoxox

Rita said...

So sorry to read that you have had such a run of bad luck.

I know how special spending time with the Grandkids can be and I glad you got to have yours for a while.

If it were not for drive by shots I would never have a thing to post so do not let that be a concern. This is a great old barn and I for one am delighted that you shared it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh so glad to see you back -- you had some good reasons for your down time (well, I guess the grandkids were good reasons and everything else was bad reasons really)....I am glad the yukky pinkeye cleared up -- I had that once along with a bad chest cold etc -- it was my month of 'itis"es....