Tuesday, January 13, 2009

An Update On Sisters and Where I Live

SISTERS is having a flood sale -- everything in the shop is 25% - 75% off.

Sisters Has The OPEN
Sign On
And They Are OPEN!

I stopped by my favorite antiques store and took these photographs. If you visit the Sisters Blog you can see some heart-breaking photographs of the interior. I admire Patty so for her grit and guts during a difficult time here in the Pacific Northwest.

These are our neighbors. They all need our support through our business during these tough times. Shop all the businesses Patty has listed below.

Another update from Sister Patty:

We spent all day packing stuff up and moving it into a RUBY'S rental truck (U-Haul in Issaquah) to transport it to a recently vacated space just on the east side of Graybeard's Gilman Antique Gallery. Thanks to our wonderful property manager, Bryan Briscoe, for allowing us to utilize this space for our "stuff" while we wait for the clean-up crew to rip up the soaked carpet and cut out at least two feet of drywall!

What a challenge! We had been planning a major overhaul in the shop -- remerchandising, repricing, refurbishing, all those "re" words -- but we had hoped it would be at our pace and not mandatory!

Please -- we all need your support now more than ever! Lombardi's Italian Restaurant will be closed for at least 10 days. Leathers is just about back to normal as is West Coast Armory. Casual Dining (Lee) is working so hard to get things back to normal, and is still open. Noel, the owner of Graybeard's Gilman Antique Gallery has worked non-stop since Wednesday and is open for business, despite all the work that is going on. And Sisters... you might have to climb over hoses and cords and deal with squishy floors -- but we are open as well! Again -- please shop us! We need you!

The Entire Shopping Center
Looks Like This

The Sea of Mud

It Covers Everything

The House on My Street
Undermined In The First Flood
Now About To Become A Part
Of The Raging River



Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

I hope you live much further away from the river! Hopefully the businesses will get the community support they need.

January 13, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


I am above the river, thank heaven.

I hope the community comes together, but many have been hard hit.

Did you see how deep the crow was in the mud? Mud inside and out!


January 13, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Family Curator said...

This is such a loss. I wonder if the Sisters Quilt Show will still be held this year?

January 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the UK and I would like to commiserate with the Sisters and everyone else who has suffered this way. We suffered very similarly in June 2007 and again in January 2008. After the last flood the insurance refused to honour the agreement and we have been left to try and put our home back together as best we can. Best wishes to everyone there

March 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

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