Tornado Recovery Update: Iron River Construction Review

Last night I received a disturbing, unprofessional email from the construction company we hired after the tornado. I’m still not sure if the fact that yesterday was exactly 4 years and six months from the day of the tornado makes the ordeal we’ve been going through even more sad, or if I should laugh about…

Caturday & Tornado Update

Just a quick post here today, because today is a BIG DAY here in the Porter House! Remember back when the 100+ year old black walnut tree that we had – that we LOVED – was uprooted and destroyed our house in the tornado? As you may recall, by day # 2 of being Tornado…

Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir

“Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir” was released on 05/22/12- the first anniversary of the North Minneapolis tornado. Twisted now has its own website. click here to go there!

So… You’ve Been Hit by a Tornado.

Note: I am intentionally NOT including photos in this article, as I know that I sure didn’t want to see such photos right after I went through this. Links point to blog entries that can have photos, however We’re now at just over 9 months since having our own lives turned upside down by the…

Tornado Updates – Finished Exterior: A Progression of Pics

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- So, I’ll be completely without a kitchen for a little while now, having removed *everything* but the appliances, in order to prepare for the cabinet making. Not the best situation for a food blogger, so… rather…

Tornado Updates – Finished Bathroom (With pics!) and more.

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- Wow, it’s been a LONG few months here! A you may recall, I demolished the bathroom– by myself! – back at the end of June. We’ve been picking away at the repairs and renovations in there…

Withstanding Meltdown in the Face of Tornado Aftermath

While everyone I know has the next week and a half filled with family, friends, relaxation, and fun.. we’re using the time off work to make a big dent in our tornado repairs / cleanup. Porter will be working on starting the kitchen cabinets – and least the base structure. We don’t have the milled/dried…

Our “Tornado Smashed” Gingerbread House!

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- Back on May 22, when a tornado smashed our house, I had no idea how long the road ahead of us would be. I had no idea that, coming up on Christmas, I would be without…

Aspergers and Tornadoes Don’t Mix!

Tomorrow will be mark 6 months since the May 22nd tornado… that smashed our house. A news team just came to our house to interview us about our experience, and the subject of Aspergers came up. When asked “What is the first thing you noticed?”, I blanked out. I had no idea how to answer…