Hi friends. I just wanted to pop in real quick to let you all know what’s been going on here.
As many of you probably already know, we’re suffering the effects of Tropical Storm Lee. The storm caused much heavy wide spread flooding and left so much damage and destruction in it’s wake.
So many people have lost their homes and businesses, and some even lost family members to this storm. It’s heart breaking.
We have been more fortunate than many, but less fortunate than some. We got water in our partially finished basement. Only a couple of inches, but enough to cause a considerable amount of damage. The really bad part about that is that it wasn’t normal flood water, but raw sewage that backed up and overflowed into our basement.
My husband’s family has been here helping us move things out and tearing up the carpets and some of the drywall to attempt to get things dried out (thank God for family!!!). Our two boys have their bedroom in the basement and my craft area and our office is down there as well. So our boys are currently without a bedroom and I am without a craft room until we get things all taken care of. However long that may be.
We took lots of photos and videos of the damage and just exactly where the water/sewage came from and are hoping and praying that the insurance company realizes that it’s not flood water at all, but sewage. We’re hoping it will be covered under the insurance we have. That would be such a blessing and a great burden off our minds.
Anyway, here are some photos I took of the land surrounding our house. Our house sits on about four acres of land with a creek running along the bottom side.
This photo shows a view of our back yard to the left of the first photo. That all used to be green pasture. There’s a road passing over that bridge you can see towards the middle of the photo. The water covered the road making it impassable at this point. Thank goodness none of the bridges on our roads got washed out, but many in other areas did.
Here’s another photo from my vantage point in front of the garage. this time turned a little to my right looking towards our neighbor’s property. The roads meet in a “T” here. That car is moving towards another bridge. That road was closed below the bridge as well. Eric works just a couple of miles into town, but he still had a hard time getting home.
We are thankful to not be affected any worse than we were and our thoughts and prayers are going out to those who have lost so much.
Many are still waiting to be able to get back into their homes to begin clean up, and the job ahead of them is just enormous!
Since my craft area is disassembled at the moment and I have no idea how long it will take until things get back to normal, I will not be able to post here much in the next few days, or maybe even weeks. I hope to be able to take care of my design team responsibilities, but at this point I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do. I’ll just have to take things on a day-to-day basis.
I hope you are all well. Thanks so much for stopping by. Even though I didn’t have anything fun to share.
I hope to be back soon!