Monday, May 10, 2010

After the flood

This has been an emotionally and physically exhausting week. It’s still very hard for me to comprehend that my house flooded last weekend ! We ended up with approximately 4 feet of water throughout our entire house.

After the water went down on Sunday, Brad and our friend Benson went to check out the damage. Brad decided it would be best if I didn’t come see our house on Sunday. He took plenty of pictures for me but he thought the damage was more than I could emotionally handle. I think he was right about that! I stayed over at my friend Allison’s house while her husband and Brad tried to salvage what they could.

Here are a few pictures of what Brad & Benson saw as they arrived to our house after the house was flooded 3 times.

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The rest of the week was spent week was spent pulling our belongings out of the house, cleaning what we could, calling contractors, and basically gutting our house from a few feet above the water line.

I’m hoping I can get more posted soon but I need to get to our house to help Brad move us into our temporary apartment. I can’t wait to tell you all about that.

On a very different subject…baby Nadia needs our prayers today. I met her mom, Suha, a few months ago. Nadia was born on May 5th with many of the same heart defects as Cain. She is currently in the operating room undergoing her first open heart surgery, the BT shunt.


Stefenie said...

My heart goes out to you guys right now. My husband's parents lost their home in the big flood of '08 and they had nearly four feet of water in their home for weeks. It was awful and I know how very devastated they were to lose everything. Many prayers for your family!

Also praying for the new baby undergoing the BT Shunt. That was Logan's first surgery as well.


Tiffany Lockette said...

So, so very sorry about your home. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. My heart breaks for you guys.