Monday, February 2, 2009

Flood update

Thank you all so much for your prayers and sweet words. We haven't fallen off the face of the earth, though it kind of feels like it right now. We had no idea what kind of aftermath even a 'clean' flood would have. The day of the flood, the amazing professionals came out, assessed the damage, ripped out all the carpet and set up 30 ginormous fans and 3 de-humidifiers. Thanks to the guys who came and moved all our furniture into the kitchen/dining area and the stock trailer! We also appreciate our i. agents personally coming out and bringing cookies, hot chocolate and coffee! Most of all, thank you to David and April who have opened their home to our larger-than-life family! You have saved us from moving into a hotel. Unfortunately, we've brought 'germies' into their home because the night after the flood I got sick, really sick, and was flat on their couch for ... well, a long time. Anyway, maybe today (Monday) most of the fans will be removed. We've ordered new carpet (the rainbow???), but it won't be installed for nearly 2 weeks. Since we have no carpet this seems like the perfect opportunity to paint walls - except that I'm terrible at home projects! So with April's lead, we're going to try to paint several rooms and move back in (even with tack strips) until the carpet is installed. There's the matter of my work, which is suffering, and the thought of living on a concrete slab (woohoo!), but we still have a home! This is a major inconvenience and even a financial hardship, but it is a temporary and momentary struggle! We have felt the prayers and the depth of love for our family, and through this the Lord has wrapped His arms around us. May His name be praised!
ps. I think I can officially say Kambry is potty trained - yippee!!!

8 comments:

Martha said...

You've had quite a fun few days, huh? I'm glad you're feeling better. Things will go up from here!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the update! I'm glad things are slowly coming together...and a newly painted house and carpet to boot!

I am so proud of your victory over diapers. Congratulations!

Howard and Kim said...

Oh my! I wish I lived closer. I would LOVE to help you and April paint.

Be nice to Connie through all this. There is just so much our health can take!

Hugs to you my friend!
Kim

trina said...

I think painting is a wonderful idea!!! And new carpet is for sure a Rainbow!! Yippee, Kambry!! Pray for Hudson to have the same desires.

holly m. said...

Oh Man, Connie!

We've been through the same and what a mess! And yes, the rainbow can be new carpet!! Hopefully you'll be back in your home soon. Give April a super hug for her help. She is a special friend, but then I'm sure you know that already!! Still praying.

holly m. said...

Oh!! Way to go Kambry! What a big girl!

Kim said...

Glad to hear that things are "looking up". Sorry that you had to go through all this and be sick at the same time. We will continue to pray for your family.
Way to Go Kambry!!
Love ya
Brad,Kim and the gang

One of Us said...

Oh my...you've been through a LOT! I would definitely consider new carpet as a rainbow. With new carpet and paint, you'll feel like you're in a new home! ;-) Wish I was closer so I could help out.
Take care,
~LJ

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