This is the current state of my home (and yes, you really should consider relocating your oven to your dining room.)…
And we recently had a yard of muddy, drenched belongings that looked like the lamest tag sale ever…
I’ve embraced the sport of dumpster diving (due to inadvertently throwing out a few toys that I was hell bent on salvaging)…
We found a rental house and tried to settle in before school started.
Dylan was apprehensive on her first day of first grade (this is the only photo I could snap before she demanded the camera be put away).
Despite that face, she had pretty good day.
And then I thought maybe I could relax for just a tiny moment.
But Thursday morning, after a long night of heavy rain, we drove over to our house and found this…
Yeah, that’s my street. Flooded. Again.
After the waters subsided, I surveyed the two feet of water in my basement and garage which of course soaked the only furniture we had been able to save a week earlier from hurricane Irene.
It’s all very distressing.
I called up a local TV station and gave them a tour of my property. Because my home is not supposed to be a house boat. And because money must be allocated to fix the flooding problem in my area. People are rebuilding their homes, only to have them destroyed again. And again.
Rick is calling local legislators.
It’s kind of like we are Erin Brockovich.
Except I doubt Erin Brockovich gets traumatized every time she hears the dishwasher because she thinks it’s raining again.
mama bird notes:
The contest to win an iPad 2 is now closed. I will be announcing a winner shortly!