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The Story of One Little House

Once upon a time, my house looked like a normal house. It wasn't a fancy house but it was cozy and we were happy there.
Then thanks to Mother Nature and poor pumping station management my house became moldy, slimy and stinky.
And now my house looks torn up, empty and sad. (More pictures behind the cut. Beware those with dial-up.)

Living Room 08/14/05 Living Room 08/14/05

Ktichen 08/14/05 Ktichen 08/14/05

Den 08/27/05 Den 08/27/05

Living Room 09/21/05 Living Room 09/21/05

Ktichen 09/21/05 Ktichen 09/21/05

Den 09/21/05 Den 09/21/05

Living Room 07/10/06 Living Room 07/10/06

Den 07/10/06 Den 07/10/06

One day sometime in the future my little house will be normal again.


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Jul. 12th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)

Jul. 12th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's all very strange these days.
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
I know, and my reply was inadaquate at the least. I just have sort of guilt feelings to not be in that position, and when I try to have empathy over say.. the fridge and freezer thing, it's like, so your freezer was gross, my house was flooded. But you're getting there, are you going back to how it was, with the hard wood floors (lovely) are you going with a new scheme?
Jul. 13th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Your response was just what I needed. Thanks!

And I feel inadequate when I try to imagine how all those people feel in the Ninth Ward, Gentilly, Lakeview, Chalmette... I've felt mostly lucky throughout all of this because I came back to a house that was for the most part salvageable. But there continue to be moments when I feel that I am untethered from my own reality.
Jul. 13th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
you know what was weird? our IKEA birch coffee table floated. I didn't even realize it until we were about to leave, but the Kleenex box that was sitting on it was completely dry and I could have dried my (copious) tears without a speck of mold.

now we need a new coffee table (or will in a month or two when the den is finally reclaimed), and IKEA doesn't make that one anymore.
Jul. 13th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
(about to leave from our first visit home to see the deluge-damage, just eight days after your pictures)
Jul. 13th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
There are times when I wish that I could've filmed the scene in my house so I could know exactly what happened and when. But that feeling passes pretty quickly when I am confronted with the ongoing aftermath.
Jul. 13th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
I don't think I realized how long it'll take for your home to be "home" again.

Jul. 15th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
It took us a while to find a contractor that we like.
Jul. 13th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
hugs honey. make your house a home again.
Jul. 15th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! I look forward to being able to relly clean my house again. I actually miss that.
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
uh.. what?! can't relate! ha ha ha
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