Picking up the Pieces after Hurricane Ike — 16 Comments

  1. I know it must be very discouraging having to do this once again. With the physical help of your friends and family, and the prayers from your Blog readers, you’ll bounce back soon. Hey, you’ve got to! The Specks will be in Decade soon. Ike may have already pushed those fish in! I’m itchin’ to go fishin’, but I’ll have to wait for the insurance adjuster to show up.

    We finally got a roofer over to give us an estimate…..$14,120.40! That’s 4k less than we paid for our first house!

    Hang in there! We’ll send you a daily dose of encouragement as well as our prayers. (Won’t we readers?)

  2. I was so happy to see that you had posted.

    My prayers and thoughts will continue for your family and all of our friends in south Louisiana and Texas.

  3. I’m so sorry to see these pictures. Prayers and thoughts are with you! I know you hate to go through all of this again. It must feel like a rerun.

  4. I’m so sorry, BW. All your hard work and your home ravaged again. Those of us who have not worn your shoes will never understand the depth of heartache, but we’re here to listen.

  5. Today was day 3 of cleanup, and I am starting to see a little light at the end of this tunnel.

    Thanks, Stephanie, for the reassurance. I’m not out of the woods yet. We finally got to take a few things out of my “home” that I don’t want eaten up by mold and mildew before the adjusters come. There is still much more to get, though.

    To each one of you, I don’t deserve such kindness and friendship as each one of you has offered me. Many thanks.

    There are, of course, some good stories developing during all this madness, which we will share with you when we have a little more free time.

    Until then, I remain your
    Bayou Woman

    Lil Sis is still here keeping me in line. Big Sis is running errands, shopping, and cooking and child care. They have been my strength and I do so appreciate them.

  6. Can’t wait to hear those stories! You always do a great job of finding the silver linings on all of the muddy clouds! And I must say, Uncle RenRed’s “bum wing” statement still has me laughing! I feel badly that I can’t be down there helping too, but I’ll keep doing what I can to find you things you need! Love you muchly, Bayou Mommer! 🙂

  7. Rach – just getting home at the end of another mucky day, and your words make me smile! You are just the best daughter EVER!!!!! I love you to pieces.

    And everyone else – sorry for getting so mushy! Will try to make a new post tonight . . . with pics of course!

    Love you all, and I am getting better with each day that passes. People are stepping up to help out and it really lightens my spirit!

  8. ((((((((BW))))))))) Soooo very glad you posted. Sorry for the flood, but very glad your back home getting started. Im sooo happy your sis’s have your back, and we will continue trying to lift your spirits from our end. Hang in there BW!!!
    btw…thanks for letting us know Bayou Fabio was ok…was a tad bit worried about the poor guy!

  9. Just wanted to let you know that all your comments mean so much to BW. It has been a hard week, but we have had help from several people to lighten the load. Please continue to lift BW and her family up in prayer, and continue to comment. She looks forward to them at the end of a long day.

    We were worried about Bayou Fabio, too, since we lost cell phone contact and didn’t see him for several days. When BW told him she posted his picture, he was a little upset because he hasn’t shaved and his hair wasn’t combed!

  10. For the first time since Ike I cried. I am just inland from high island texas, the water stopped about a mile from my home. I am so sorry you are having to do this again. I have noted the same determined spirit and just get it done attitude here as well. Good luck to you!

  11. Kat, I’m sorry I made you cry, but I am so glad your home did not flood. I would not wish such a thing on my worst enemy–especially have two properties to clean up this time. Thaks for stopping by, and please come back often. Things should be getting back to normal on bayou life as soon as my internet is restored!!!

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