Posted on August 29, 2016
Posted on August 29, 2016The guys are doing an AMAZING JOB and things are coming together! We are so lucky to have these great men in the family, willing to donate their time and skills to rebuild Josh & Erin's home. Insulation and drywall are mostly done, putting up wainscoting and trim, more help arriving to paint all this. Flooring is stacked in the garage and waiting, that will come next. Appliances will arrive this weekend! Vehicles are on the list yet, as well as furniture and then all the other things needed to set up a home - lawnmover, small applances, food, bedding...your generosity is making ALL of this a reality. THANK YOU!!!
Posted on August 27, 2016
Posted on August 27, 2016Sheetrock and doors are ALMOST all done!! Still awaiting word from FEMA, so your generous contributions have paid for all of these materials as well as laminate flooring, electrical supplies, trim, paint...the list goes on and on.
School is scheduled to start in about two weeks, it will be great for Erin and the kids to get back on schedule. Josh is back at work, thanks again to Tiger Honda for the loaner vehicle.
Shout out to Mike - thanks for picking up the bunk beds Jerry found on craigslist in Houston, and trailering them to Josh's this week. They will be ready and waiting for the boys when they move back in. We are keeping our eyes open for master bedroom furniture, kitchen table and chairs, dressers, etc - they will likely need to be purchased and transported, household items are SO scarce in the Denham Springs area.
Once again, THANK YOU for your continual support, we could not have done this without each and every one of you!
Posted on August 25, 2016
Posted on August 25, 2016The house is gutted and ready for rebuild, moisture levels are low enough to begin, mold treatment is compete, but getting building materials is proving to be exhausting & frustrating. Orders are placed, but materials don't come in. Deliveries are scheduled and then they just don't happen. The crew has arrived and are ready to work, but are spending most of their time on the phone or at the customer service desk. Don't these stores realize there was a disaster, thousands of homes in need of serious repair? Or are they as oblivious as so much of the country seems to be?
Everyone's pile still sits in their yard, awaiting pickup. They've filed for FEMA but no idea when that may arrive or what to expect. Josh is back to work, but the school was damaged so Erin and the kids are still on hold.
Hoping we have pictures of progress soon...