When Mister and I married 10 years ago, we moved into this home. It was pretty ugly - yellow brick, dark brown T1-11 siding, cement stoop with loose wrought iron railing, enormous evergreen bushes. Mister had the vision for the transformation of this mid-century rambler.
It sits on over an acre of land, with 150 feet of creek frontage.
Creek frontage. That's where the dodged bullet comes in.
We drove the couple of miles to the creek house today to see what was going on. There were lots of U-Hauls filled with belongings and parked on higher ground. They are being used.......
Because of this. Yes, that is our old mailbox. The back of the house and the garage are surrounded by water.
We went through flooding like this with Hurricane Ivan in 2006. It's one of the reasons I wanted to move. (Besides the fact that I love, love, love! old homes!)
Standing up against the house across the street......
and now, looking back at our former house.
Mister built me the little garden surrounded by a picket fence. I had raspberries, strawberries, herbs, tomatoes, zucchini, and beans. Things have gotten overgrown in the past 5 years that we have been gone.
The new owner grew up along the creek and is used to flooding. That's a good thing.
And me?...I'm so thankful to be high and dry. Some lapses in electric service, but we can work with that!
Have a blessed and wonderful weekend. Hey, I just looked outside.....and the sun is shining!