Seven weeks after our wedding, we had to evacuate our house with pets and what personal items we could fit in our cars, to escape the flood that would rise about 15" above the house's floor. When the waters receded in a few days, we returned to the area in temporary accommodations, and with the help of family and volunteers, salvaged what we were able, while gutting the house of any potentially mold-contaminated materials, including most flooring, gypsum drywall and insulation up to 4' high, base cabinets, etc.
Restoration was a slow process over about 7 months. From March 2017 we are thankful to once again be residing in our restored home. Special thanks to our parents, friends Lucy Hubenak, Stacy and Robert Taylor, David & Lawson Long, Robert Elia, James Culbreth and Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Joni Baugh, Leigh Anne & John Sharpe, Jason Verts, Courtney & Amber Long, Anthony Milordis, all valiant volunteers and workers, and for the generous charitible donations from some of the latter as well as FEMA, AIA Louisiana, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, First United Methodist Church of Alexander City, family & friends.