By Skeeter:Life gave my family a major Blow last year. On May 3, 2010 their Tennessee home was flooded. I left my Georgia Gardens often during the year to help with whatever my parents needed.
This is the mess that Mother Nature left in the Great room of the house.
I am happy to say that back in October 2010 (on my last visit home to Tennessee), this is what I found! A beautiful new Great room ready for family gatherings.
This was the Flooded view from the other end of this room.
Here was that view on October 2010.
The kitchen was a total flooded mess.
Here is the Kitchen on October 2010.
Red Clay mud after the flood in the bathroom.
A beautiful Bathroom now!
The first thing back into the newly renovated house were the plants! Some plants spent the 6 months on the back porch during the construction. My parents were able to maintain them during their daily visits to the house. Some plants went missing for a while. They were discovered in a neighbors basement which had been taking care of them all summer long. Thank goodness for wonderful neighbors!
I put in long hours for 2 weeks helping them get settled into their new home. This golden Bald Cypress tree brought me back to life each morning outside my Window after a tiring day before.
It was a Happy Time helping my parents move back into their home...
The first of the Year, I became sad again from what I believe to be a major case of SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I usually get the Winter Blues but nothing like this year. I have a lot of the symptoms of SAD such as: Not wanting to get out of Bed, Craving Comforts foods, Lack of energy and I cannot seem to complete started tasks. I have not even wanted to Blog and I love writing and talking as you all well know. Ha ha.... There is no real cure for SAD but I am trying to get my groove back by forcing myself to Blog. I had some Happy things to share with you and hopefully, this will help me to get over this funk. So Bare with me on Blogging and commenting...
I know that spring is around the corner because I spotted Daffodils popping up and hopefully, I will be over this for good when Spring gets closer. If you wondered why I have been missing lately, I guess you can say that I have gone from HAPPY TO SAD, In the Garden....
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