Well we live in one of those areas of Mississippi that was in the paths of the tornadoes that decided to come Sunday night. The hubby was at work so it was me and the kids in the tent. When the sirens went off, I dragged kids and blankets up to the house to get in the closet. The tornado hit about half a mile up the road. It was the first major storm with any impact that we had experienced with the hubby so far away. We both just felt helpless.
The tent withstood all this but the low land we live on flooded and it flooded our tent.
This happened twice– first Sunday night. Then again Tuesday night. It was like living in a nightmare.
Monday we used the generator and small shop vac to suck the water out clean the floor. That worked. Everything was set up again nicely. But after it happened again last night and because it’s due to our home and land being in a flood zone, we decided to move back into the house so the tent can dry and the ground can harden enough for us to take it back down.
It has been an exahusting week workwise as well as mentally.
Everything was wet but thankfully we were all okay and all we really lost was a pressboard dresser. It did make us realize we do want to invest the money into building a platform when we get ready to set up on our future land.
I do not wish to experience this again.
All day I have washed clothes and bedding and hung them out to dry. It has been quite the ordeal.
Our possible good news is we have accepted an offer on the house. We went with an “as is” sale since the house does need so much work. The inspection is to be this Saturday and we are nervous about that. We see all the work that needs done but we were also upfront about all of that with our realtor. This buyer wants to come in and redo the whole house and I pray it works out for all of us.
We did decide to pursue the other option for getting the funds for our land. My husband had a small retirement IRA from his past job and we decided to take the tax and penalty loss and cash it out. We are now waiting on all that to go through. It proved to be a difficult decision and one we didn’t take lightly. But the account has already lost money since it was rolled over from the hubby’s previous job to the financial institution it is now in and we feel that we would rather invest the money in land instead of stocks.
So now the house is in chaos since we just hauled everything inside and left it and I have until Friday to clean it back up. Thankfully the hubby is off until Saturday.
We are all okay and things seem to be progressing even though there seem to be alot of challenges in the progress. We are steadfastly moving on and we will get through all of this. We are keeping our goals of simplicity and living together and working together and raising our kids in the old fashion way in our thoughts as we struggle through these trials. I never realized how complicated everything could become by just striving toward simplicity. It is a little overwhelming.
I pray everyone has a blessed week.