Here goes... Hurricane Irene hit the farmhouse on August 28th, 2011. We went to bed a little before midnight on Saturday night with rain and heavy winds. We woke up Sunday morning surrounded by about 6-8 feet of water covering our entire 2 acres of property and beyond.
Eventually it came into the house where we ended up with about a foot of water on our first floor.
We had to evacuate by boat and didn't return until the water had gone down a few days later. Because of the flooding inside our home, we had mold and bacteria in our walls therefore we basically had to renovate our entire first floor as walls were ripped out to get rid of the mold.
p.s. this is what your house looks like when a restoration company comes into your home after a natural disaster to clean out mold and bacteria. I had no time to pack anything so this is what my house looked like for days.
It is now January 2012 and we have a home again! We fully re-did our kitchen which I absolutely love and starting a couple weeks ago was finally able to start cooking in again.
As for that BIG announcement I promised, if you didn't figure it out from the last two photos... we are expecting!!!! I'm 29 weeks pregnant with a little baby girl Keane due April 7th. We are absolutely ecstatic. In all honesty, who gives a sh*t about a little water in our house when we have a baby to look forward to!
2012 is gonna be BIG and I promise not to stay away anymore! I have a few recipes to share with you that I've made in my new kitchen and promise you'll enjoy so I'll see you soon... in way less than 5 months!!