I could use some prayers. I have been coughing nonstop for the past 2 weeks basically. And I didn’t sleep that good last night, because everytime I would fall asleep I would wake up because I would stop breathing.
So, I haven’t had a very good 2 weeks. Yesterday I went to the Urgent Care and they gave me 3 medications. And today it seems like it got worse so we went to the ER and they did a chest x-ray and that came back normal. So, they sent me home with another medication, so that makes 4 now.🤦♀️
So, apparently I have just been having a really bad asthma attack for the past 2 weeks.
I could use y’all prayers and pray that I will be able to make it to church tomorrow!
Three years ago today my family woke up to our house standing in about 3 inches of water. This is how my morning went on that day…
My brother: *Barges into my room* Get up Vanessa the house is flooding!!
Me: Huh? *Swing my feet over my bed* WHY IS THERE WATER IN MY ROOM!?
(My feet was in ice cold water and everything in my room was under water).
Come to find out our water heater had broken and was leaking into our house. Our water heater holds 50 gallons of water! It started in my parents room and came straight down to my room and it flooded my brothers room and down the hall and bathroom. We had no idea what to do. My dad started to call people and we just had to kinda start picking up stuff. It was miserable! We had wood flooring in our house so we had to start ripping up the flooring. We called people and they brought in these machines to start trying to dry out our house.
I don’t really remember what time we got up but I think it was around 9am or 10am? We worked all day trying to rip up flooring and going through everything that had water damage. Trying to find what we could save and what was gone. We had to clear out my parents, brother, and my room. My room was the 2nd worst after my parents room. My room was down hill so all of the water went straight to my room. Even after hours of cleaning out rooms and stuff my room was still in water. It was bad! I wouldn’t wish it on anyone!! We worked nonstop all day, I don’t remember eating at all. It was eventually dark and we had to try to figure out what we are going to do. We obviously couldn’t stay at our house. My dad called more people and they said we would have to go stay at a hotel. So, we started packing up clothes and putting it in suitcases. We started packing around 8pm I think. We had to get our dogs into crates too. We had 4 dogs that had to come with us too. We had to stop working because it was late and we couldn’t really do anything more. We started to pack everything we could into the back of our car and we headed to our hotel for the night. Little did we know it was a really bad hotel! We got there around 12am and it smelled like cigarrette smoke and you could just tell it wasn’t a good hotel. There was nothing we could do at that point so we decided to try to get something to eat at 1am. We got Mcdonald’s to eat it was the only thing open and we was starving! We all tried to go to bed I’m not sure if any of us got any sleep. We all felt like we could get murdered at any moment. lol!
July 19, 2016
We all got up pretty early and packed everything back into our car because we was not staying another night there! My dad said there was another hotel we was going to stay at. So, we started heading to the hotel that would soon turn into our new home.
We made it to the new hotel and it was so much better than the first hotel! We unloaded our stuff and headed to our house to get more stuff that we couldn’t get the night before.
We got conjoining rooms so we didn’t have to go back and forth to rooms. My parents shared a room and me and my brother shared a room. And later that day we found out there was a shooting at the hotel we had stayed at the previous night. So, yeah… God had His hand in on protecting us!
But we went back to our house to start working again. And this went on for 4 months and 9 days. Yes, we stayed at Comfort Inn for 4 months and 9 days!!! We stayed there for way to long but we had people that was not willing to work with us! But we stayed there for free and we got to eat out every night and we didn’t have to pay for it! Now, you might say “Cool, you got to eat out every day!” NO!!! It was cool for the first month and then it got old real quick! We ate every kind of fast food you can think of. I would have payed someone 1 million dollars to cook me a home-cooked meal!! Ever since that I have had a new respect for home-cooked food!
Here are some pictures of us trying to put our house back together.
It was a daily process. My dad would get home (get to the hotel) after work around 4:15pm and he would pick me and my brother up and we would go work on the house. It was a very long and hard process of trying to get everything put back together.
My family has a different point of view on hotel’s now and also fast food. lol. I do have some funny memories from staying at the hotel! Let me see if I can remember them all…
Walking up and down 2 flights of stairs to do laundry everyday.
Walking up and down 2 flights of stairs to let 3 dogs outside. (Every hour)…lol
Running up and down the halls at night.
Going down stairs at like 3am and getting candy at the candy store.
Staying up until 7:00am to get breakfast. Mostly just get bacon and dessert.
Going swimming in the pool.
Let our dogs go swimming in the pool. lol.
My dad’s truck getting broken into.
Me and my brother waiting until they put out cookies for the day and then me and him taking them all.
Running down stairs to get lemonade every time they put out new lemonade.
Walking to get ice cream.
Everyday taking 1 hour to decide what we are going to eat because we had already ate EVERYTHING out there fast food wise.
Getting our rooms cleaned by housekeeping. (They hated us…Who am I kidding, everyone in that hotel hated us. lol!)
Me singing in the shower as loud as possible.
Having food delivered to the hotel.
Having to get new room cards about everyday because they stopped working. lol.
Letting our dogs run up and down the stairs when we did laundry.
Someone taking our laundry out of the dry so they could put their laundry in the dry. (What a kind soul that person must have been).
Having to run down stairs to get more towels.
Carrying groceries up 2 flights of stairs and down a long hallway.
Being woke up during the night because the people up stairs thought it would be fun to have a race down the hall at 3:00am.
Having to call 911 because my brother had a allergic reaction.
My mom and her 1 million pillows.
That is all I can remember right now, but I’m sure there are a lot more! I do remember our room numbers they were… 208 and 210. We made some fun memories at Comfort Inn but I don’t think I’d want to go back to that hotel. The first day I thought I was going to be fun staying at a hotel…Nope, not really. Not for 4 months and 9 days staying in the same room all day. But I do miss going down stairs and getting cookies everyday or getting up during breakfast and getting 2 plates of bacon and desserts. That was fun!
If I could go back a change any of it I wouldn’t, because it taught me to have a lot more respect for my home and to be thankful that I have one. You will never understand the suffering of your house flooding until you actually go through it. I feel so bad for those who have had their house flooded in the storms lately. To be honest I think if our house would’ve caught on fire it would have been better than it flooding. Because with a fire it’s gone you don’t have to deal with anything. With a flood you have to go through everything and see if it has water damage or not. It is a very long process. But it was a chapter in our life we will all remember. It was definitely an experience to remember for sure!
I will make another post on this on November 27 of this year. We moved back home November 27, 2016. That is a story in and of it’s self. (Hint: We was forced to leave…)
Howdy, everyone!🤗 Yes, I’m still alive… I have been failing at staying on top of my blog lately. I’m sorry!😯
One of our daughter-works just got done having a conference at our church. It was July 10 – 12 and I was able to go to all of the night services. And it was life changing services! It was so good! I think it might have been better than the camp services…🤷♀️ If it wasn’t it definitely is right up there with the camp services. So, that is what happened last week.
I’ve been taking some more pictures lately. Here are a few…
That’s about it for the pictures. Can you tell I like frogs?😂 I loved my little bird! I named him… His name was Robin.😂😍 I tried to dig up some worms but I couldn’t find any.😂 I tried…
I hope everyone is doing fine! Thank you to everyone who has tagged me I appreciate it. I just haven’t had time to get them done. I’m really sorry!
What’s up my people!? It’s been a long time! Yes, I’m still alive.👍 I have made it back from camp. I have been working on that blog post but I just haven’t finished it yet. I thought I’d give y’all a little life update on me.
So, at the beginning of June my papa had to be admitted into the hospital and then got out. But, the Saturday before I went to camp he was admitted again and then got out Monday right before I left for camp. Today he was admitted again into the hospital! 🤦♀️ My family has a tendency to be in the hospital every other week. It’s sad, but true. So, I am staying the night with him tonight and probably any other nights he will be in here.
I had a mini photo-shoot with myself.😂 Can you tell I’m going crazy…🤔
Here is my bed for tonight…
There is always beauty in everyday no matter what! Tonights sunset.🤙💞
That’s my life update. Camp was incredible! My life was completely changed and I can’t wait to get my Camp post out for y’all! But I have to wait until my family is okay. Family first!
I would really appreciate it if y’all would pray for my papa and my whole family. Everyone in my family is currently sick and it’s taking a toll on me and my family. It’s really hard to see my family go through this and be constantly praying but not seeing any changes. I feel like my prayers are bouncing off the walls and not going anywhere. So, I would appreciate some help with prayers!
Thank you all so much! I will be back soon! Just hang with me.❤