Houston was hit by some strong rain last week. So, of course our country home was hit pretty bad as well. There was wide spread flooding in the Houston and surrounding areas leaving so many people with damage to their properties and homes.
In the country, this usually means people have to find temporary shelters for horses, cattle, and other pets. It’s devastating and very time consuming once the sun returns in a couple of days. Our main home in Katy had some minor roof damage (again!) but luckily, nothing else. Others were not as fortunate.
Our farmhouse had no damage! Not even roof leaks, which to me was a huge surprise. There is often standing water outside the home so this is always a concern for us.
This is typically what we see in a few spots on the surround the house. No bueno!
Road blocked near the house.
Neighbors around the corner from us. Their backyard is the San Bernard river which is less than 1/2 a mile from us. We saw them burning many belongings yesterday such as furniture and wood flooring. It’s all so sad.
Another picture of flooding in town. Could have been so much worse for us. We are grateful it wasn’t worse. People are incredibly resilient!
Fortunately for us, we have been able to continue with updating the house. Our contractor has been steadily completing small tasks like texturing the hallway and all bedrooms. He also painted the 4 bedrooms.
This will be a guest room/office. The paint color is Cottage White by Behr. We used a primer since the texture was recently put on.
H’s room. (Sorry it’s dark, she wanted a darker gray!)
Before and after of our hallway. He textured it so we will probably paint it last, once furniture is moved in.
We had some fun looking at aerial views of the property recently. You can see the red pin is the property. The yellow (poorly drawn!) box is the entire property. It’s 5 acres and seems so small in the grand scheme of things! What’s interesting is from this view, you can see what neighbors have on their properties! The family to the left in the picture have a fairly large lake with tiki huts and palm trees! You can see in the bottom left corner of the picture the river runs there. That’s the proximity to our home.
I used snapchat for this one (sorry!). I love the design on the neighbor’s yards. All the loops are just fun to see from the sky. Also, this was taken at the exact time Machete was clearing our land for the very first time! You can even see his yellow tractor in the middle of the property. He had cleared off the top right corner of the property (the brown, more flat piece to the right of the pin).
Above is our before and during, not necessarily after. It’s the before and after of our siding. Still have the front door to frame. Still have so much to do but it’s finally coming together. Thanks for reading and I hope we can have even more updates soon! It’s been fun seeing it all come together.