Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fed Up

Frustrated, anxious, stressed, worried, fearful, man what else... since the day or 2 after the storm I have been all of the above and more. We have moved our belongings all over the place and torn out all the walls that were saturated and moldy. Just in cast they decide to rebuild. My hope is they don't. We would never be able to afford it. Since Katrina, our flood insurance went up $400 and now with a direct hit, we wouldn't be able to get insurance unless it's way high. The complex is over 40 years old and to fix it would cost more than just to tear it down and sell the property. Just say a quick prayer that it will all work out. I know God is in control, and His way is not my way, but I'm getting so impatient and I'm on the verge of tears 24/7. I am trying to be strong but my faith is weak. I know it will all work out, but starting over is scaring me to death. Not having a home is beyond stressful. If you know me, having my stuff scattered from here to Kingdom Come is driving me crazy! I am a neat and organized person and I am not that way at the moment. Waiting on Flippin FEMA to reassess our case file so we can get some cash and get a place. We have a nibble on a house but can't move forward until we have a bit of money. At least Trey had school all week and had some kind of normal. Except that we had to get up at the crack of dawn to get him there since we are 30 minutes from where were were and it's another 30 minutes to school from home. I'm still around, don't have my own computer yet, don't have a plcae to plug it in, so I'm not ignoring you if you have emailed me, I just can't get those yet. You can email me at and I can check those! I miss all of my blog sisters and what is going on in your lives. Hopefully soon I can get back! Hugs from here. Oh and I got a new link for more pics if you're interested. They are from a few days after Ike and taken from the water in Clear Lake . For you out of towners the towns are League City , Clear Lake Shores , Kemah, Seabrook, El Lago... all Texas of course. Clear Lake is one of the top three areas for privately owned yachts and water craft in the nation.
Clear Lake pics


D... said...

((Kris)) You have been in thoughts & heart constantly. It's so great to hear from you. I was thinking I had your wrong email address. Thanks for the new email.

I feel for your situation so much. I will continue my prayers that FEMA hurries, you get a place of your own, & that some normalcy returns to your life. Is there anything I can do for you?

I know your faith is not strong right now. Just keep holding on. God is in control and, while it may not feel like it right now, you are safe in His hands. Keep reminding yourself of your blessings. Trust me, I do know how scary starting over can be. Ya'll will be ok and come out the other side much stronger.

I'm here for you, praying and caring! Thanks for checking in!

Bubba's Sis said...

I've been thinking about you and praying for you, too, Kris! And I continue to do so. Everything D... said is true (she's a truth screamer). God is carrying ya'll thru this, and you WILL be OK. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

Musicmom-Amy said...

Truly think of the Footprints poem. God is carrying you RIGHT NOW. You and your family are known to Him. To have our Faith and trust grow is never a pleasant experience. You are a woman of great faith Kris! We care about you SO much.

Thanks for keeping us up on the situations down there. It seems the rest of the news has forgotten.

forgetfulone said...

I'm so sorry, Kris. We have a teacher who lived in those condos off Davis Road. Needless to say, she doesn't live there right now, but they are remodeling, to put it nicely. She was very lucky to find a 1 BR apt. in the area so she can get to work easily. My brother in law lived over there, too. His boat is okay, but not his condo.

My other brother in law's boat is at Watergate, and it's fine. There's no electricity out there, and they have the nerve to continue to charge people full rent. I understand his boat's okay, but most aren't.

I hope they decide to demolish the condos since that will benefit you most, and I hope FEMA gets their butts into gear. We are all thinking about you! So glad you got a chance to post.

Where does your son go to school that he has already been back in session? Private school. Clear Creek had teachers back on Friday and school starts Monday. My school (and my room) had major damage. It's over by NASA. We have quite a few students from Nassau Bay.

I'm thinkin' about ya, and keepin' ya in my prayers.

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear of your struggles but am glad to read that you can even put somethings in to words. I continue to think of you and your family. Like Amy said, God will carry you through this and he understands your struggle of faith. I wish I could offer more than just words right now. BIG HUGS!

Linda F. said...

Kris, I thought about you so much this week-end! I continue to pray that you'll find some solace in all this!

How we met! said...

Kris, I always pray and think of you! I knew "reality" would sink in and you'd be "worn out"! Take a step at a time, keep in touch, when you can't pray, know other's are lifting you up before our God!

Jenn said...

Kris, I am thinking of you, praying for you, and lovin' you from here! I just wish I could fly down there and make it all go away for you - or at least provide a much needed distraction with baby hugs. Let me know what you need!
Love, Jenn and Dylan

Anonymous said...

Hang in there! The words says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. He will use this Mess for a Message and we will keep praying for you. Blessings, Whitney

Christie said...

Kris I'm thinking about you. I hope that you get some rays of sun through all the dark clouds hanging over you. Hoping for the best!