Sunday, September 7, 2008


Show and Tell




So, I am new to this "Show and Tell" but this is a great idea. Anyway, here is mine...
I moved into a new house about 5 years and half ago. I bought this house from a friend. It was great how it worked out. Someone had told me earlier that year to write down what I wanted and then leave the list alone and then it should come to me. I am not a big subscriber to those kinds of things but I thought "what the hell, I'll give it a try". So along with the usual wish of "having a baby within the next year" I put "A new house". At the time I was living in an apartment and I hated it!! We had neighbors that just blared music all day and all night. Anyway, I did not think there would be any chance of getting a house because I had no money and nothing saved. I had been out of work for 3 months so it did not look to promising. So, about 6 months later a friend called me and said "Do you want to buy my house? We will pay the down payment and closing costs if you buy it." To which I said "SOLD!". Who would of thought. (I would have much rather had the baby wish come true but I guess thats how it goes).It was great, her husband was in construction so everything had just been redone. The down fall was the house was in a flood zone. We had to buy flood insurance. Let me tell you flood insurance is not cheap! It is like triple the cost of my regular house insurance, but beggars can't be choosers. She said it never floods here anyway so don't worry. I was in the house for apporoximately 6 months and this is what we woke up to one morning...

Luckily, it only came up to our porch and we don't have a basement (good thing). So we were safe, we just couldn't get in our out of our house for a few days without trecking through the nasty water! I thought..."Yeah sure...never floods!"





3 comments:

Another Dreamer said...

Welcome to show and tell!

And BAH floods!

That is horrible and so not cool. But lucky it didn't come up to your home further!

Kristin said...

Glad you didn't get any damage from the flood!

battynurse said...

Famous last words huh? Glad your house was spared and at least now you have a house so that when you have your baby you can come home to a house instead of an apartment.