I've dropped the blogging ball.
But- I'm back now.
This past week I've been pretty busy. doing a lot of stuff. work. kiddos. church. and helping out some friends in need.
The Wrights are an Air Force family we met here in Dayton. We love their entire family. Kresta and Justin are some of our great friends- and their kids our our kids' great friends.
They moved about two months ago to DC- but left their house on the market- unable to sell before moving. The Polar Vortex that struck the country last week wreaked havoc on their empty house. Pipes burst and filled the home with water for more than a day before they were found and shut off. For several reasons, homeowners insurance won't cover the damages. And it's estimated to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.
this is frozen insulation coming through the collapsed garage ceiling.
the walls were covered in ice. the floor was like an ice skating rink, even the carpets were frozen solid!
The Wrights have always been a family focused on serving others. They are members of our church and still have a lot of friends here in the Dayton area. When we heard about the catastrophic destruction- so many people jumped in and starting helping. The interior of their home has been almost entirely gutted. Carpets, drywall, ceilings, insulation, flooring, appliances, and more. It's currently drying out. I change the dehumidifier water out three times a day :)
This family needs help. and they deserve it.
We've also set up a Facebook donation site. Monetary help is obviously what they need the most! If you're able- please help out. Even if it's only five dollars.