MOUNTAIN HOUSE UPDATES
Today I’m sharing the latest mountain house updates and I’m sharing a bit about what it’s like to go through a hurricane. I’ve always thought that survivor guilt was something I would never experience. After all, why should someone feel guilty because they survived something others didn’t? It certainly isn’t because of anything I did that other people homes flooded. Still I have survivor guilt. It doesn’t make sense, but there it is.
So many lost so much. I’ve had headaches and stomach aches thinking of so many affected. I know many friends who had water in their homes. It can’t be fun throwing away the things that are part of your life and living in a house with concrete floors and studs for walls. Some friends have simply moved upstairs while others have moved into temporary housing. FEMA is proving housing for 2 months. If they are back in their home in 2 months, that would be fabulous.
Certainly one result of survivor guilt should be a desire to help those affected. I have donated and have a plan for how I can do more. I’ll share more about that later.
Please continue to pray for Hurricane Harvey victims. And now this new monster storm Irma looks horrible. On a happier note, our roof was repaired last weekend. The ceiling was repaired and painted today, and the electrical problem was also fixed.
Onto the mountain house updates.
I realized that I had not shown some of the downstairs to you yet. So here is the downstairs living area you haven’t seen. There’s a TV area downstairs for kids that are staying at our house. They can plop on the daybed, put their feet on the cart and watch TV. As you can see the sun streams in this room.
The cart appears to be from Germany. I figure it was from a train station or a factory. I’m not sure which.
There’s also a desk in this room. As you can see it’s sparely furnished for now. Still I’ve tried to make it as comfortable as possible for anyone who stays here.
This bench has been moved around a lot. It’s currently in the guest bedroom.
I’ll try to get more photos the next time I get up there, so that’s all the mountain house updates I have for you today.
The foliage should be looking about like this any pretty soon.
Actually this was before the trees were trimmed. The view is even more amazing now. To see more of the mountain house, CLICK HERE.
If you want to stay at our place in Black Mountain, near Asheville, NC, CLICK HERE for more information.
Here’s the podcast episode for today.
EPISODE 95 THE BEST HIGH TECH TOOLS FOR YOUR HOME
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
I am so glad that you and your home only had minor damage. I totally understand survivor guilt. I live in Florida for several years. I have 3 sisters that live in Naples, Florida and I worry about them every time there is a hurricane. Thankfully, they are all on there way here to NC today so they will not be in harms way. And hopefully their houses will survive.
You have beautiful views from your home in Black Mountain.
Norma Rolader says
God bless and prayers to continue for you and all the Texans and now also for Florida now!! Thank you for taking time out and sharing all with us
Did you make the Day bed cover or buy it and if so, where if I might ask? So cute and polished!
Thank you for sharing your story and I’m glad you and your family were spared the hurricane damage.
Linda, I made it. Thanks so much. Hugs to you.
We will continue to pray and do what we can for fellow Texans.
Marsha Scott says
I know, I know. About the hurricane, I mean. I’ve been so busy raising money for JJWatt’s fund that the time house-bound passed quickly. I love what ou wrote and I know how much you care. Sending love…..
My heart is w you there and for more prayers that the Lord will lead you to do for others as they would do for you. Blessings upon you there?thank you, Anita.
So glad you came out okay. I feel guilty because we moved from the Houston area four years ago. My heart just breaks for so many people who have lost so much. It was uplifting to see the generous spirit, though.
Glad you are ok. It is hard to see so many people suffering during this time. Sending hugs and prayers.
Also, love your blog.
Anita pat yourself on the back for all the joy you bring to so many people through your photos, ideas, advice, recipes and especially the ever popular podcast with your designer friends. I bet many Texans are counting on you for ideas and inspiration as they rebuild.
I look forward to seeing your wonderful photos on line and in your book.
Texas has been through a horrific time and my prayers will continue.
All the Best, Nancy
Nancy, you are kind. Thank you.
Nancy @ Slightly Coastal says
Oh survivor guilt. I’m starting to understand a little bit of that. We literally only had a few small branches in our yard when we returned and our power was restored right away. There is so much devastation in Florida and I too, think I shouldn’t go on as normal. I donated to both and helped people in the community, but it doesn’t seem fair.
Why did we come out so good when so many came out horribly? I once heard in one of those hallmark movies, the Father doesn’t cause the child to fall and skin off her knee, but He is there to pick her up. I think it was pure luck and nothing more.
Anyway, I thought I could share that with you and you would ‘get it’.