Almost 1 year ago since we have been hit head on with a hurricane category strong 4. it still seems like a nightmare, but lots of people are back to some kind of a normal and memories starting to fade. There is still a lot of damage in town, and a lot of empty foundations, and sadly, often we have forgotten which store used to be there, there are just so many gone and never will rebuild. I just was looking for one particular picture and it gave me the idea to just put them all on this page. After 11 months our house is 97% finished inside, there are some small things that still need to be fixed, but we kind of ran out of steam und started on the outside, which is slowly coming back to life also. 2 of our giant cottonwood trees, that we lost, have grown from the parents roots and are already over 6 ft tall.
The storm stripped every leaf on every plant, flowers. bushes and all trees. Everything was of course fully leaved since it was August. It made the town and properties look so spooky.
I also would like to give thanks again to all the volunteers that sprang into action, it was so amazing how droves of people came from all over the USA to Rockport, started cutting up trees and move the debris and did so much work.We certainly could not have done it without you all and all your help given so selflessly will be forever one of the highlights in my life.