Hi ya'll! My food game emails go to a separate email account that I haven't checked in a few weeks. Lori sent me a message on Facebook to see how we are so I decided to pop in and let you know.
We are all safe and dry, staying at my brother in law's house. I had 14-16" of water in my house, and have spent the last 2 weeks saving what we could and gutting the rest trying to prevent / eliminate mold. Thanks to gracious friends, family, and strangers we were able to save almost all of our clothes and electronics and most of our books. We made out a lot better than many of our friends and neighbors - in Livingston Parish (parish = county) 91% of homes / businesses flooded with a large portion loosing everything since many of the areas that flooded are well above the flood plain and there was very little notice to evacuate. We have a lot of people who have boats or raised utility vehicles locally, so everyone jumped in to help rescue their neighbors and last I heard only 13 people died even though something like 20,000 people were flooded out.
As of yesterday we finished all the urgent work, and are just waiting for things to fully dry / insurance to come through / contractors to give bids. It will likely be months before we get back in the house, and I won't be cooking for fun anytime soon, but we are blessed to be safe and have family that we get along well with to stay with. Thanks for thinking about us, and sorry to have dropped off the team. Looks like the last round was fun