The Day that Changed Life as We Know It
My family (well technically it is my grandparents but we all claim it) have had a cabin (I am making sure to clarify it as a cabin since it really IS a cabin and not one of the mansions we are now surrounded by) on a lake in the north GA mountains since before I was born. Actually my dad helped my grandfather and uncle build the cabin when he was just a teen dating my mom. The first day I visited our home sweet cabin I was just a few days old.
As you can see this cabin is very special to us...it is a place we treasure as a family and also a place full of wonderful memories!
Then, last year on April 27, 2011, a tornado with winds up to 165mph hit the lake devastating both our cove and one other. 145 homes on the lake were damaged or destroyed and one fatality was reported.
Unfortunately ours was one of the worst. Here are some pictures from a few days after the tornado.
We are now re-building. It will still never be the same. The memories made in our old home sweet cabin will have to forever stay within our hearts. It will be years before the trees and plants grow back and it will be a long time before we can again boat in our lake without the worry of running over a piece of house.
On the brighter side we are excited to start new memories and can't wait for our new home to be complete. That being said the exterior is up! Here is our progress so far:
I can't wait to go see it this weekend! Will keep you updated on progress.