335 days after the August 2016 flood


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335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:41 pm



Its been a year now.Mostly just tired.90% loss of everything I own.The only thing I saved was my wife,dogs,boat and what I took with me.
We did salvage and clean many things to get back to normal. As normal as it can be.
Here's a few pictures as promised.
Not bad for 2 old folks with no outside help.

First thing on my day off.
First thing on my day off.


The next day.
The next day.


8 weeks to clean it out.
8 weeks to clean it out.

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Please to relax
Please to relax


Our work space
Our work space


More flooring
More flooring


Just a mess
Just a mess


Lots of floor work.2000square feet
Lots of floor work.2000square feet

Not much else to say.This is just the house.Bedroom and bath completed too.Now onto the outdoor projects.There's 3 buildings.One is my work shop.The others were antique and building material storage.A total loss.Gonna take a couple of roll offs to get them gone.Maybe next year.
So much for retiring this year too.
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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by themainviking » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:11 am

Amazing transformation, Virg. Y'All have done a great amount of work. Having renovated a house that had not been flooded, I kinda know how much there is to it, but don't really, cause I did not have to tear out as much as you have. I do like the fact that you use 2X flooring. Solid base. You have done well, sir. Sorry bout the retirement, as I have been retired for nine years now. Best job I ever had, and I am really really good at it. I hope all continues to improve on your end.
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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:48 am

Definitely an amazing amount of hard work, the end result looks great!

I don't know how I would get through all of that without getting really discouraged.

I see what looks like an amphibious Argo, upside down, in one of the early pictures. Didn't it float? :)

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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:28 am

My boat floated but the flood flipped the 8x8 argo.The boat is the unsinkable design.
Being well above the river flood stage and where we get copious amounts of rain...I leave the drain plugs out of both...The boat floated the argo is front heavy...it just flipped over.

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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:07 pm

themainviking wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:11 am
Amazing transformation, Virg. Y'All have done a great amount of work. Having renovated a house that had not been flooded, I kinda know how much there is to it, but don't really, cause I did not have to tear out as much as you have. I do like the fact that you use 2X flooring. Solid base. You have done well, sir. Sorry bout the retirement, as I have been retired for nine years now. Best job I ever had, and I am really really good at it. I hope all continues to improve on your end.
It sure was easier than a new build.I built the whole house myself over 10 years.This was just a remodel. New walls,insulation and floors.
I did the math on the flooring.By the time I added a new subfloor,thinset,A decent ceramic tile,grout and sealer to would have been near $3.50/sq.foot. I chose 2X8 #2 pine.Sand,stain and polyurethane. End cost near $1.50/sq foot.
Better quality too.
Time to install about the same.End results is a very sturdy floor and easy to clean by the roomba.
This isn't over yet.I only got the house and bik in order.
Another year for the outside,storage buildings,truck to strip and dispose of,Argo to restore etc.etc.

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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by MiWinger51 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:03 pm

You have done an incredible amount of work and should be proud of what you have accomplished. The house looks great. It is amazing what we can get done when we set our mind to it. Your hard work should be an inspiration to many.
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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by dingdong » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:13 am

Good luck Virgil. Looks like Harvey may be headed your way. Did the city ever get the drainage problem fixed?
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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:41 am

There's a "effort" to clear some sediment from a few drain lines in a few areas but the cause of the wide spread flash flooding is still debatable and in litigation.
No entity will step up to correct the problem that was created.Its pass the buck from the state to the fed's to the corp of engineers and Dotd.
Too many chief's just talking about it.

It looks like were gonna dodge this bullet.
I am concerned for those in Texas tho.
Bad advice from there governor to stay home and not evacuate.More poor decision making.
Just like last years flood here,were sending supplies and help to them just as they did for us.

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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by dingdong » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:43 am

Looks like the people of Texas are coming together and helping themselves. Pisspoor Houston city officials need to be held accountable somehow. Yeah right!!!! Still I wish you luck in dodging the rain.
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Re: 335 days after the August 2016 flood

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:48 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:48 am

I see what looks like an amphibious Argo, upside down, in one of the early pictures. Didn't it float? :)


Ya had to go and mention that...I was gonna total it out but my wife read this too.
Well my plans changed...Now I have to restore it.
This will be my next half year project.
Yup the engine is totaled along with the clutches and gearbox.Rust worms set it.
Not a total loss tho...I just nailed a broken down industrial ztr mower with a blown engine.Im gonna convert it from the belt drive to hydraulic.Mayne even loose a few hundred pounds in the process.



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