“When you go back to work you think your life is going to be back to normal and back to the routine, but you get there and you see the empty desks. The people who came back are crying because all they have are the clothes on their back. They have to get rides to work because they lost their clothes, their house and everything they own. We had three cars here and they are gone. You can’t get a rental car. A friend of mine is number 200 on a waiting list to get a rental car. How do you get to work if you don’t have a car? I worry about people losing their jobs. We need people to come into town and help with debris removal. We had one day to gut our house before we had to go back to work. We got 90 percent done in a day. My husband is having trouble breathing now from the sheet rock dust because we had to get it done so quickly. From this point on we have to wear masks to work in the house. Get it done so we can get back here. We are staying with friends and have to have a place to live. There aren’t enough contractors to go around and anyone who would help you lost their home too, so you have to do a lot of the work yourself. Luckily my husband is handy and can do anything. When the flooding started, we took our boat to rescue friends, we never thought it would happen here. I was mad I had to get flood insurance on my house, now I am thankful. It is hard to see your neighbors lose everything but we are sharing the things we have left. We rode through our neighborhood in our boat. It is hard to unsee that when everything is dry. This will pass. We are strong. We will get it done. You pick up and move forward.