Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bye Bye Beach House

Back in the 60's my grandparents built a family beach house in Galveston- 4th house from the water. We spent lots of really fun weekends around here as a kid and, in the recent past we've celebrated bachelorette weekends for Bradley and Lev. I wish I had some pictures of our childhood to post, but they're at my parents house in Houston, and I'd have to warm up the know how that goes.

Bradley's Bachelorette weekend in '06

Lev's bachelorette weekend in '08

All was well at the beach house until Hurricane Ike came through.
Here are some pictures my parents took of the bottom floor when they went to meet with the insurance adjuster last weekend.

This was a room, which you can't even tell because three of the four walls are gone.

Part of the wall

from the other side

That's the toilet... the water heater, washer and dryer are no where to be found.

The shower is basically the only thing left in this room.

We'll be having a Lynch family meeting pretty soon to decide how to rebuild and whether or not we'll keep it or sell it after that. Mother nature is pretty darn powerful!!!


annalee said...

i'm so sorry about the beloved beach house. i know firsthand what a great place it is, and i'm glad the lynchs shared it with us!

Mom-A said...

Wow! The quote "a picture is worth a thousand words" comes to mind. I've never been there..... although, we've planned and tried. I hope the beach house/home will soon be up and running! So many lost so much down there! My heart goes out to you and all your memories!
Love you,

Lauren Ralston said...

i didn't know you had a blog...but now i do...guess who will be stalking you!

Megan said...

wow...that is really devastating.

And I have to tell you a weird small world story. I went to ACU with Annalee and clicked on your blog from Kristin's blog because of your last name. About 10 years ago I worked at a camp called Camp Olympia, and one of counselors (actually, I think he was the spiritual life director or something) was named Ryan Assunto. I always thought he was such a great guy and wondered what ever happened to him. And it's your husband! I saw your profile picture and couldn't believe that it was him! I have no idea if he'll remember me (I was Megan Vincent back then), but he was such an encouragement to me that summer, and I had (and still have) so much respect for him. You married a good one! (which I am sure you already knew. :)

Okay, weird comment over. It's just such a small world!