Amsterdam Street Photography VII

The Check

The Check

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Workmen ripped out some Sheetrock and insulation in my home yesterday.  Demolition is less than 50% complete.  This morning a heavy trash truck picked up debris.  Halfway down the block there is a pile of rotting, fly covered garbage.  Most of the flooded homes are vacant now.  There will not be much activity for about a month because the permitting process is difficult.  Many homes will not be repaired.  They will be torn down and replaced with elevated structures.  I am living in a half flooded house.  Once the kitchen is torn out, I might move out.


28 responses

  1. Sorry. 😦


    June 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    • I will get over it.

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      June 6, 2015 at 9:48 am

      • Reminds me of that passage in Ecclesiastes “To everything there is a season and a purpose under heaven…”

        These struggles of life are what all humanity shares. Because life is boring without drama and obstacles to overcome and the needed wrestling with tensions and adversities we seek stories with all that and you, Ron, have a great story to share! Maybe that’s your happy thought!


        June 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

  2. Malin Ellisdotter H

    I’m really sorry that you’re going through such things…


    June 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

    • Thank you. It’s difficult, but not impossible.


      June 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

      • Malin Ellisdotter H

        I understand… Big hug from Sweden!

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        June 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

  3. Ron – Sorry to hear your home was flooded. It’s good you’re okay but what a pain. Take care


    June 6, 2015 at 10:04 am

  4. Pr0L0gue

    Very cool!


    June 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

  5. Sorry to hear about your flooding. Lovely photos nonetheless – I especially like the black and white ones.


    June 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

  6. RMW

    Sorry to hear this. Life sure throws us curves… just have to appreciate each day as it comes… as you never know what’s coming up next.


    June 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

  7. Sorry to hear about continuing problems with your home, Ron. Sounds like you will be moving on.


    June 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    • I have little choice but to rebuild and wait for the real estate market to return to “normal”.

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      June 6, 2015 at 8:57 pm

  8. What a shame, I’m so sorry to hear about your flooding and the changes it will bring to your neighborhood.


    June 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm

  9. sorry you’re having to deal with such a mess, I wish the ‘permitting process’ was not an issue, it would probably make it MUCH faster and easier to rebuild and get on with life, but bureaucrats must find a purpose for their existence. 😦


    June 7, 2015 at 7:55 am

  10. Regret you’re having to go through this Ron…such an upheaval in one’s life 😦 I’m really liking “The Check”…she’s on the mobile and he’s paying 🙂


    June 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

  11. LB

    oh Ron, how discouraging! How long had you lived in your current home?
    Despite the physical and financial challenges, you may have an emotional connection, too.
    So very sorry


    June 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  12. Thoughts and best wishes are with you Ron; hang in there!


    June 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

  13. Awesome photos!! Street photography leaves so much to the imagination! Thank you 🙂


    August 8, 2015 at 11:03 am

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