So they're actually working on our house. Yes, the walls were gutted a while ago. A roof was put on. But otherwise it's been sitting in stasis for months. Now that's changed, and progress is being made, slow for sure, but something.
Does it seem ridiculous that seven and a half months out we're only just getting into the serious business of rebuilding? It is, but it's also pretty typical (and actually way ahead of some neighborhoods where nothing has happened). It feels like every single contractor from Texas is here in their big, white trucks (and half the nation's migrant worker population as well), but it's still not enough. Two hundred thousand flooded homes? That's huge - and it's going to take a long time.