It’s been a week and we are still digging out from the devastation of a flood lasting a little more than 24 hours.

It’s  amazing what water can do. It lifts things, moves them hundreds of yards and then gently puts them down.

From the sky on Sunday afternoon

It also rips them apart and scatters them in the grass.

It brings people in from Ohio to help with the tough work.

Traci, Gail, Steve and Richard. Jake took the photo. Thanks guys!

It moves tons of sand into the baseball field, fountains and under the house.

Stormy was happy to have Gravy back. They all like the new beach on the baseball field!

It turns electrical equipment into so much paper weight material. It renders lighting equiptment, sound equiptment and camera equiptment useless.

But it makes the grass grow, keeps the world alive and beautiful and it is home to millions of fish and creatures and the largest mammals in the world.

My friend is filming in Iceland. Lots of water there!

It destroyed much of what I call JSS… But it’s also why the studio is so beautiful.


I love it

I hate it.

I’m torn.



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8 thoughts on “Torn”

  1. I was torn after Hurricane Katrina. The thing I loved the most, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach and Gulf of Mexico Ocean was the thing I hated the most after Katrina. I was so glad when I moved away to Baton Rouge to go to LSU and not be reminded of the angry ocean. It took me over 5 years to make peace with the angry ocean but now I can finally enjoy the beach again! I was sad for the change but now accept it as something new and better than ever! So go with the flow and see what new and exciting things happen over time.

  2. John, We all live in an imperfect world. Natural disasters and tragedies occur and people ask “why?” We have to realize that it’s only when these problems occur that others can be charitable. If everyone had all their needs met, how and why would humans reach out to others? This plane of existence is a proving grounds, a place for learning and helping. I pray everyday for you and that you will achieve success and find happiness in your personal and business life. Bless you always.

  3. When I was ten years old, there was a massive tornado in Flint MI, about an hour from my home. We went to see the damage. I saw a telephone pole with a single length of straw driven completely through it, and someone’s refrigerator all by itself in the middle of a field, no door. Those images showed me vividly, just what a storm can do.

  4. I’m so sorry John I’m praying for you all daily I’ve been a fan since I was 4 years old when I started watching it and I’m 42 now !!!!!! You deserve the best !!!!!!!your in my thoughts & prayers!!!!!

  5. I have lived in Louisiana all of my life, and I have seen this battle many times. It can be so hard to rebuild. I can remember watching a snake slither by while I was sitting on my stairs watching the water rise in my bedroom when I was just a girl. In spite of the hurricanes and floods, I love Louisiana! I love our beautiful trees, bayous, food, and the wonderful people. I will pray that the Lord will strengthen you and help you. I hope that you remain here, neighbor!

  6. John, U sure do have a mess,one giant mess! I hope with us donations it will replace the most of it,at least the important things first. Keeping you in my prayers and support. Hopefully everything will work it out and get back to work for you. Just be careful and stay safe and away from the gator!

  7. It is always amazing to see what Mother Nature can do, we cannot control or stop the power of her work just wait for her to finish her job and we sit back and see what she did. The teacher in me says to learn from life’s lesson and to quote you, move “onward”.

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