Welcome to a rare Team Stryker Thursday. Sorry for not putting up a post yesterday, I took the day off work so I could help my parents clean up the house after the flood. The basement was completely full of water and we got it drained over the weekend but everything down to the studs had to be torn out. You don’t realize how heavy things get when they have been underwater for two days. Carpet becomes 300 pounds soaking wet and everything else just falls apart when you try to lift it. The amount of volunteers has been staggering. There wasn’t a single time during the entire day that there weren’t complete strangers offering sandwiches, water, tools or just a helping hand. While the water may have destroyed the house, it also created new friends.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!