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It's a BEAUTY !!! :biggrin: .See lots of storm shutters.. Be interesting to see what 'Hurricane Proofing" they did on the house when the show airs...
 

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its pretty nice! was there when they moved the bus and the family all started crying.....even the kiddos! Well worth standing out in the rain and nasty weather!
 

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Wow that is a nice home, does any body have a pic of there old house
Check out TexasT's post above..Shows old house during demo.

Just an FYI...found this article below...and I was thinkin' I was having it rough...pffftttt !!!!

"With their damaged house in Kemah just a few steps behind the two FEMA trailers they now call home, Larry and Melissa Beach do what they've always done - take care of their children.

With 13 of them at home to care for, they don't have it easy.

"I don't think I've had a full night's sleep since 1997," said Melissa Beach, 39.

Like many other families in the Bay Area, the Beaches lost their home and nearly all their possessions in Hurricane Ike. Between flooding and roof damage, the brick one-story house on Delesandri Street is now unfit to live in. Without insurance for hurricane damage, there are no plans for repairs. But that's only one of their challenges.

The couple has been foster parents to more than 80 children since 1996. A year ago, they began adopting. They added five adoptive children in the span of one year. Other arrived as foster children and never left.

Five of the children have special needs and two require round-the-clock care.

"We have our days," Melissa Beach said. "But the rewards are awesome."

A local businessman donated the use of his travel trailer for several weeks after he heard the family was living in tents in their front yard.

The donations and helping hands were welcomed, since Larry Beach works as a lineman for CenterPoint Energy and saw little of his family after Ike hit.
Laurie Canfield met the Beach family at Ecclesia Church Clear Lake and "fell in love with them."

"I was impressed with (Larry and Melissa's) humility and total lack of concern for themselves. There is just no selfishness in them," Canfield said. "They are amazing."

Although the trailers came furnished, some of the children are still sleeping on mattresses on the floor.

Posted on one wall of the kitchen is a detailed feeding chart for two of the children, Jeremiah and Mercy, who at 11 months is the youngest. She is deaf and has to be fed through a tube.

One-year-old Jeremiah is blind. He lies quietly relaxed in the arms of his older brother Jose, who is 19. He is also tube fed and has seizures. Son Paul, 13, has an incurable genetic disorder and must receive enzyme infusions.

Because several of the children require medications and special equipment to thrive, the recent loss of financial aid has made a challenging situation more pressing. Private adoptions can mean families lose state aid. Larry Beach's overtime last year meant they lost Medicaid assistance.

In the meantime, the older Beach children help care for the younger ones. Those who are school-aged do their home-schooling lessons wherever they can find room.

The couple has four biological sons, two of whom still live at home. One is in college and another is in the Marines awaiting deployment to Afghanistan.
Melissa Beach said the biggest challenge of adoptive parenting is helping children find their place in the hierarchy of family - something she says most prospective adoptive parents don't realize.

"But I wouldn't trade it for the world," she said"
 

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Jim, I guess we could talk to the "Extreme Makeover" people and see if they will level your old doublewide and build you a real casa like your neighbor has. LOL
 

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Just wonder if they will be able to handle the taxes, or will there be a huge house for sale. Another post brought this up with discussion on whether or not the show would pay all future taxes. Hope for the families sake they can make it. This house is huge and on his salary I don't think I would want to try.
 

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Just wonder if they will be able to handle the taxes, or will there be a huge house for sale. Another post brought this up with discussion on whether or not the show would pay all future taxes. Hope for the families sake they can make it. This house is huge and on his salary I don't think I would want to try.
I think it might have been in the Chronicle, but I saw somewhere that there was an independent group (supported by their church I believe) that raised money to cover at least some of the taxes.
 

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Just wonder if they will be able to handle the taxes, or will there be a huge house for sale. Another post brought this up with discussion on whether or not the show would pay all future taxes. Hope for the families sake they can make it. This house is huge and on his salary I don't think I would want to try.
X2. I sure hope they can make it. Sounds like being the unselfish people they are they deserve this in a big way. praying they make it.
 
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