Editor's note: This is our third visit to the Comeaux family, who are renovating their home following the August 2016 flood.Amy and Russell Comeaux learned a lot as they put their home and lives back together following the flood a year ago this week.Their Clearlake Estates home was devastated as water poured in, reaching the fourth step of the staircase to their second floor.
Patrice and Richard Ellis sleep in their home, but they live in their backyard.Theirs is anything but a normal backyard with a 16-foot-by-40-foot porch, a patio, a pond with a fountain, an outdoor kitchen, a gazebo and several planted areas, all designed and built by the Ellises. But it wasn't always like that. "When we bought the house in Broussard Oaks in 1978, you came out the back door to a little glass porch," Richard Ellis says.
Sidney Longwell needed a doctor's help.Little did he know that Dr. Patrick Stagg would be able to heal him and give a face-lift — even though he's not that kind of doctor — to the Oak Hills home he shares with wife Sealann. Stagg is an oncologist, now semiretired, as well as a self-taught woodworker. In the course of one of Sidney Longwell's medical visits, Sealann Longwell told the physician about a high bid she received to replace their old shutters.
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