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Published February 2014.

This Old Torn Up House

Fixing a house damaged in a hurricane taught him a lesson about his life

When I sit and reflect back on my life and my recovery, I can't help but to think of a particular time in my life. I believe the year was 2005 and I had gone down to New Orleans, La. to do some volunteer work after Hurricane Katrina had hit.

I was driving down the street and thought to myself, "This place is a real mess and was really torn up by this terrible storm." It was kind of like me in my house and my own life the way it had been.

-- Robert R.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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