CNN - Warren and Pam Adams lost a house to Hurricane Rita in 2005, so it seems they'd be relieved to learn their new home withstood Hurricane Ike.
But not when their house is the only one still standing in their section of Gilchrist, Texas.
Ike's storm surge last week devastated the Bolivar Peninsula town, flattening most of the roughly 200 homes there. The couple's yellow house at the beach -- supported 14 feet off the ground by wooden columns -- was the only house on Gilchrist's Gulf Coast side not to be flattened.
"As we got there, the tears started flowing," Warren Adams, 63, said Thursday after his first visit to the home since evacuating. "There's a yellow house sitting there, but that's all. It was devastating."
It's pretty amazing - literally everything around it was destroyed. Here's a picture (it's in the link too).
I think my sentiments parallel this guy's:
"I thought, if I were to ever build a house on the coast, I'm going to contact the guy who built this," Reed said.
That's some house (even if they ultimately do knock it down and rebuild it due to the damage).