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UPDATE:  October 6, 2018

In spite of my best efforts, we will not be open for business again until closer to the end of October.  I have slept in 7 different places since Hurricane Harvey and will likely be in 3 more until I am able to relocate out of state.  I tried to find new temporary housing and warehouse facilities near my disaster zip code.  So many people are presently displaced, that finding an appropriate housing situation (that takes pets!) in near proximity to a suitable warehouse has proven to be an impossible task.  I have a cousin in North Carolina who has graciously offered me the use of a condo she owns there for the next year.  All indications are that it will take a year to finalize my life in TX.   When I asked my webmaster to post the first message, I was optimistically holding on to the belief that housing and workspace could be obtained.  My employees have been laid off, and this breaks my heart.  We tried, as a team to relocate.  I cannot even begin to express the number of challenges and obstacles that were presented last month.  But alas, this is a new month and a new plan in place.  I will be permanently relocating to North Carolina.  I found an awesome warehouse near my cousin’s condo and we’ve signed a lease.  I am ready to leave Texas, but I have to wait for Hurricane Nate to clear through my original home town of New Orleans first.  

I have notified my primary vendors who are ready to start shipping new product as soon as I’m able to reach North Carolina.  On my way, I plan to spend a few days with my family.  I have three family members still residing in Louisiana that all lost their homes to Katrina.  You could not even imagine what it is to go through something like this, unless you’ve been through something like this.  It will be nice to recharge for a few days with my loved ones who’ve had their own experience.

So why does it take a year to get one’s life back?  Little did I know when I bought my home that it had previously flooded four times before.   I certainly asked that question, but people don’t always tell the truth and don’t even mind signing their name to such misrepresentations.  Because this is the 5th severe flood, the City of Pearland is drafting a plan to buy out repetitive and severe loss homes in the area.  I already know that they have plans to make a reservoir out of homesites in my neighborhood because last summer they flattened the levee between my house and my neighbors.  The city owns two empty lots in between and all I can say is that I would never want to be the person to make such decisions.  The city floodplain manager went with the logical choice to flood 8 homes to save hundreds downstream.  Logical, yes.  Palatable, no!   Be that as it is, this plan will take them a year to construct, execute and finalize.  This is about the same time frame that it took for my Katrina family to be restored to having their own homes again.   I filed all of my insurance claims on August 30, and none of them have yet to respond with the exception of flood insurance giving me a $20,000 advance.  I deposited the check into a new bank account and the bank put a 30 day hold on the funds.  This is just a tiny taste of the kind of challenges one must face in an epic natural disaster.  I’ll share more later.  In the meantime, please pass the word along that SunCoast will be back!  One of my long term customers also set up a Go Fund Me page for SunCoast Sugar Gliders.  If you can find it in your heart, your donations will go directly to getting my employees paid for their efforts in trying to save SunCoast in Texas.  Coming soon, the same SunCoast will return, just a new North Carolina version.

I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lisa
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Arnold says: You know, us sugar gliders are wild animals but we're kind of delicate, and we can get hurt. So Me and Lisa decided to go out and look for great sugar glider supplies that were also the safest "glider-tested" products we could find.

We got our vets and nutritionists to help us with some of the technical stuff, and have put together a great selection of quality sugar glider products you can trust.

Only the safest products make it into my store. Every product in this store is 100% tested here at SunCoast, and nothing makes it into this store that is not approved by me. So There!