Still rebuilding, still strong, the Houston area rebuilds 6 months after Harvey

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – Six months after Harvey, newlyweds Joey and Sonia Kukuch, of League City, along with daughter, Bella are still working on repairing their flood damaged home.

They're dealing with the double blow of flooding and unfinished work by a contractor who they say took off with $12,000.

“We have a small amount of funds, nowhere near what we had,  but what we realized is that you would be surprised by what you can do yourself, what you can do with the help of friends,” said Sonia Kukuch.

It's all hands on deck.  Family and friends have pitched in with painting, tiling and even appliances.

“It's such a blessing that we have really good friends,” said Kukuch.

It won't be done but they'll have enough finished to move back in a couple of weeks.

Just down the street, the push is on at Darin and Donna Jordan's home.

In two days the Jordan's need to be back in their flood damaged home. Their apartment lease is up.

“We've got a mattress,” said Donna Bergstrom Jordon of League City. “We've got a couch. We've got appliances. We are good.”

In a couple of days, they'll move back in with a long list of repairs still waiting.

“We're still trying to get all of our trim in, all of our lights have to be done,” said Donna.

“We need all new ceiling fans,” said Darin Jordan, of League City.

The Jordan’s six month journey has had its fill of challenges. They did not have flood insurance, they dipped into their 401K, and in October, Donna had to have brain surgery.

“We were out the whole month, so we lost a month” said Donna.

“Plus we work all day and then we work (on the house) here at night,” said Darin.

With the help of family, friends and colleagues, the Jordans -- like so many other families -- are not giving up.

“It's not the way the Texan way,” said Donna.

“Houston strong,” said Darin.