I looked at a few online dream interpretations for a dream in which a 2 or 3 story house is almost surrounded by shallow water. In the dream the area seemed like a bog. When the dreamer awoke she thought it could mean that she was bogged down. According to WikiHow:
If the water is stagnant, muddy, murky, or dirty, this is an indicator that you are not able to see clearly what your life’s goals are and you feel stuck, in a rut, unable to move into something that you sense you want to do but are unable to clearly pinpoint.
How to Interpret a Dream Involving Water