Category Archives: Blogging

It’s not really the end … (103)

Last weekend I had a housewarming party. I’ve been in my new home for over 3 months now, and while there are still a few mini-projects to finish up, the house is basically unpacked, decorated, and settled. This party was … Continue reading

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To blog or not to blog? (100)

Have I really written 100 entries? This seems almost as incredible as reaching the one year anniversary of the fire. I began posting this blog about six weeks after the fire, but it soon caught up to real time. Friends … Continue reading

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Blogging – Six months and counting (84)

A little over six months ago I began writing a blog about my house fire and all its consequences. On top of that, my son had been suffering from depression and was living at home again after three semesters of … Continue reading

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Lessons learned? (55)

Some people believe that everything happens for a reason. Others think every event is purely random and meaningless. I guess my own view is somewhere between the two extremes. I tend to analyze the cause and effect of situations, over-analyze … Continue reading

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You’re writing a what? (41)

That’s one of the reactions I get when I mention my blog. It’s kind of like a journal of everything I’m going through since my house fire, I say. Oh. Some are immediately interested and ask for the link. Others … Continue reading

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Fire bloggers (31)

We fire bloggers are few and far between, I’ve discovered. When I first began to write, I didn’t search for similar blogs, mostly because I had no time but also because I was so new to blogdom. I’m still learning … Continue reading

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Silver Linings (30)

“At least you’ll get some new furniture.” “Your house will be more marketable after renovating it.” “How lucky you have insurance to pay for a fresh start.” These are some of the reactions I got when people heard about my house … Continue reading

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