Category Archives: Contractor

Dry, dry, dry again (78)

One of the silver linings to the house fire and restoration is that the insurance paid for all new kitchen appliances. My washer and dryer, though, were reportedly in working condition after being taken apart, cleaned, and put back together. After about … Continue reading

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Moving Back, part 1 (72)

Finally, finally, I am moving back into my home. It isn’t completely ready, but as long as the bedroom, bathroom, and living room are functional, I can wait for the rest. Mark the contractor would have preferred another week to … Continue reading

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The Relativity of Time (71)

The 5 ½ months since the fire seemed to go more slowly than any other time of my life, but the 5 ½ days before moving back into the house are moving at top speed. Every day I go by … Continue reading

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One more week (70)

One more week and I move back home! It will be 5 ½ months since the fire ruined my house and sent my son to the hospital. Luckily, my son had only minor injuries. Unluckily, the house had major damage. … Continue reading

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Counting Down (68)

Two more weeks! Two more weeks until I move back into my house!! It may still need some work, but it will be habitable. I am moving back home! Can you tell I’m excited? The lease for the rental house … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions (66)

I’ve never had a strong desire to build a house from scratch. I’d much rather take an existing house and make it my own; perhaps I like the challenge of a make-over. I lived in cheap apartments most of my … Continue reading

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Aggravations (65)

As I get closer and closer to moving back into my house, life gets busier and busier. By this time next month, I should be back in my newly-restored house. Move-in day can’t come soon enough! I haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

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