Rebuilding house and life after a fireThis blog is a journal about a challenging time in my life due to a house fire, my son's depression, and beginning my empty nest stage of life. The fire at my house occured exactly 6 weeks before the first entry, and reliving it through writing is both difficult and helpful.The journal has caught up to real time now, but I do look back now and then to reflect and add perspective.
Category Archives: Temporary Accommodations
Moving day is always a bit crazy, so I allow myself to sleep in a bit. I still have some packing, some cleaning, and of course, last minute laundry to do. Who knows when my own washer and dryer will … Continue reading
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
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
When a catastrophe of some kind occurs, you receive a lot of sympathy and attention the first week or so and it definitely helps you get through the initial shock. The real challenge, though, comes from surviving the day-to-day tasks … Continue reading
I’m about to leave on another business trip and I’m feeling anxious. It’s been about six weeks since I returned from the last trip and got that call from my neighbor David about the fire in the house and my son on … Continue reading
After eleven years, I am a renter again. There is a landlord to answer to and if one of us spills something on the carpet, it’s not going to be good. I’m not happy to be renting, but I am happy … Continue reading