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.
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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
If all had gone as planned, I would have sold my house by now and be settling in a new one. The house would be smaller, more manageable, and here’s the crucial part, less expensive. Also, I’d have some money … Continue reading
Nine months ago my son asked if he could move back home and take a break from school. Independence sounds great, but . . . He left the rest unsaid, but I understood. He had been suffering from depression for … Continue reading
On May 12, as my house was burning, my son was taken to the ER. He didn’t want to go. I’ve got to go to the airport to pick up my mom, he kept saying. But the ambulance crew insisted. … Continue reading
“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
To say that I’m stressed these days is an understatement. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people who lose appetite and thus, weight when I’m going through tough times. Just the opposite. I’m an emotional eater, I admit it. I’ve … Continue reading