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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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Money, money, money (49)

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

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The boy moves out . . . again (48)

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

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How much is health worth? (33)

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

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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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Rebuilding for strangers (28)

I’m meeting my realtor for lunch. Our topic: rebuilding for strangers. My house, that is. I still plan to sell it. When I flew back home from my business trip the night of the fire, I thought I had only … Continue reading

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Stress is eating me up, or please pass the chocolate (27)

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

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