Tag Archives: neighbors

Temporary Accommodations (9)

It is time to move. My neighbors have been great, but living next door to my burnt house is too intense for me. Also, I’ve gotten used to living alone or with just one adult child most of the time. … Continue reading

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All Gone (8)

It’s been five days since the fire. Today I meet with the insurance appraiser and the general contractor to go through my house. I arrange to work from home, naively thinking that the meeting will be just an hour and … Continue reading

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First Reactions (7)

When you’re going through a crisis of any kind, it becomes a world unto itself.  Time and space take on a different dimension. People outside the crisis exist in some blurry, dream-like pre-crisis world. Or at least that was my … Continue reading

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