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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I took a long weekend off from work to move, unpack, and try to settle into my house. On Tuesday I returned to my workday routine, and as I was driving home I found myself wondering whether I should go … Continue reading
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
The house fire and its consequences have taken over my life. It’s a rare day that I don’t have some task related to it. Friends and family want to know how it’s going with me, the kids, and the house, … Continue reading
You never really know how you’ll react to a crisis. It helps to have family and friends circle around, but in the end, you still have to deal with it by yourself. Especially when you’re single. For most of my … Continue reading