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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Last weekend I had a housewarming party. I’ve been in my new home for over 3 months now, and while there are still a few mini-projects to finish up, the house is basically unpacked, decorated, and settled. This party was … Continue reading
Have I really written 100 entries? This seems almost as incredible as reaching the one year anniversary of the fire. I began posting this blog about six weeks after the fire, but it soon caught up to real time. Friends … Continue reading
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
Fifty. A half century. Jubilee year. Golden anniversary. The big five-oh. I started thinking about the significance of this number when I realized I was coming to my 50th blog post. I can hardly believe I’ve written so many, and … Continue reading
That’s one of the reactions I get when I mention my blog. It’s kind of like a journal of everything I’m going through since my house fire, I say. Oh. Some are immediately interested and ask for the link. Others … 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