I AGREE GOD SENT YOU THAT CONTRACTOR. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU OR BRING UP TO YOU? YOU'RE IN OHIO, RIGHT? I'M IN PA; YOU CAN'T BE TOO FAR AWAY. PLEASE LET ME HELP IF I CAN????
YOU HAVE MANY, MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOURS.
I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE HAD MORE THAN YOUR SHARE TO DEAL WITH!! IT MUST BE OVERWHELMING AND YOU DESERVED THAT MENTAL MELT DOWN!! ANYONE WOULD---REMEMBER TO JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME!
THAT IS SO WONDERFUL ABOUT YOUR CONTRACTOR--WHAT ARE THE ODDS?? YOU WILL HAVE TO POST PICTURES OF YOUR NEW "PALACE" WHEN HE IS DONE.
YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS ALWAYS HERE WHEN YOU NEED TO VENT, CRY, RANT, ETC.!!
YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN ALL OF OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS LIKE PENN SAID,
MY HUSBAND IS A CARPENTER, AND I'VE DONE SOME ASSISTING, IT IS SUCH HARD WORK, AND I KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE SO MUCH.
IT MUST JUST BE DEVASTAING TO KNOW AND HAVE TO SEE THE DAMAGE.
AS I READ THE POST, I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT FOLLOWED, AND THE POSITION OF THIS CONTRACTOR!!!! IT'S A MIRACLE, AND I'M SO GLAD YOU'VE GOTTEN ONE. MOST HELP THESE DAYS DON'T EVEN SHOW UP!!!!!
I HOPE THINGS SIMMER WITH YOUR BODY, AND IF YOU THINK IT WILL BE WORSE TO GO INTO THE HOUSE NOW, JUST DON'T DO IT YET, ONLY WHEN YOU ARE READY.
THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU,
YOU ARE DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB JUST HANGING IN THERE. IT'S MORE THAN MOST OF US WOULD DO WITH THE YEAR YOU'VE HAD.
I'VE SAID IT AGAIN AND AGAIN, BECAUSE I TRULY MEAN IT -- YOU INSPIRE ME. NOW THAT'S ENOUGH! YOU CAN STOP NOW!!
TAKE SOME TIME TO JUST WATCH LIFE GO BY IN THE HOTEL ROOM. LET THE INSURANCE PEOPLE AND THE GOD-GIVEN CONTRACTOR TAKE CARE OF YOU.
GOD IS SENDING THESE MIRACLES TO YOU, T. LET HIM WORK FOR YOU FOR A WHILE AND JUST RELAX WITH THE KIDS.
I have to agree with Momzilla that the best thing you can probably do for a few days is not stress your body...let someone else do whatever they can physically because I don't imagine your mind is going to stop until things are on a schedule.
My Mom lost her condo in a fire a few years ago and while her damage was minimal she was still out of her building for 2 YEARS! At 70 some years old it was tough! And for the people that lost everything it was really tough and a whole life change and while that is hard for all of us to deal with when you are all over 70 years old it is catastrophic!
I hope that it isn't too long before you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's amazing how helpful and caring people are around you when a tragedy such as this happens...take advantage honey, that is what you pay your premiums for and that is the insurance companies job. Keep us informed as to how things are going ok and please know that our thoughts are with you.
Lots of Hugs,
HI T LYNN
JUST READING YOUR POST AND HAVEN'T READ THE OTHER ONE, BUT IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE IT HASN'T BEEN GOOD. YOU ARE IN OHIO? I AM ALSO, IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU? WHAT ALL DO YOU NEED?
YOUR CONTRACTOR DOES SOUND LIKE A BLESSING FROM ABOVE! TAKE IT EASY THERE GAL, I KNOW IT IS HARD TO DO IN A TIME LIKE THIS, BUT MAKE YOURSELF.
ALL MY THOUGHTS,
Your posts give me strength and determination, despite all obstacles...so see, something good really did come out of your terrible experience. Your words of resolve are helping others.
You and your family are still in my prayers sweetheart....
Much love and Many Hugs...
I AM SOOO SORRY THIS HAPPENED TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANK GOD YOU ARE ALL OKAY.
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE YOUR MENTAL BREAKDOWN!!!!!!
I CAN RELATE A BIT TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH BECAUSE MY PARENT HAD A HOUSE FIRE. IT WAS OVERWHELMING BUT SO MUCH OF WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD LOST WAS ACTUALLY SALVAGED. IT WAS AMAZING. AND MY MOM GOT A BRAND NEW KITCHEN AND MY FATHER GOT AN ALL NEW “MAN ROOM” IN THE BASEMENT.
EVERYONE IS HERE FOR YOU SO DON’T HESITATE TO VENT WHEN NEEDED!
PRAYERS AND HUGS TO YOU….
Just wanted to add my prayers & hugs to those above. I've never experienced a fire, but I have heard it can seem like a death. And it is, of all your hard work & dreams. Let this wonderful contractor remake your house, and you can make it your home. Best Wishes.Maggie
I KNOW YOU ARE DEVASTATED WITH WHAT HAS HAPPENED, BUT I'M WITH ZILLA - YOU HAVE ALWAYS INSPIRED ME. THE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER YOU ALWAYS SHOW NO MATTER WHAT COMES YOUR WAY, IS A LESSON FOR US ALL.
THE LORD IS WATCHING OVER YOU, T. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE PICKED THE PERFECT CONTRACTOR FOR YOU. THAT IS SUCH A BLESSING.
I SO WISH WE LIVED CLOSER TO YOU. ALABAMA IS PRETTY FAR AWAY, BUT IF YOU NEED ME I'LL DO ANYTHING I CAN FOR YOU.
MY HUBBY IS A THIRD GENERATION HOME BUILDER SO HE IS HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING. HE HAS ALSO DONE FIRE RESTORATIONS.
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
THANKS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
BEEN HERE IN THE HOTEL ROOM ALL DAY. GEEZ I KNOW HOW A HAMPSTER AND A GOLD FISH FEELS.
TOMORROW WILL BE A ROUGH DAY,THE CONTENT SPECIALIST WILL BE AT THE HOUSE IN THE MORNING.
JUST SITTING AROUND TODAY,TRIED TO FILL OUT A CONTENT LIST FOR A FEW ROOMS.DARN THATS HARD TO REMEMBER.
WE CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING OUT OF THE HOME DO TO THE AGE OF THE HOME AND THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTAMINATIONS.JEWLERY AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS THATS IT.
THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT ASBESTOS,CHEMICAL TREATED WOODS AND SO FORTH.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT REAL HARD.
MY SON COACHES OR I SHOULD SAY HELPS COACH YOUTH WRESTLING,LAST NIGHT AT PRACTICE THEY GAVE HIM 200.00 GIFT CARD FOR HIM TO GET CLOTH'S AND 4/ 50.00 GIFT CARDS FOR THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE.WHAT A AWESOME GROUP OF LITTLE KIDS.
WITH THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT WE HAVE GOTTEN ITS REAL HARD TO KEEP EMOTIONS IN CHECK.
I WENT AND LOOKED AT AN APARTMENT AND I'D RATHER LIVE IN THE BATES MOTEL WITH AN AX MURDER AS TO RENT OFF THIS WITCH.SHE WAS ALREADY TO LET ME RENT THIS APARTMENT UNTIL SHE ASK IF I WORKED,I TOLD HER I GOT DISABILITY AND THEN SHE GOT NASTY AND STATED SHE WOULD ONLY RENT TO SOMEONE THAT COULD TAKE THEIR SHOES OFF,SHE NEW DARN WELL I WORE THE LEG BRACES AND THEN SHE WENT INTO A SOB STORY THAT SHE HAD TO WORK 2 JOBS AND SO FORTH AND SHE HAD THE NERVE TO KEEP USING THE F WORD IN FRONT OF MY DAUGHTER.
THROUGH ALL THIS I HAVE LEARNED THERE ARE REAL A-HOLES AND THEIR ARE SOME OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE THAT YOU COULD EVER MEET.
THESE LITTLE WRESTLERS JUST MELT MY HEART,KIND LITTLE SOULS.
I'LL KNOW MORE TOMORROW,I'M GONNA SLOWLY START GETTING SOMETHINGS TOGETHER AND STORE AT MY MOMS FOR NOW.MAYBE A GOOD DAY OF SHOPPING WILL DO MY SOUL GOOD.
YA DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH **** WE CAN ACCUMULATE OVER TIME.
I'M BLESSED WITH THE CONTRACTOR,MY NEICES HOPE HIS EMPLOYEES ARE HOTTIES,THEY ARE GONNA GET LAWN CHAIRS AND WATCH.SILLY GIRLS.
GETTING READY TO GO OUT FOR DINNER.
Hang in there, gal! The Bates Motel!! you really crack me up.
THAT LADY IS LUCKY I DIDN'T CRACK HER,THE OLD BAG,ITS ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST DISABILITIES WHEN IT COMES TO THE FAIR HOUSING ACT .THIS BAG IS A REAL ESTATE ANGENT.
MY INSURANCE COMPANY REPORTED HER.
I GUESS THIS IS WHY MY DR HAS ME EXTRA MEDICATED.
AT LEAST AT THE BATES I WOULDN'T NEED TO TAKE MY SHOES OFF,I'D BE RUNNING LIKE HECK.
That tragedies like yours bring out in the best in some people is comforting. I'm glad that you have many people around you for support. As for the prospective landlord, is it not illegal in the U.S.to refuse to rent to someone because of a disability (under the guise of wanting to keep carpets clean?? wow, that's original) I suppose that's why she started back-peddling. I hope you find a comfortable temporary home and decent landlord soon.
OK you just answered my question!
I HAD NOT ANSWERED YOUR PREVIOUS POSTS BECAUSE I KNEW THE IT WAS REALLY NECESSARY FOR YOU TO VENT OUT ALL OF YOUR FRUSTRATION OF LOOSING A CHERISHED HOME, ONE ON WHICH YOU HAVE PUT SO MUCH HARD WORK AND LOVE.
I AM GLAD THAT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY IS COMING IN, I DO NOT HAVE A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HOME FIRES, BUT I WORK WITH A FEDERAL AGENCY THAT DEALS WITH TRAGEDIES LIKE YOURS EVERYDAY, BUT THEY ARE CAUSED BY DISASTERS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE AGENCY FOR ELEVEN YEARS AND I CAN RELATE THROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCE HOW YOU MUST BE FEELING.
AS I HAVE ALWAYS SAID, THE GOOD LORD DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES, AND HE PROBABLY WANTED YOU TO MEET THIS CONTRACTOR WHO WILL REBUILD YOUR HOUSE FOR SOME REASON, SOMETIMES THE LORD WORKS IN MISTERIOUS WAYS, BUT WHO ARE WE TO QUESTION?
ALL MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. THIS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE, YOUR SHOES RE TOO BIG FOR ME TO FIT IN THEM, BUT TRY TO REST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO FEEL WELL WHEN YOUR HOUSE RESTORATION GETS UNDERWAY. I HOPE YOUR EYES HEAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND YOUR LUNGS CLEAN OUT REALLY FAST.
ONE GOOD THING ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE, SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS TO MOST OF US, WE DO KNOW HOW MUCH PEOPLE WHO ARE AROUND US CARE FOR US, UNTIL SOMETHING LIKE THIS NIGHTMARE HAPPENED TO YOU.
IT IS A GOOD THING THAT YOU HAVE YOUR GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR AND YOUR FAITH HAS NOT FAILED YOU. KEEP YOUR CHIN UP.
TAKE CARE AND LOTS OF LOVE,
I'VE ONLY POSTED A FEW TIMES, BUT READ YOUR POST ABOUT YOUR HOUSE FIRE I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR YOUR HAVING SUCH A TERRIBLE TIME.
YOU SOUND LIKE A VERY STRONG WOMAN AND HAVE WONDERFUL SUPPORTIVE FAMILY AND FAITH.
I LOVE THE RESPONSE ABOUT THE BAITS MOTES, YOU DO HAVE A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR ITS JUST TERRIBLE YOU NEEDED IT IN THAT HORRIBLE CITUATION. WHAT A CREEP THAT WOMAN WAS, I'M GLAD THAT YOU HAD HER REPORTED...
JUST A BYSTANDER WISHER YOU LOTS OF LUCK AND SUPPORT. ALL THE BEST.
YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH ALREADY AND NOW ALL OF THIS. IT IS AMAZING HOW YOU STILL MANAGE TO KEEP THAT GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.
SO MUCH HAS BEEN SAID HERE THAT ECHOS WHAT I'M WANTING TO SAY SO I WON'T REPEAT IT. JUST KNOW THAT MY THOUGHTS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU.I SO WISH I WAS CLOSER TO YOU AND I WOULD BUNDLE YOU UP ALONG WITH YOUR KIDS AND YOUR PUPS AND BRING YOU HOME WITH ME.
I'M SO SORRY NOW THAT ONE OF MY LITTLE GREEN MEN LANDED ON YOUR HINEY. I'M GLAD ONLY ONE GOT THERE. (TRYING FOR A LITTLE SMILE HERE)
SENDING YOU PRAYERS AND HUGS.
I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CRUEL LANDLORD BUT YOU CERTAINLY ARE BLESSED TO HAVE THAT CONTRACTOR BE THE ONE TO RE-BUILD YOUR HOUSE.
PLEASE TAKE CARE T AND LET GOD HELP YOU THROUGH THE NEXT WEEK WITH THE CONTENT LOSS PERSON FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
MOKI---YA MADE ME LAUGH,SPEAKING OF HINEY'S OHHHH,YOU SHOULD OF SEEN THE HINEY OF THE STATE FIRE MAESHAL,OH THAT MAN WORKS OUT.AS I AM SPEAKING WITH HIM MY NEICE TEXTS ME AND WHEN I OPEN MY PHONE MY NEICE TYPES AUNT T HE'S DO ABLE( I'D HAVE TO AGREE ). HAVE THAT SENT TO YA AND KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE.GLAD TO SEE YOUR ANSWERING POST.
YOU HAVE ONE LESS LITLE GREEN MAN,I SAT ON HIM AND SQUISHED HIM.
THE CONTRACTOR SEEMS TO BE A GOOD GUY.HECK I COULD OF MET HIM IN A GROCERY STORE OR THE MALL(LOL)
MOKI, I COULD STAY AT MY DADS BUT,THE KIDS WERE NOT FOND OF THAT IDEA.MY STEP MOTHER WOULD DRIVE THEM NUTS.
I'M TO CALL MY NEURO AND GP AFTER THE WALK THROUGH TOMORROW.I GUESS THEY ARE A LITTLE WORRIED.
I MAY POST AFTER THE WALK THROUGH OR COME BACK TO THE HOTEL AND SLEEP WHILE NO ONE IS HERE.
MY DAUGHTER TOSSES AND TURNS AND EX STORES LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELEIVE.EX DOESN'T WANT ME TO BE ALONE AFTER THE SMOKE IN MY LUNGS.
THANKS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
THIS YEAR WAS TO BE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW! YOU ARE ONE AMAZING LADY, EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT ALWAYS FEEL LIKE IT! I CAN'T BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, BUT SO GLAD GOD IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!
ALL I CAN ADD TO THE POSTS OF SO MANY OTHER CARING SOULS IS THAT I, TOO, AM THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR YOU.
GIRL YOU MADE ME CHUCKLE. SO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS DO ABLE EH? I GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR KEEPING A STRAIGHT FACE MY FRIEND AS I'M SURE I NEVER WOULD HAVE.
AT LEAST I NOW KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF THE LITTLE GREEN MEN. THE TRICK IS TO GET THEM ON MY HINEY TO SIT ON THEM AND SQUISH THEM.
I'M HOPING THE WALK THROUGH WENT OKAY FOR YOU T-LYNN. I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING THAT YOU ARE ALRIGHT. I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU MUST FEEL.
AS FOR THE BETTER YEAR, I THINK SOMEONE SCREWED UP THERE AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A TALK WITH THE BIG GUY ABOUT THAT. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF MY FRIEND. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU.
Sweetie, I know exactly what you are going through. My MS symptoms started in August of 2004. I had to take a leave from work because once my symptoms started they didn't let up. I was on a walker in just 3 months after onset.
Anyway, in August I was on a leave from work, in October we lost everything in a house fire and by December I was on a walker/wheelchair. 2004 was the worst year of my life.
Like you it seemed that the whole community pulled together and I ended up with a brand new beautiful home filled with everything else brand new. Bad things have a way of working out for the good.
The Lord works in mysterious ways but in the long run it's always for the better.
I'll be praying,
I just read your post and I am so so sorry for your loss. A home is our heart and we spend so much time and effort to make it a home. I don't understand how the Lord works but I do believe he works all things for good. Now I kind of feel guilty for the post I just did..my problems are nothing compared to what you are going through. I know I should be so grateful for all I have been blessed with. I love seeing your faith, it encourages mine. Stay well, just take one day at a time, try to relax..ha ha but I am sure the contractor is a God Send...it will be okay...eventually..hang in there..You are in my prayers for sure...Amers