Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Recent Tragedy

Sorry for the delay in getting this updated. We suffered a horrid loss here.
On March 26, our mobile home caught on fire while we were out grocery shopping. It was such a shock to see 4 fire trucks in our front yard. I don't really remember too much about that first day.
Things are slowly getting taken care of.
A friend of my husband has loaned us his motor home to live in on the property while we are waiting for our new home to be built and delivered.
It's been a struggle to find someone to clean up the old one and get the lot ready for the new one, but finally the local Mormon Congregation has stepped in to lend the most incredible assitance and help. I will eternally be grateful for this help.
Needless to say we lost virtually everything. The insurance (thank God we had insurance!) has been wonderful. The coverage was insufficient, so we are struggling to make ends meet, but we will presevere.
I have gotten some replacement knitting and crocheting items collected and have been working on socks, baby sweaters and dishcloths. Most of my FO's are gone. I did salvage the white and pink hat and Charlie's winter hat. All completed socks are gone, so I am starting over with some pretty unique color pallettes! Blue and orange (they do look neat!!), and I aim to do some "Where's Waldo" socks as well. A friend has donated some wonderful orange and brown yarn, Halloween is coming up.....maybe a purse with candy corn embellishments? I am making a list of things to do.... the knitting and crocheting is keeping me fairly sane while waiting this game out.
The new mobile home is expected to be delivered the first or second week of July.
Ok, enough sobbing... things are good, really. We are alive and healthy, nobody got hurt, so all is good.
Peace to you all....give your loved ones an extra special hug - maybe smile and wave to a neighbor....

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your house! I'm so glad nobody was hurt, but it is so heartbreaking to lose everything. Keep up your great optimism and reminders of what is really important in life.