Friday, September 21, 2012

Too Hot to Handle!

Back on August 21, I sat down for several hours and put together blog entries for several weeks so I wouldn't get behind and here I am ..... totally behind.  But I have an excuse and I think it is a good one!  Here's one of our houses on August 22!
Yep, that inferno that you are looking at is my house - fortunately no one was injured.  It wasn't our house but a rental and the renters lost everything which is so sad.  She has great friends, co-workers and family who have helped her out so hopefully she can begin to rebuild her life and I need to rebuild a house.

So I have been busy meeting with insurance adjusters and contractors.  I am learning alot about the insurance process (not fun) and about what you have to go through before you can rebuild.  It is a month since the fire and it is still a charred mess sitting there.  The house has asbestos so an asbestos removal company has to come and remove all the walls, ceiling and anything that the sheetrock touched when the fire department pulled the ceilings down.  Basically, they will have to gut what is left of the house.  Before we can do that, we have to get temporary electrical service to the property and settle on the preliminary scope of the damage with the insurance company.  I am hopeful that we can get started in about a week.

I am hoping to continue to keep you inspired with cards over the next couple of months but Technique Tuesdays will be hit and miss.  They will be totally dependent on my house-building schedule.  Hopefully you will stick with me during the rebuild.  I will take pictures of the house as we rebuild and post them here so you can follow my progress as well.

Have a great day!

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