Or tell you about the lovely gift I got from Wendy...
|Lovely tatting! So pretty!|
|My room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate|
And if you're wondering - yes, that's my house. On fire.
Here it is now.
It's a total loss. Nothing is left. The house had been almost 3000 sq ft, plus a full basement. And lots of stuff in it.
But there were good things.
First - no one was home. This happened Friday morning, I got the call about 9:45 am. I was at work, DH was out of town, Larry lives in Florida now (he's really upset but is ok), Curly was at work, and Moe was at school. So no one was in the house, and we are all safe.
And we have insurance to cover us. The insurance company is putting us up in a hotel, has given us a decent advance on expenses, and is finding a house for us to rent while we are out of our home.
Plus all my friends, family, neighbors, and church family have jumped in to help, bringing money and gift cards and food and clothes and we have many offers of furniture and appliances for us. Folks are falling all over themselves to help us.
And my employer is being so great and supportive during this. My boss's boss insisted on following me home to make sure I was ok, and told me not to worry about work until I got things situated.
So, in many ways we are so very lucky.
But we lost all the pets.
It was 11 degrees F (-11.5 C) that morning, and we had all the animals inside. We are responsible pet owners. But now all our pets are gone.
My beautiful Lily.
Plus the dogs - Rocket and Abby,
The boys are sad. I'm sad. But we have to comfort ourselves knowing that the smoke probably got to them, and they just went to sleep. They didn't suffer.
They were darling pets. They will be missed beyond words.
We will be ok. God made me a tough lady who keeps her head in emergencies. Do not stress over me. We are being cared for. We will be made whole again.
We will be ok. Really we will.
I needed new flooring in my kitchen. Guess I'll get it now, huh?
PS I've already bought two shuttles and some Lizbeth. You can't keep a good tatter down!