Thursday, September 1, 2011
Let me tell you about my day!
So I was at work doing my usual routine. Sally had called while I was watching the desk so I was updating her. Someone told me Nick was on the other line. I picked it up, he was trembling in his voice. He said "Mom, the little white house is on fire" and he sounded scared. I asked him if he had called the fire dept, and he had, they were getting there. I informed my co-workers that I was leaving, gave report to Samantha and called Sally. I had hoped to go back to work. The dept stayed there quite a while, boy was it hot! They did a great job saving the garage that is only 4 or 5 feet from the "little white house". Unfortunately, our camper was also close to it, and it did not fare as well. Having lived through a house fire and losing everything except the clothes on our backs, I am grateful that no one was hurt and we still have a roof over our head! And the "little white house" can be replaced if we decide to, and the stuff in it for the most part was just stuff. Unfortunately, quite a bit of the stuff out there was Val's stuff. She can get more. Stuff is just that, stuff! There is nothing that we have except us that can not be replaced! There were some antiques out there, but hey, in the scheme of things it will be OK! There is no reason to be upset.
About an hour or two after they left, we had to call them back, it had flared up again. They got there very quickly!
February 7, 1999 there was a fire that took everything we owned except us. I was grateful then too that we were not at home at the time of the fire and that though we had to "start over" we were able to. It is devastating to know that you don't even have a toothbrush the next morning.
I am also grateful to Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department, Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department, and Rocky Hill for the bottled water and moral support!
Thanks to my co-workers for jumping in and taking over so I could leave. Those guys are the best co-workers in the world! They have been there through thick and thin! I will never forget everything they did for us during Rick's illness, surgery, hospitalization and death. And all the support they have been in the weeks and months since. I appreciate them so much more than they can know!
And to my dear friends for coming to help! Y'all are the greatest!
I love y'all!
To be continued.............