Yesterday was kind of a busy day. I was busy getting one of the rooms organised, and getting clothes put away in my lovely new furniture. I had to stop while things were still quite messy, because I was exhausted and my back was hurting. So I went into the living room, ate most of a tostada (love Rosa’s!), and Joe put in a movie. About 10 or 15 minutes into the movie, our power went out and we heard these funny zapping sounds. Joe went into the room where the breaker box is, and started screaming at me to call 911. There was a fire in there. He was trying to put it out with the fire extinguisher (safety note: ALWAYS have a fire extinguisher handy. You never know when you’ll need one.). In the meantime, the 911 operator told me to get everyone out of the house. So I got the dogs and got out, barefoot and looking a mess.
Joe, in the meantime, unbeknownst to me, was trying to clean the house. Yes, I said clean the house. He didn’t want to be embarrassed when the firemen came in. If I’d known he was doing that, I’d have asked him to bring me my purse and a pair of shoes.
Anyway, the fire fighters came and got the fire put out. It was mostly in the attic, and as far as I knew last night, the damage was mostly in two rooms. We spent the night at my Dad’s house (thank you, Dad, Carol, Izzybella, Sydney and Arthur), but I don’t think any of us got much sleep. Joe’s over there now getting the spoiled food out of the refrigerator before the trash guys come today, and I’m about to go over and get some clothes and then Izzybella and I will be doing laundry while I start crying when it all hits me.
The dogs are at the vet’s today, and I’m thinking of seeing if they can board them for a few days until things settle down. It’s been traumatic for them, poor babies.
Last night I kept thinking of that hypothetical question you get asked all the time. Your house is burning down–what do you grab? Me, I grabbed my dogs and tried to get my husband out. He grabbed his guitars and his computer. He did get my computer after the firemen let us go back in.
The adjuster should contact us within 1 business day and then we get to start finding out just what will happen. I cried a little last night, but I feel a big cry coming on sometime today. Fortunately, the incomparable Izzybella is being her incomparable self with big shoulders to cry on.