Monday, March 8, 2010

Long Absence

Sorry I've been missing for so long. I was busy working on charm table runners and started a new charm quilt. Then we had a house fire. I know how lucky we were that no one was hurt and our house did not burnt down. However, we did lose our kitchen and den. The only furniture saved out of those rooms were my mother's rocker and my DH's little table. There is smoke and water damage; I'm still hoping to save my sewing room. I'll see after the Recover team does their job. I do have to say that we have a wonderful insurance company. I don't know if I can name it, but the initials are S F. We had a good policy and they are treating us more than fair. We are using their Premier groups; so far, have a recovery team, a building team and a textile clean up team. This happened on Wednesday night; by Thursday, we were visited by the adjuster, the recovery team and the contractor. By Friday, the kitchen & den were already emptied. Saturday, those two rooms were demolished. Today, they're starting in the Living Room. Even though I'm not doing any of the physical work, I'm having to say keep or toss, so it's very emotional.
I am also thankful that all the items up for sale in my selling blog was in airtight totes. I am planning on putting it on vacation mode, though; at least until the clean up is finished.
Warning to everyone: have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen!
I'll be back when I can......


  1. I am praying that everything goes O K for you Lynn and am thankful that no one got hurt.
    Most things can be replaced..lives can't
    I think about you every day and know what you must be going through even though I have never gone through anything like that, Take care of you and DH and hope to talk to you soon :)
    Hugs to both of you

  2. Lynn,
    So glad you are all safe & that your insurance company is treating you well. Lean on your family for strength through the emotional times. Take care!

  3. So glad to hear things are coming along for you with the house. I have the same insurance company and they have always treated me very well. I can't wait til you're back in the group, too. If there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm not all that far away.

  4. Nancy told me about sorry and scary! sometimes the water damage is the worst..I am sure glad no one was hurt and you've got good insurance. Its quite a shock, isn't it? Hang in there....I'm praying all will be well

  5. We miss you in group but glad that everyone is okay. Not having to fight with the insurance company helps a lot. On the bright side, it sounds like you will get a new kitchen and den. Take care.

  6. Thanks for all the postive comments. Yes, it's an ordeal I wouldn't wish on anyone. Hopefully, I'll be posting soom from our new rental apartment.