So on to the loss, the fire started in the addition. The fire marshal could not determine why and has ruled it an accident. The master bedroom up there and the roof are toast. They look awful. Umm, there is much smoke damage and broken windows. I suppose we will be moving toward finishing that, but don't even have the energy to think about it now. We had water damage in our living room, study, entrance. The worst is the in the living room. I don't think we know the total of that yet. Some things can't be touched until the insurance company makes their rulings. I can only smell and taste smoke, but the restoration man assures me there is not smoke damage in my current living space just water. I still feel like all fabrics need to be washed. It does stink in there. Jeremy and Rachel's place is okay except they had some water come thru the light in there living room and damage a rug. She says it smells okay down there. I am thankful they are okay.
How are we? Well stunned. Thankful to be alive. Very thankful! The firemen said it could have quickly been much worse. We are trying to live life as normally as possible for the kiddos and ourselves. We are staying at a friend's house for the weekend. Her family was going out of town. The clean, calm, space is just what we needed. We know we need to be out for a couple of days to let it air out. We are hoping to be back home Sunday night.
What do we need? Well, we don't really know. I just asked Peter. He said some food for a few days would probably help. We are hoping to clean and organize our space this afternoon as much as possible. We need prayer for peace and comfort most of all. If the spirit puts something on your heart, listen. You may know our needs more than we do ourselves. Calls, e-amils, notes of encouragement are wonderful, too.
Thanks for loving us. God is good and His sweet mercy for the warm weather and blooming flowers this weekend are not lost on me.