After the fire news.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
What a nightmare this week has been. Every service you have including mail has to be changed. Insurance meetings, and trying to remember what was where so you can claim it.
Had several of you that have gone thru this I see, when I read the blog. I have to ask, did you have trouble sleeping for a while. I am half asleep right now as I write this, but when I go to bed my mind is racing. I'm sure by next week things will settle down.
The good news is we are in the rental. It's fully furnished. Lake Havasu, AZ is a major snowbird (people that leave cold snowy areas for the warm winters here) area starting in the month of October, so we were afraid we wouldn't find something. And it's strange place to rent here, because the owners here leave stuff in the home they don't want you to use and keep certain closets etc off limits. Because we are a big recreational area, the owners return for the weekends starting in March or so. Still, we are lucky that it is this kind of area because we were able to find homes that even furnish dishes.
Again, we are trying to concentrate on how much they were able to save, and that we ourselves are unharmed. And my babies (birds and dog) are adjusting. Poor Brody the golden retriever, didn't know what was going on. When we finally picked him up we took him to a different home. He allows 12 inches between me and him whenever I leave a room. He was thrilled when we found his toy basket and after washing them all he could play with them. He somehow took this to mean we are staying. So hurrah for his toy basket being spared.
I have a VERY good friend that knows birds, and she took my Willie and Phoebe in for about 5 days. It was a pain to visit them 3 times a day so they didn't get too nervous and de feather themselves. Just think what it was like for my friend too, who had to put up with us stopping by all the time. She is the best friend a gal could have. Because of her caring and knowing what to do the birds psyches seem to be in tact. Big birds are waaay different then the little birds. We like to say they have can openers on their faces. Just think of the damage they could do uh? So it isn't easy to find people that aren't afraid of them. Love you Vicki!!!
I bet when I write again, I will be totally able to say we made it thru and are recovering well. I don't understand why I feel a loss, when I have what matters.