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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.
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  • MARY1313
    Oh honey yes! My sleep was disturbed for awhile. And there are times i still feel a defender of loss! You are so busy worrying about everyone else, you aren't taking care of you! ((((Deb))))
    2529 days ago
    Thank God you are okay and are being taken care of! What a miracle this is!
    2531 days ago
    What a catastrophe! Hope things are a wee bit better now. It takes time.

    2546 days ago
    Debby so praying you feel better now. A great portion of our life and what you held dear is gone. Things you invested your time and energy in providing and caring for. But you are right, the things that really matter are with you ... Your DH, Your Precious Mom, Your beloved Birds and Constant Companion Brody!!
    So thankful the Lord provided a home with all you need so quickly!! Praying adjustments come easily now and that extended family will have photos to replace what you have lost, especially Ryan's pics.
    2546 days ago
  • JENNY712
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    2552 days ago
    Seek out the support of others who are going through the same thing you are it really helps to know you are not alone
    You are in thoughts and prayers
    One day at a time emoticon

    2558 days ago
    2558 days ago
    glad to hear you 're starting to solve things. of course you feel a loss. you lost your peace and quiet and tranquility and balance. you are building a new balance now and try to think it's just a temporary one. trouble sleeping are also normal , it's all that adrenaline that helps you solve the new things. glad you have help with the birds. remember you didn't lose anyone and everything else will be rebuild in time. emoticon emoticon
    2559 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6329775
    Hi.... and big emoticon

    I can certainly understand why you feel a loss. You did lose something - a home.

    You are strong though, your brain will stop racing, your life will get back on track, and normalcy will return.

    2559 days ago
    You must be thankful the week is over and hope the weekend helps you to relax a bit and draw breath. emoticon
    2559 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I am so glad to hear that you found a temporary place to call home and that Brody is settling in. I totally understand the need for the toy basket - Auggie always adjusted better when we had some of his toys along with us. And thank goodness the beds have a place where they are loved and cared for.
    Hang in there my dear. Sleep is so important and your brain will stop racing soon. Big hugs to you.
    2559 days ago
    2559 days ago
    Going through a disaster is hard and it takes time to get back to normal. Been through hurricanes and that is hard when you get uprooted. It will take time. Just glad that all are safe.
    2560 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    I'd say you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams.

    Please keep us posted.
    2560 days ago
    Of course, we are grateful for our lives and those of our family and furry family. However, it IS a loss of home and cherished things we worked hard to get that have sentimental value. It's also a huge shaking of our personal fdn that life is so fragile and how little we are in control of many things. But you have control of how you will react to all this and play the hand you've been dealt. Because my fire involved so much (almost died three times that night), it took me a lonnnng time to get over it. Sound of fire engines, smell of smoke, all provoked instant reactions and flight syndrome for a long time after the fire. Big hug.
    2560 days ago

    I haven't been through a fire but I have experienced several very bad floods. It is definitely a shock. The whole experience kept me awake for months afterwards. It will get better and it is so wonderful that your pets have rallied and your friend could help with the birds. You have had a loss, your peace of mind has been disturbed and lifestyle disrupted. But things will get better. You are in my thoughts with care. emoticon
    2560 days ago
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