At least everyone is alive. But yes, that sucks mightily. :(
When I talked to my sister she was focusing on thta - they didn't lose the house, no one was injured. It's still one more burden to face, though.
Boy she is having a bad year. I will send positive energy her way if that is acceptable to.
Definitely acceptable. Encouraged, in fact. Thank you.
Things are things. I am glad no one was seriously injured. I lost my aunt Madonna to a house fire several years ago. She lived alone out in the desert and the fire had already burnt out before my cousin found her. He had tried to call for a week and could never get through so he drove out there to find smoking ruins.
She was a great lady.
Very true; stuff is just stuff, and her health is much more important and we feel very fortunate that Josh didn't get injured fighting the fire.
But it's still a pain in the ass....
Oh I know! It totally sucks having to rebuild after a catastrophe. I am just glad no one was hurt. And hopeully this year will turn around for her.
I'm sorry to hear that. At least nobody was hurt.
I'd have to agree with all the comments so far, both that it sucks having to deal with that and also that they got really lucky Josh came home when he did. Almost needless to say, the prayers 'n' positive thoughts will continue unabated.
The only two new things I can add are that:
1) This kind of thing can be "character-building" (the dreaded phrase from my Catholic youth); and
2) Maybe now 2004 will go better as it's been "pre-disastered" (a term borrowed from THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP). One can certainly hope.
I'm a fairly firm believer that everything balances out in the end. If this is true, someone owes them one hell of a payback. I'm so sorry the powers-that-be seem united against your sister and her family. Hopefully they'll catch a break soon.
Wish I could say something to help hon. Know that I'm thinking of you and yours, and that I'm sorry I cant -do- anything for you. Love, hugs and energy on their way.
Dagnabit! It seems like March is just turning int the worst of times for a lot of folks.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to contribute anything much the other day, but I have been sending good vibes your way.
I hope the bat rastard that caused the fire pays for his actions, but man, Josh has got to be crushed to have lost his car and the bikes and all the rest.
Y'know, if the house itself had burnt down, I could send them books or dishes or something to replace their losses, but unfortunately I don't keep spare cars and such in my back pocket.
All I can think is that they're either storing up beaucoup karma points for thier next life, or they were some of the worst of the worst and are working off their bad karma debt.
Kristi seems to be keeping a good atitude about it, and that's the most important thing. When my mother got sick with her cancer and I quit my job to stay home to look after her pre/post-op, she was given a 15% chance of surviving, but she always had the best of attitudes about it, and here we are more than 10 years later.
Kristis got the battle of even figuring out what exactly is ailing her, but if she can keep up the attitude, and if the Universe will quit using her as its own private dumping ground, she's got a fighting chance to make it past this unscathed.
Either way it's not fair, and I'll be sure to keep them even more in my thoughts.
I also wanted to say, but forgot, that if there is anything more concrete that I could do, all you need do is ask.
I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do.
Thanks. That is really sweet.
Oh, you're welcome.
It's my high sugar intake that does it. :-)
The gratitude we all have that the house did not burn is huge. In the last years of his life my dad took up oil painting and did some beautiful work, and Kristi has many of his paintings, completely irreplaceable. There would have been much family heartbreak over that.
But yeah, I'm sure Josh is really torn up. A lot of the dirt bikes were junk he'd been given and got running again all by himself, and now it's all gone.