A Disaster Has Caused Me to Stop Publishing for a few weeks

Less than a  week ago, our family has gone through the most devastating event imaginable.  We had a house fire.    And, although it was confined to just one room, the smoke and water damage was massive and affected the whole house.

Luckily, Providence was smiling on us: we all got out alive and with minimum smoke inhalation.   Sabel, our cocker, has taken this better than anyone.  She’s enjoying her extended stay motel and the dog park adjacent to the facilities.

People around the world hear the negative side of America.  But, I can attest to the fact there are some wonderful people here.  Our neighbors were great.  They fed us and wrapped us in blankets in the cold drizzle as we watched the firefighters work.

I can’t give enough thanks to the men and women who put their life on the line to save our house.  We called 911 and the first responders were en route in less than one minute.     They arrived on the scene in less than 4 minutes.

In the end, I’ve lost my server and my computers;  mostly from water and smoke damage.  But, rest assured, I’ll be up and running with this website as soon as I possibly can.

Daniel Schinhofen (as well as others) thank you so much for your outpouring of support and concern. It means everything in the world to us as we put back the pieces of our lives.

It may actually take close to a month to get by up and running.  In the meantime, I’ll try to get some guest bloggers to chime in with content to keep things moving.

If you’re interested in writing for this site, send me an email.  I still have a phone and can communicate via email.

There are many more people I need to thank.  From the restoration company that saved my mom’s ashes to the Red Cross who assisted us with temp accommodations to my doctor’s office who assisted with heart meds that were consumed in the fire.    I’ll try to give a more detailed ‘thank you’ as times goes on.

But, for now, I felt I owed my readers an explanation for my absence.  And, a thank you to all who have inquired.

 

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