Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I'm excited about the temporary home our insurance company put on our lot in Yarnell. It seems quite comfortable when the slide-outs were activated and the King sized bed was no longer tight again the built in desk. And the sofa and table slide into their regular position leaving room to walk around. I've been a busy girl getting all the dishes, pots and pans, etc. placed around so we'll be ready to enjoy it. There is one little problem though.
We have no electricity. We have water; but when we contacted the electric company, they said as the previous meter burned to the ground we needed another "pad" for it to set on. Cost: $1000 and if that isn't bad enough, when the home is finished and they put the meter on the side of the house, another $1000. Something just doesn't sound right here.
Our insurance company knew we did not have electricity as yet, so they brought us a generator. That's wonderful; except it is not powerful enough to run the A/C and the refrigerator at the same time. So we can either sweat and have our refrig/freezer do it's job. Or we can be cool but in the meantime our food is spoiling! Decisions and more decisions! I've decided I'll just wait until the electricity problem is solved. At least we have a comfortable home to live in elsewhere. But when the actual building starts I definitely want to be up there to keep an eye on things.
Now that all the rubble and ash have been removed from our lot, along with several burned trees it looks really big. My DH was really sad about the grape vines and his beloved apple trees, and he has gone out and bought more. As we have water, we can replant them and still not be in the way, and maybe it will give us a little peace of mind to see something green and growing.
This is also what is known as the "monsoon season" is our area, which means we get a lot of rain. Already after 2 or 3 rains you can see things beginning to start turning green. I already see some new shoots on my Lily of the Nile -- it was the furthest away from the actual fire, so perhaps it will make it. Rosebushes are all gone tho.... and it will make me happy when they are replanted. Much of it will have to wait for the building to be finished, can't get in the way of the cement and carpenter people.
So to all my friends who have been following my blogs, life is getting better all the time, just a few bumps in the road now and then.