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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

There is such a thing and we have just received ours in the wake of the fire at our house.
It doesn't have many things, about 90 lines, many involving multiple items that the insurer suggests we write off. Some are precious and we will probably retrieve them anyway, but I am trying to hang on to the idea that it is all just stuff. And that it is a first world problem: Many people in the world don't have 90 things to lose.

Much of our stuf will be restored to us when we move into our rebuilt home. And I will be careful what I allow in. We have been in that house for 20 years, so here will be a great opportunity to let our possessions earn their place.

I will practice Marie Kondo's methodology for every item, and ask 'does this spark joy?' At the moment thinking of those things just makes me feel sad.

DH is going to look at the salvaged things tomorrow and FaceTime me so I can make decisions about some things. They all seem so far away. But I'm glad I'm not going. Instead I will be enjoying a friend's company for the afternoon. She is coming to stay with me for a few days. I think it is gong to rain so we will walk in the rain and play cards.

I've been soaking up the peace here with the background sounds of birds and the river.

Meanwhile the walls and ceilings have been stripped from each of the three floors of our home. We think it will be ten months before we are in the house. I keep reminding myself that it isn't 'back home' because it won't be the same home. Somehow we have to find it in ourselves to decorate and shape our new space. Luckily we have several friends who are architects and spatial designers, so we won't be short of ideas.

That,s how it's rolling for me at the moment, how about you, Sparkfriends?
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  • no profile photo VALERRIE
    So sad to lose what was once home. What a heart wrenching experience!

    Eventually the loss will lessen and hopefully be replaced by hope for a better future and the comfort
    felt from building a new home.
    It will be great to have a place of your own again.
    New beginnings!

    I wish you well!


    695 days ago
    695 days ago
    We're just coming to the end of a reno of 2 floors of our house and yes: trying to be VERY careful of what gets "back in" from the basement and what gets disposed of instead!!!
    696 days ago
    HUGS and wishing you all the best as you tackle putting your life back together. NOT easy.
    696 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Talked to my sister recently who had a house fire in mid-February of 2018 (her home for 42 years) . Hers was stripped to the studs, rewired and reconstructed before she moved back in . The claims have almost been overwhelming and she was recently given another three months to close things out with the insurance company. Overall she is grateful that she and her furchild made it out of the house as the fire department arrived. You seem to have an amazing attitude as you move along in the aftermath. emoticon
    696 days ago
    It's a change, a big one at that, and change can have so many mixed up emotions. Building a new life... an ongoing process! emoticon
    696 days ago
    I asked and there you were!

    I love your comment about 90 things. So true. We are not our possessions yet they possess us.

    Moving into a new place may give you a new perspective. I don't know how I'd feel in your shoes.
    696 days ago
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