It's been a hectic fall around here. I started back to work (at the middle school) on Sept. 6 after a somewhat relaxing summer. The Saturday after school started, Sept 10, I was home with my youngest son. The breaker for the washing machine flipped off, there was no wash going at the time, I reset it only to have it flip off again. My husband was out working on the shop he's building but happened to come into the house for a drink of water. At that point, the doorbell rang, went to the door, no one there. Hubby started looking around utility room, opened up the attic access door and smoke was billowing out! He yelled CALL 911. That was not such a good day. We had an attic fire caused by faulty electrical work done when we had a remodel in 1998. We were in a hotel for 3 nights due to no power. One of the biggest headaches was carting water in for our animals. It was still warm here and because we are on a well, when we have no power, we have no water. We also lost food from our big freezer out in the garage, I tried to salvage all that I could by taking frozen food to my son's house or the dinky freezer in the hotel room. I did make a 20 lb. turkey after we got our power back on.....I didn't want that going to waste!
We are just now back to normal, the restoration people did much work and we are grateful for them and our good insurance coverage. My husband has his shop almost completed, that has been a whole different set of stress. I have told him there are reasons people hire contractors to build shops! After this fall, the holidays will be a breeze!
And the best news of all is none of my fabric was affected! While I was standing in the barn watching the firemen run in and out of the house all I could think of were family photos and my fabric. I'm so grateful that it went as it did and that we were home at the time!