For me, the greatest find of the first day of ash-sifting was my Makita lithium ion screw gun. I loved this tool more than any other for it’s light weight, small size, and big power. That drill and I had a lot of good times … Continue reading It’s Alive!
Today we began sifting through the ashes of our house, trying to find various precious and irreplaceable items. One such item, which many passers-by of the pink house often commented on, was the pig weather vein. He wasn’t on the roof, but we found him … Continue reading Ash Sifting Day 1
Today we move from the wonderful Rainforest Cottage on Basin Road to the Baranof hotel. We’ve lived on Basin Road since 2003 and are very sad to be leaving it. Especially since the future is so uncertain and we’re not sure when we’ll be back. 😦
Luckily, on Monday we get to move into a new house which we’ve already signed a lease on. Meadow is excited because it’s yellow. Not as cool of a color as pink, but pretty cool nevertheless!
The local paper ran an article this morning, following-up on the arson. When they asked me how it felt when I found out it was arson I was quoted saying:
“It felt like someone punched me in the stomach”
We woke up this morning to quite a surprise. The fire department reports that the fire in our neighbor’s basement was started intentionally.
I was so shocked when I first read this, because it never crossed my mind. An accident I can swallow. But someone intentionally setting a fire that results in the total loss of my home is beyond appalling.
What’s more frightening is the fact the window from which I smelled and originally saw the fire is my daughter’s. Luckily, she was sleeping in our bed at the time, but had she been in her own bed with the door closed and window open, things may have turned out a lot differently.
We’re so grateful to have each other, and so sickened by how close we came to losing something really important.
I sincerely hope whomever set this fire comes forward to accept responsibility, so they can clear their conscience, receive their due consequence, and so we can learn the answer to the burning question: WHY.
Today the newspaper ran an article about our hero Ezra and the lemon “aide” stand he organized to raise money for the pink house. He and the other neighborhood kids are so excited about how much money they’ve been making. $2,500 so far and counting! … Continue reading Props to Ezra and the Awesome Neighorhood!
Today I was interviewed by KTOO radio.