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Thread: Keep my brother in your thoughts.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

    Keep my brother in your thoughts.

    Recently his house burned to the ground. Fire started near the water heater. He rolled over in bed around 3 AM, flipped his eyes open and register light in the family room. He got up to look and the flames were licking the eaves. He grabbed his pants and called 911. The smoke alarms went off as the windows were exploding. He got out in the nick of time, with pants, shoes, jacket, keys and his checkbook. He has lost everything else. What a mess. It will take months to settle with the insurance company before any rebuilding can begin.

    Fortunately his shop, truck, tractor, and motorcycle survived. Shop was scorched but didn't burn. But no power without a building permit. So while he still has those things, he cannot use his shop. Building permit quite a ways down the road. I've offered him a place to stay but he so far has declined. He is staying in a neighbor's guest house so he can be close by and help prevent any vandalism. He lives about 6 miles from me. I think when he feels he has overstayed in that guest house, he will come here. I hope so. I wanna help but he is being stubborn.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Tough situation there Carol...

    Here's to a speedy rebuild and recovery...

    Just glad he was able to get out and has his health.
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  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    sorry to hear about this.

  4. #4
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    So sorry to hear about this, glad he got out OK. Will keep him in our thoughts.

    A unfortunate reminder, but everyone might do the recall check on the valve on your water heater and furnace. I know there were several out a few years back. Also keep the flammables stored in the proper places.

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  5. #5
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Thats sad Carol so sorry to hear but the bright side, He's still here to rebuild.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    If theres anything I can do let me know, maybe it's time for a good ole fashion barn raising. I have a portable generator I could bring up for the barn raising..
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Wow, he was lucky to get out. Glad he is OK.
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    I will keep him in my prayers.

    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

  9. #9
    We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers Carol. Here's to a speedy rebuild.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Glad to hear it was just stuff that got burnt up, it can be replaced, thank goodness your brother made it out..

    Thoughts and prayers sent your family's way!
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