Sunday, August 14, 2011
An exciting week, not
This week was going to be busy getting Kaitlyn ready to head back to K-State, we had lists made and stuff to do. We came home Sunday from a day spent with Jim's parents to find our house filled with smoke. We couldn't see a fire anywhere so Jim went downstairs to see what he could find, he was coughing like crazy. I looked out the patio door and noticed the power lines down and a Board of Public Utilities worker in the neighbors back yard. We talked to him and he said he thought it smelled like wood, not electrical which we thought it smelled like. We called the fire dept and they came out and found the fire with infared googles. It was our ground wire on fire and a wooden joist. So they only had to use our water hose to put it out. BPU pulled our electrical meter and the next day was filled with calls to the insurance agent, restoration company and a electrician. We stayed at Jim's parents and left the windows open one night to air out some of the smoke. The day we needed to get Kaitlyn back to K-State we were already running late but needed to stop by our house to see if we had power, we found two of our screens slit and someone had broke in. As far as we could tell the only things stolen were dvd's from my oldest daughters room. We could also tell they went through drawers because they were all left open, they might have found some of my state quarters and dollar coins. It could have been a lot worse so we're thankful it wasn't. Most of the kids electronic toys, lap tops, I-Pods, and Jaime's DSI were with us.
Luckily most of our damage was do to smoke and I'm glad we didn't have to deal with a major fire like we did in 2003.
We did get Kaitlyn to school for move in day at her sorority house and she had almost everything she needed. So not exactly the send-off we wanted but I'm glad things weren't as bad as they could have been.
Since every post needs a picture (in my opinion) here is a picture of one of the kittens, who needs a home. None of our cats were harmed in the fire and they apparently didn't make good watch cats. :-)