Catching up on this new little endeavor – two posts today, then fully on track tomorrow with daily posts exploring the heart of thankfulness.
Today we went back to “the scene.” David met with the City Inspector, and all four units have been condemned; no surprise there. The really cool part is that ours is the only unit that was released for anyone to be able to return to try and salvage and retrieve personal belongings. Anyone caught trying to enter any of the other units can be arrested for criminal trespassing.
Not so with our unit. We were cleared to go back in and see what can be salvaged. The real miracle is that very little will have to be replaced. While there is a lot of water and smoke damage, much of our living room furniture was protected by salvage tarps placed by the fire department prior to the deluge of water going in.
In other rooms, it is a mystery where there was water damage and where things were untouched by smoke or water.
The bottom line is this – while some things will need to be replaced, most of our belongings can be salvaged. Hallelujah!
What I am thankful for today – our home was spared the fully devastating blaze and water damage that completely destroyed all the other units.