Fire pt.2

Dec. 17th, 2008 05:09 pm
hellorachael: (Robin Hood wasn't REALLY a fox...)
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It's been almost a week since my apartment burned down.

I'm ok, in fact, I'm really good. It's hard when I think about it for too long or today when I flipped the switch to the kitchen light and the bulb died- nearly had a heart attack. But all in all, I have so many people supporting me and helping me out that I am so humbled.

People at Olive Garden got together and raised $429 for me to help rebuild my life and Darden (the main company) is sending me a card to match that. I'm really lucky. I had a lot of irreplaceable things in my room and nothing will bring those things back, but it's nice to know that I have the ability to make more memories and take care of myself.

My dad said today (we went out to lunch) that this was probably a blessing in disguise. I guess it's true, I'm away and done with my room mates, I just wish it hadn't come with such a catastrophic consequence... if that makes sense.

But I'm ok. I'm a very, very lucky girl. My hand is even healing really quickly too- to the point I no longer need it bandaged. It'll leave an ugly scar, but I think scars build character :)

People have donated things to me- like a mirror, an iron and ironing board, clothes and so forth. It's amazing how many people there are that are so kind. I've decided from here on out I will never throw things out- I will always donate to Salvation Army and the like when I have things I no longer need/want.

My birthday is on Monday and I'm really looking forward to it too :) 25 years old...
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