Fire pt.2

Dec. 17th, 2008 05:09 pm
hellorachael: (Robin Hood wasn't REALLY a fox...)
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...


Dec. 11th, 2008 11:19 pm
hellorachael: (*facepalm* Mulan)
My apartment burned down today.

Plugged in a lamp in my bedroom and the electricity in my room went out. I flipped the breaker and heard a pop from my room. When I got in there the cord to the lamp was in flames and melted to the carpet and my bed had caught on fire.

Everyone is safe. I cut my wrist because the glass on the fire extinguisher wouldn't break, but I'm fine.

But all of our things are gone.
It's so surreal. We go tomorrow to see if anything was salvageable. The fire dept. says there might be a photo album or something. But we'll see.

I'm going to stay with Alex for now. Still have to hear from Jake and Andrea if this is going to be a permanent thing.

I'm not looking forward to seeing my burnt bedroom- or at least what is left of it. I had just bought myself a pretty dress for my birthday too.

Things are things and I'm so happy no one was hurt... but, it' not easy losing everything.

Just wanted to update.


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