Friday, October 30, 2009

My Aunt's house burned down tonight.

I was going to tell you about a concert I went to tonight. But on my way home, I learned Elaine's house burned down. I feel horrible, I love her so much and I know she's going through a lot of pain. My heart is broken knowing this has happened to her. Her husband died ten years ago in December, so she already suffers from depression this time of year. All her photographic memories of him and her son (who is now 15) were burned up, along with her two cats and everything she owned. She's really upset, mostly in shock. Of course, things could have been worse but thankfully they were gone when it happened. And I just learned that her farmhouse wasn't even insured because of its location.

Please, get your house insured if it isn't already or check to make sure your insurance covers even the unlikeliest of situations. Get a fire proof safe and use it. Come up with a fire plan. And have your home inspected for potential fire hazards, like old wiring.

So sad.

3 comments:

Sugar Pop Ribbons said...

that is so sad! Did she have insurance? Is she going to be staying with your mom? What a horrible thing to happen right before the holiday season!

Lisa said...

Oh, poor Auntie! Cats along with all her stuff, I am so sad for her. Good that she & son were not hurt. Fireproof box is a good idea, I've been meaning to do that.

dawn said...

Aww your poor Aunt. My prayers are with her.