Saturday, November 06, 2010

It's A Wrap: What It Looks Like...


Okay...got some time here online. We found a great cafe where I can log in and catch up. We are putting the fire behind us...and in so doing thought we'd post a couple of photos. And then I plan on this being the last of talking about the fire for a while at least. Stagg and i are doing awesome, we are still at his late grandmothers house. We are comfortable and safe. We had a system the last two weeks...we washed off everything we salvaged. In the above photo you can see Stagg at work washing down each cd and dvd. Then we re-pack the stuff in clean boxes and put into his grandmother's garage. We must have washed about 30-40 loads of laundry which is great...most of the clothes are fine. We found out yesterday that our computer hardrive and screen is also just fine. When we checked our mail yesterday and looked into the apartment...new windows have been put in to our apartment. So all systems are go ahead...yippeee!




Here are some quick pics of where we are staying. We've been using the klitchen area to go through the cookware and things like photos and washing them all off and re-packing them. I am posting some of these photos just so family and friends and visitors are re-assured that we are really doing well and we even have had some time to laugh. Last week was a grind of cleaning and rough sleeping but it was really worth it. We moved some of grandma's house around to get better sleeps...we were too big for her bed as an example and just details like that of having a few good nights sleep pulled things around. We also went to stay overnight at our friends D and N...and had a terrific visit with them. I shall post some pics of that later. We saw our friend Tony who drove over to the suburbs to see us. And Zandra sent us a care package, and Stagg's parents have been a great help picking up boxes and moving them around etc. Our friend Marty did a load of packing up clothes and helping us move them to grandma's garage...so everything has been going really well.

Here are some pics of the apartment the next day...last week. Like I said earlier...already the windows have been replaced and some electricity is returned to our apartment. We ran into our upstairs neighbour yesterday and he is doing really well. He had already planned on going to Japan in a month or so so he and his partner are just getting things together and they are also doing well. This was a great relief to Stagg and I. Below is my labeling work, ha ha I can get kind of anal about moving and packing...there is nothing like getting to a new place or unpacking boxes and you can't find a wine opener or say...a t-shirt. So I go a little overboard...and this box is now ready to go to the garage until we are ready to pack it up again. Please dear blog friends and family...I have really missed being close to my family this past week or so...and I hope these pictures reassure you all. Things are going well, all things considered...and we really have been able to sit back, have a beverage, a bite to eat and find some sense of humour. Big hugs...and now "back to regular programming"...











9 comments:

TVo said...

I like that you have Jesus in the CLEAN! box!!! Good to see pictures, thanks for the update. I still miss you.

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for the pictures and update, Candy. Glad you two are OK and managing to stay relaxed.

* (asterisk) said...

Jeeeez, look at the apartment! Man, it's so good that you guys are safe and sound and sort of getting back on track. Hugs/kisses to you both. xxx

PS: When you get back in, you shouldn't need a wine opener for a couple days. Why? Cos you should be drinking champagne, that's why! x

Jason Messinger said...

Just remember, whatever doesn't kill us, just make us funnier!

Love to you both, looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Greg S. said...

Man oh man. I'm going to buy a couple of fire extinguishers for my apartment after seeing those pics. Glad things worked out for you two.

Gardenia said...

Oh, my - after seeing this I am more grateful than every that you guys are safe and sound. That's one heck of a way to do fall house cleaning!

Grandma's looks like a very grandmotherly house! Thanks for sharing pictures, makes me feel more connected to you guys and that you are not out there just "somewhere" but you are warm, safe, and conquering.

Wish you were here - the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival is on, grandson and I walked through yesterday, what astounding art - and music, and food and fun - - today is the last day.

Am going to get that envelope in the mail, I have been disjointed, nothing new for me.

Beej said...

Oh Candy, I started to cry when i saw the photos of your burnt out apt. Bless your heart. I am so glad y'all are safe.
Know we all care. xoxoxo
(give stagg a big hug for me, ok?)

mister anchovy said...

It was great to you both the other day...I'm still laughing from the wrestling story. Hope you're able to move back to your apartment soon!

Anonymous said...

So glad you guys are so many days forward from that crazy night! Home again soon - I'm sure. You two are so strong holding each other through! Hang in! Much love xxox tuffy p, ellie mae, memphis, jerry, delia, rossi, jacques & mister anchovy