We Are So Fortunate
I promise to put up a better update later today. Still very tired.
However, the majority of the most stressful things we have to endure are pretty much over. There are still many things we need to do and it could be months before we're back to "normal".
We did manage to get most of our belongings out of the house and to add to the list of ways we have been extremely lucky...not a damn thing was destroyed. No water damage at all. Let me put this in perspective for you. The apartments in every direction of our place did suffer water damage and our didn't at all. The glass from one photo frame was broken. Everything else was for all intents and purposes, as I left it when I evacuated the building.
We've been approved for a new apartment complex and we now have 45 days to either accept or reject the potential apartment. It is entirely possible that we may relocate out of state altogether. More on that later.
I've been getting quite a few inquiries for bookings which couldn't come at a better time. One of them, which I can't talk about for a variety of reasons could have me working for MONTHS. Those months would be away from home and across the country, but they also would provide some much needed security and cash to pay for a lot of things.
There are other things to talk about but not now. This isn't about the things we're getting. We're fortunate because of the things we're not getting.
We're not getting hospital bills because nobody was injured in this horrible mess.
We're not stranded with no place to go and nowhere to live, thanks to the generosity of my sister-in-law and countless friends and family members.
We're not devastated by an awful feeling of loss due to the destruction of our "stuff".
All told, the karma things that I'll talk about more along the way are all amazing and may actually be leading us to a conclusion that losing our home is the best thing that could have happened to us.
More importantly, the fact that the entire roof of our building was torn off in a matter of seconds, solid chunks of drywall, glass & debris flew around an at people everywhere, worlds were permanently altered...and nobody was seriously injured and nobody was killed is the most important thing to talk about here.
I can talk about the reasons why April & I are fortunate all day in regard to this dilemma. However, that should come later. Right now I am amazed to feel as though a genuine miracle happened. 150 mile per hour winds devastated 9 buildings and destroyed one completely and everyone, EVERYONE walked away from this tragedy. Some lost everything in the manner of security and property, but nobody lost lives. Those would have lost everything indeed.