Joined on 3/19/09
Posted by Hyptosis - March 5th, 2020
One of my friends made a gofundme to help my wife and I recover from the fire that hit our home. I couldn't ask for better friends, and we're truly touched by everyone's kindness. I don't really know what to say. Thank you all.
Posted by Hyptosis - February 29th, 2020
Hey everyone, quick update. We've mostly just been digging through the rubble and doing paperwork. We had a lot more in there than we realized, but I suspect that'll always be the case. We'll be needing tools for years and realizing we don't have them anymore, etc. But it's all fine really. We're doing okay, paperwork is stressful and all that but we're good.
I'm overwhelmed with the number of people who have reached out to me and want to help. I never expected it and I'm really deeply touched. Thank you all so much. It's been a rough year for sure but we're not going to give up, and I know we can bounce back from this. I think my wife and I handle this kind of stuff pretty well, we always survive and persevere.
A few people have asked about a gofundme and other sources for donations, but I don't think I'm going to do that. This is bad and will take time to recover, but I think we can do it on our own. And besides our cat, we only lost 'stuff'. If in the future we're in a bind I might change my mind then. I know we've lost a lot but if we work hard we can regain it. A lot of other people have it a lot harder and worse than we do. They need help more than we do.
As we're cleaning up I might share some more pictures, it's pretty insane how extensive the damage is. I keep expecting to find something that survived, and I haven't. Not a single thing so far. Even my steel tools and other metal objects are melted and warped. We lost a lot (not all) of our school photos, especially from graduation. I didn't even store very many accelerants in the garage. A few paint cans, some motor oil, that is about it. Even the lawnmower gas was kept in a smaller out building. I had a -lot- of lumber stored in the building though as I was planning to build some furniture.
Again, thank you all so much, I'm really touched, please take care.