Monday, October 29, 2007

Somewhat Back To Normal

The short version is that the fires are basically out, my house is fine, and I'm finally back in it.

We were able to get back into our house Thursday afternoon. It was fine, but we weren't able to clean it enough to live in it until Saturday when our power came back on (it's kinda hard to clean without power). Luckily, we were able to stay with friends through Friday night, so we never had to stay at a shelter or hotel.

We spent the weekend cleaning the ash out of our house and washing all our clothes, bedding, and dishes. We got through a lot this weekend, but there's still tons to do. Our house is unharmed, but it was so close to the fires that the inside got very dirty. Today was our first day back at work since the fires. It's really hard to concentrate and get back into the grind. I just want to be at home.

Last week was also supposed to be my last week of class ever. That's right, it was the last week of my last class. Now I have to go another week and it's so hard to concentrate! I can't wait until it's over and done with and I won't have to think about it anymore.

I'm always one with good timing. On Wednesday night I decided to do some laundry at my friend's house. I ended up leaving my cell phone in my pocket and put it through the wash. It got totally fried, and I ended up having to buy a new one. Whoops.

Hopefully things will start getting back to normal now. Luckily, I don't know anyone whose house burned down. Plenty of people's houses did, just not anyone I know. That shouldn't really make it better for me, but for some reason it does. Though I'm still very sad for the people who lost their homes. I think as Husband and I go through cleaning our things, we'll pull out things we can donate to those people.

We can now return this blog to its regularly scheduled Corgi talk!


Lynn said...

Glad to hear that you're ok!

JuLo said...

Thanks! :) I appreciate everyone's concern. It was such a crazy week, it's hard getting back to the normal grind.

Sam Tsang said...

Glad you guys are ok :)