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Lost my house in a fire, could use some positive vibes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RustyRedRam, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    from Alabama

    So sorry, prayers sent.
     
  2. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Don't want to hijack this thread , but I'm very sorry to hear about your son . I'm sitting here right now listening to my 6 y/o daughter read me stories , and I really can't imagine how bad that must've been to get through :( .
     
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  3. 62RestoBird
    Joined: Dec 26, 2014
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    Any day you're looking down at the sod and not up at it is gravy.

    After a couple close calls (I fly helicopter search and rescue) I've come to that as a life truth.

    Stuff can be replaced as long as you are still drawing breath. We,re too focused on stuff anyways as a society. People are what's important. As long as everyone is safe, the rest is gravy.

    Hopefully you have insurance and have a place to stay until the dust settles.

    Also: your tools are still safe if the garage was untouched!

    That's just bonus!

    :)
     
  4. Jalopy Joker
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    Wow, what a terrible thing to experience. best is that both of you did not get hurt. just have to take one day at a time. others have gone through the same type of loss but, each is different. you have a big Family here that wish you a quick recovery.
     
  5. Don't you live in Whitter? I used to see you at Bad Bobs meet in Yorba Linda....Glad you and roommate are OK....
     
  6. Wow...
    Glad to hear your OK... Do you need Ceegar boxes of cool stuff (Cash)?
     
  7. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    Real sorry to hear of your loss, but it could be worse....I survived a tumor in my neck that grew from my jaw down into my chest, filled my chest and was a 1/4 inch from my heart, if it had touched my heart, I would have died mid step. Found by accident, (dentist), lots of omg's from specialists, the world sped up quickly and I woke up from perilous surgery to find myself alive. I don't worry about stuff anymore, I'm just real glad to be here. Good luck with the new place.
     
  8. Muttley
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    Wow, what a terrible way to end the year. :( Very happy to hear no one was hurt. Keep your chin up, you'll be back at it in no time.
     
  9. Very sorry to hear of your loss. I've often though about what to do if the same happened to my wife and I.
    Should it happen..................like a hot rod............I'll rebuild, make it newer, make it bigger and change everything that was wrong or we didn't like.

    If it happened to my detached oversize garage I'd be devastated. Probably quit the hobby and take up fly fishing or gardening. That would truly SUCK.
     
  10. porknbeaner
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    Well we had a house fire in an ice storm in '02, didn't loose everything but it was not easy to deal with for us. I have got to think that loosing everything is exponentially worse.

    I probably got doubles of about everything if there is anything that I can do for you let me know.
     
  11. 1pickup
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    Glad you are OK. "Things" can be replaced, you can't.
    Losing my house to a fire, would be like losing one of my car projects to a fire. I have put more time into building my house than I care to remember. Many late nights, short sleep, untold dollars, ideas that have come to fruition, etc. Not to mention the memories. I suppose if I had just bought it & moved in, I would think replacing it wouldn't be too hard. If it does burn, I won't build the next one. I'll just move in...
     
  12. 50dodge4x4
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    I am sorry to hear about your loss, but you and your room mate are still with us, so there is still hope.

    I am happy my little art work has had a small part of bringing brightness to your day. Guess that made it a two for one deal, because it brought you happiness the first time you saw it as well. From this point on, every time you see it, it will remind you of how you made it through a low point in your life, and continued to move towards better times in the future.

    It seems that in this life, we forget how good the good times are, until we have bad times. We endure the bad times so we can be reminded just how great the good times are. Good times and bad times come to everyone, the only thing in life we can really control is our attitude and way we determine how we are going to handle both. You have chosen to keep a positive attitude in a bad time, congratulations! Have faith, and keep moving forward, my friend, better times are just around the corner. Gene
     
  13. Jonnie King
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    So sorry . Man, you have my complete sympathy on this whole situation. When I was in 2nd Grade the boy who sat in front of me, Paul DeCosta, and his whole family, died when their house burned down. I carried those horrible thoughts with me for weeks and tried to stay awake every night so if our house caught on fire I could warn my Mom & Dad.

    Thank God it never happened, but it still reverberates through my mind ever so often...like now.

    Wishing you the best, Rusty.

    Jonnie www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  14. Sorry man.
    Remember when life throws you a lemon make lemonade
     
  15. 80WTI
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    Sorry to here that rustyredram, i had a similar thing happen in 2012 to me but instead of fire i got flooded pretty bad, i could only see 3 rows of roof tiles on the house when we organised a boat to go and asses the place, we pretty much lost everything. We had 16 vehicles go under most where runner but we got cut off by water so we could only watch them go under in front of our eyes, but life goes on my friend and i hope everything works out for you.
     
  16. Horrible, this is one of my worst fears!Hope insurance takes care of you and you can recover sooner than later.
     
  17. sorry to hear - it's great y'all are okay....happen twice to me - my duplex's other side on New Year's eve - by a careless cigarette - wasn't real bad because the fire station's just down the block but my farm house - by the local hoodlums - where I had some nice sheet metal stashed hurt pretty good....neighbor who called me - got it on film so it's also eerie....
     
  18. stlouisgasser
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    Went through this myself two years ago and it was a living nightmare for awhile but things do get better. It's hard for other people to even imagine losing your driver's license, birth certificate, car keys, car titles, checkbook, family photos, every piece of clothing, etc. and you'll NEVER forget that horrible smell of sifting though the rubble. But you will get a chance to see a whole lot of good in a whole lot of people such as your family, friends, and neighbors helping you out and that's a very nice thing to experience with all the negative news stories these days. Hang in there . . .
     
  19. That's terrible, glad you all got out OK. That's the most important thing, stuff is just stuff and in the end your health is all you really have. Wishing you a much better new year and some positive waves!

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  20. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
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    Thanks for the outpouring of support and PMs. It means a lot. I'm finally at a "real" computer (ie, not my phone) and it's much easier to compose a message. The house is a total loss, it's getting taken down to the studs, but on the bright side, the cars and garage are okay :D

    I'm forever grateful that fate played out as it did and neither my roommate, our fiancees, or myself happened to be at the house. From what I've been told by the fire inspector, the fire "simmered" and smoldered for about 12 hours because there was little oxygen. But, as things got hotter, the furniture started to experience spontaneous combustion.

    We're still digging through the ash, but it's weird what I'm finding. The piston from the 06 HAMB drags survived and is now a little more sooty and smells like fire . . . slightly appropriate, I think.





    Mike, yup, that's me. My better half was a 39 Dodge Tudor with an early Hemi.


    I think I'm gonna be okay. The old Ceegar boxes I have from you are (luckily) at my parents' house . . . so they are safe and sound. I'm just happy to be alive.

    Gene, once I can, I'm gonna snap some photos. The bright side is that the model of my 39 Dodge finally took some heat and water and is a bit rusty now . . . just like the real one.
     

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