Friday, February 21, 2014
Thank you so much for your expressions of concern and support to me and my family as we deal with the aftermath of the fire. It means so much to me.
A day can make a big difference. It is worthwhile not to take "no" for an answer with fire insurance company. The local office claimed nothing could be paid for if there was no visible smoke film on contents of the home. I informed them I would be hiring an environmental testing lab if needed as smoke particles can be small and not visible. Later I learned these microscopic particles are cacinogenic. I held my ground on behalf of the family, I filed a claim, the insurance estimator was out within the hour, and EVERYTHING WILL BE REMOVED, CLEANED OFF SIGHT, AND RETURNED TO NEW APT. ANYTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED WILL PAID PAID FOR BY INSURANC E CARRIER. Two vendors are in place for fire restoration - one for clothing, drapes, bedding and one for large items and household contents, including photo albums, etc.
Despite our family all feeling so overwhelmed and helpless, I refused to let our family become a victim. I share my story in case you are unfortuante to ever be in a similar situation.
Yesterday's birthday dinner I hope was fun for the boys, but I was really behind schedule. One day soon I hope to get back to health and fitness.
In the meantime, my friends, wishing you the healthiest and fit day!