Re: [gardeners] Re:Home Again

Billie (
Sat, 28 Dec 2002 11:33:08 -0500

>Sadly Roast Pork and not the Christmas kind.  But we will rebuild,  I have
>been out today collecting free to good home laying chooks, and am on the
>lookout for pigs. The only consolation being in heat that was hot enough
>to melt a case hardened padlock the end would have been extremely quick for
>I only truly had time to save the kids, the dogs and the wedding
>not mine) everything else had to fend for themselves. I came back again
>after depositing said evacuees with the intent of saving more but that was
>when the wall of flame came charging through and I had to, putting it
>"head for the hills"
>I returned after the fire, fully expecting nothing to be standing at all and
>was real happy to see the house, the shed and the "lucky" pen of chooks.
>I'm now going through the painful, is this insured? or not? process with
>each item lost. The term "comprehensive" has a whole new meaning when
>applied to insurance policies. I'm sure they must have poetic license or
>The irrigation pipes that feed the orchard are covered but the trees are
>not. The buildings are covered but building materials are not if they
>haven't been added to the buildings yet????? Go figure.
>I'm just carrying a pen and paper with me where-ever I go and jot down
>things that are missing as I think of them.
>Then I have to try and figure out what each thing was worth. At least my
>insurance company has a New for Old policy which is going to hurt them
>because some of my stuff was pretty old and they have to replace it with
>new, no questions, no depreciation.
>As they say , "you win some and you lose some"

Somehow I missed this in earlier posts - I am so sorry but very glad 
to hear that your family is safe. Take care and best of luck in what 
must be a very frustrating experience...