Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My friend

My co-worker and friend, the school psychologist, was called in the afternoon while we were testing a student and told her house was on fire.  When she got home there was chaos, soot, broken glass, burned up furniture everywhere.  Two dogs and a bird did not make it.  One of the dogs happened to be her son's best companion. 

It's been a rough day for my friend.  My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family and may they be able to focus on what needs to be done short term and long term.  The house will take 6-8 months before it's fully renovated and livable again. 

Yesterday's tragedy has prompted me to phone in the bank to get a safety deposit box.  In a wildfire you can save your important papers.....random house fires are another matter....now along with SS#s and passports, I have a big packet of adoption information for Tigger in the future.  Actual birth records, names, dob, limited history but history nonetheless.  I don't want anything to happen to it.  It seems I may have more information available to Tigger than some adoptees I've spoken with.  Sigh.....we always think we are invincible.  Maybe it's time to have our house in order. 

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Its so wonderful to hear that you want to protect her past even with bits of information it will mean so much to her as she gets older! Way to go!

Your friend and her family are in my thoughts and prayers

mamamargie said...

Never too soon to get our houses in order. Things like this are sometimes the wake-up calls we need. So sorry for your friend.