Not around…

15 Jun

because I’ve gotten custody of my oldest child’s two sisters, ages 7 and 6. As most of you know, I have a 9- and 6-year-old. The girls came to live with me a week ago Sunday. Everything was going well until I blew up the stove trying to fumigate on Friday.

Yep, I blew the stove top off and the house caught on fire. So now I’m living in a hotel with four little girls as I figure out how to start over. People have been awesome. They’ve offered to donate and have donated many things.

Problem? I have no where to put anything yet. It’s really humbling to know that I might have to stay with a friend (with my four kids and her four kids) until I get the money together to move.

If it only could have happened at tax time. 🙂 Unfortunately it didn’t. Everything is going to be alright.

In the meanwhile, don’t be surprised if I post sporadically as I try to figure out what to do.

See ya soon!


13 Responses to “Not around…”

  1. Fantasy Dreamer June 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    Yikes, on blowing off of the stove top! Bet that was a scary experience. Sorry to see your in a tough situation with your four little girls. But glad your community and friends have come together to help you out. Things can only get better. Take care!


  2. Marg June 16, 2009 at 5:13 am #

    Oh my goodness. What a very scary situation. My thought is with you and your family.

  3. Stephanie June 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Scooper, you’re a great gal and only great things are going to happen from now on.

    If anyone can help, contact me…

    And at some point, you know some of her favorite books are going to have to be replaced…

  4. Ames June 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Scoop please keep us updated on how you’re doing and you’re in my prayers!

  5. Kimberly Swan June 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow, what a scare that must have been. 😦 I’m glad to hear that you and the kids are alright. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.

  6. scooper June 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Fantasy Dreamer: I shook for awhile and being in a hotel room with them is making me crazy, but at least we aren’t staying (and annoying) with other people.

  7. scooper June 19, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    Marg and Steph: Thanks for the good vibes. They’re totally coming in handy. 🙂

  8. scooper June 19, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    Ames: Thanks. When we get settled into something new I’ll be back with all kinds of reviews, but to be honest, I really don’t feel much like reading or watching tv. Not even General Hospital.

  9. scooper June 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    Kimberly: Thanks. I just hate that I’m not updating the website. I’m very much in love with it. I hope to be up and writing soon. Thanks.

  10. Leslie June 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear about your fire and having to live in a hotel.

    Please let us know how things are going when you can.

    Not sure what all you lost in the fire but I’ve got Barbie stuff and some books I could send. Just a thought. Hang in there!

  11. scooper June 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Leslie: Thanks. We would love anything you can spare to give. Toys have made it to the bottom of my list, so I appreciate everything.

  12. Denise Robbins June 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    I just heard about your fire. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I have family and friends everywhere so say the word and we’ll send what you need.



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