Thursday, I signed over the title of my car to the Insurance company. I am pretty sure I scared the insurance adjuster when my eyes started welling as I handed it over, got a knot in my throat and I could no longer speak. I loved my car. This has been one rough month and it’s coming one blow after another.
I lived to tell the tale of the flood waters rising, the moment the renters insurance agent said flood is not covered under your policy, the moment I heard my vehicle was being totaled out, and survived my 1st trip car shopping for 4 hours yesterday after work and then when I arrived at my hotel a letter was inside my door.
It says, in short form, that during renovation process to repair the flood damage to the walls and floors, asbestos was discovered. My lease, as well as everyone else’s, has been terminated. Assistance from the complex (my hotel) will end the morning of 10-31. I am now officially homeless AND, I may not be able to recover anything left behind at this point. Among those things, my acoustic guitar, viola I have had since I was in 5th grade, my children’s baby books, books and DVDs that weren’t destroyed in the water, all of my kitchen appliances, dishes, cookware, etc. Most of my furniture was already figured to be a loss, 2 beds, 2 chests of drawers, a nightstand, 2 end tables, an entertainment center, bookshelf, a lighted curio cabinet, a computer desk, recliner, oversized chair, another plush chair I had in my bedroom, 2 bamboo chests, vinyl albums, all of my Nightmare before Christmas collectibles, my Minions, half my clothes, all 3 pairs of cowboy boots, linens, lamps, my lighthouse collection, a DVD player, VHS (yes I still used one) and small TV among other things. I am completely devastated. I will be taking most of the week off from work to see what I can do about a new place and work on purchasing my car. Again… yes these are all “things” but some of them were irreplaceable, and I BUSTED MY ASS FOR ALL OF IT! I am angry, hurt, and wondering what the fuck I did to deserve all of this SHIT at once.
Something has to give, I am one strong ass woman but, damn it, this was a lot to take on in 15 days. Heartbroken to say the least. It feels like all doors are closing in on me. (cue “Christians” it’s because I have “turned away from God” or “need to turn to God”?) Shut up, I will seriously consider punching you in the face if you say it. I don’t want to hear it or about how I should be blaming the complex and suing because this was beyond their control and it kills me to listen to other “asshole” residents say things like this and the suggestion to do the same.
Bottom line, it sucks. I would never wish this on anyone. Now it’s time to rebuild again, and believe me, I will. From the flames, stronger, wiser, and better than ever before.
This chic isn’t going down without a fight.
On another note.. the view this morning was absolutely stunning and my pictures are shit compared to what I saw with my naked eyes, but this is what I captured by lens.
I have never purposely sat up to catch the sunrise before. It was majestic to say the least. I will have to try to catch a few more this week while I have the time.
Until next time, the saga continues
never gonna quit- Jen