Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thank you's and news

First I want to start with thank you's! Over this last week we have received a moneygram, invitations for meals, emails of encouragement, emails with housing ideas, invites to get out and enjoy summer a bit, daily phone calls to make sure we are okay, long phone sessions of sorting things out (and listening to me freak out and fret), offers of free toys to replace all the flooded ones, help getting furniture to replace what was lost, a law firm willing to take on our case for a third of the cost, and in general lots of love and support! I won't list any names, but you know who you all are and we just want to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I odn't think we would be making it right now if it wasn't for all of you. This has been one of the hardest things I think we have been through, and to be so far away from family and such has been tough.

Next the news. Like I said above we were referred by a friend to a lawyers office and they have agreed to help us for a third of the fee. We will be meeting with him to get all the papers to him and he will be taking over all the fighting with our landlords. I'm so greatful for this because i'm just done fighting with them.

We have found a place to live. not ideal but clean and safe. We will be moving to a 3 bedroom apt, 2 baths, 2 garages. It has a playground, pool, fitness center, etc on site. The rent is actually a bit cheaper, and it's free trash and cable. It's even closer to bri's work than we are now (8min drive compared to a 17 min drive.) it's in the BEST school district around. This is the school district that we were wanting to get into from the beginning. The bad news is we have to get all of Ben's paperwork done and redo IEP's again. This isn't ideal but we have no choice. We are going through all of our things figuring out what to sell, what to give away, what to store and what to keep, oh and what all is just straight up ruined from the water and needs pitched.

The smell in our home is horrible. Ben and Ari are both having a bit of sinus troubles and a light cough. Bri and I have had headaches. Doc said it's from the mold and mildew.

That's about all I have to report right now. Life is hectic and we are running in circles trying to figure out what to do next. My bank account is going to be calling the shots soon, which means some things are going to come to a screeching halt! :) I'm sure you all know how that goes! I will update more as i know more!


Michelle said...

Hang in there! We are there for you.

Anonymous said...

You are definitely in our prayers. I know some one lights a candle for you daily at her church. Try to keep your chin up. This too shall pass. Just don't ask when!