Friday, April 23, 2010

Up in smoke

This is our son, Aaron, and our grandson, Levi.

We moved into our first Fresno home when Aaron was two weeks old. I painted his room sky blue, stencilled clouds on the walls, and made roman shades for the windows that had rainbows appliqued on them.

When he got older and wanted more say about his surroundings, we painted his room royal blue--pretty the much the color of the t-shirt he is wearing in the picture. White trim, red mini blinds. It was a great room.

Two weeks before he finished fifth grade we moved to a larger home. But the economy was in a slump, the house didn't sell, so we painted all the walls white and became landlords.

As of yesterday, this is what his old room looks like.

BUMMER: Electrical wiring from the 1940s.

BLESSING: No one injured and good insurance coverage.

'Nuf said.


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Grandma G said... #

Oh, my....

Thank God for the BLESSINGS and the BONUS!

Anonymous said... #

Next time you have a bonus like that ask them if they could remove their jackets and shirts.
love the bonus and blessing sorry about the rest

wishes, true and kind said... #

Holy Smokes!

k said... #

Anonymous' comment made me laugh. Rawr.

And, really? Little Levi? So ridiculously cute. Like, so cute I want to pinch his little cheeks on my computer.

Cheryl Arkison said... #

Oh, that sucks.
I hope it isn't too much of a hassle going forward.

Maggie said... #

I know you went to the scene - hope you didn't inhale too much smoke!

Joyce said... #

awww bummer for the bummer....

glad you see the silver lining aka bonus though :)

Q @ JAQS said... #

Haha always looking on the bright side - bonus! Sorry about the incident. Old home wiring is always scary. We had a electrician come out recently 'cause our garage lights weren't working. Turns out that the whole garage was wired incorrectly (from previous owners) and the whole thing could've gone up in flames... Glad no one was hurt.

Jennifer said... #

Oh my goodness! I'm glad everyone is OK and happy that you had good insurance.

Jennifer :)

PS The firemen are an added bonus LOL ;)

JHNickodemus said... #

Bahaha bonuses are showin up the your rental....where next?!

valpal said... #

re jhrme's comment: hopefully in my lap...

re levi is such a cutie: end of thought

re this post: the bonus is smokin' (yes, i feel clever)

Tanya said... #

Re: Jhrme

Re: Val Pal
Mine too!

Re: Cindy, I think that the fire department only hires bonuses because then people feel like if this bad thing (fire) had to happen to them, at least there is a bonus involved!