Monday, March 16, 2015

The Post No One Wants to Do - House Fire at Rising Rainbow Arabians




I haven't posted in a while because I wanted something nice to post butat life is having none of it. I won't go into the past year's stuff now because I need to post about the current events. Thursday at approximately 12:30 PM, the electric furnace in our home exploded and within mintues our entire home was fully engulfed in flames.

Lindsay was home alone since I was gone to physical therapy but our many times practicing what to do in the event of fire paid off. She was able to get herself and both dogs out safely and call 911 or help.

Unfortunately the fire spread quickly. By the time the fire department arrived, the double wide mobile home was engulfed in flames. Pretty much everything we own is gone. (These pictures are the good side of the structure.......pics of the bad side to come.)


We are still waiting on information from the insurance so we have not idea what that's going to cover Due to the age of this mobile home, replacement insurance was not an option so we're going to be in a world of hurt for a roof over our heads.

A donation account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/rebuildingourhome  The Go Fund Me page has more information about our story and I will be posting more information as my brain catches up with my life .

Sara Lamrouex, phone  number 253-307-3879 (who came out of nowhere to offer aid to me and my family) is co-ordinating donations of goods and services. She's has pertinent and timely information on our needs as we discover them (believe me, that's an ongoing process) and our sizes, etc, since all we have are the clothes that were on our backs.

We will also be setting up a bank account for direct donations. We thought we had that done today but the bank called late today saying that it was done incorrectly so that information will have to follow.

I will end by saying we are so gratefuly to be alive. Had this ire happened at night, the outcome would have been very different. Later posts will explain those particulars but for now sufice it to say angles were and are watching over us.  The horses are all well.....the dogs are well...........our one loss, my cat, Squeaker.............

http://risingrainbow.blogspot.com/2015/03/early-fire.html

12 comments:

  1. Oh no... how devastating. I'll call Sara to see how I can help.Glad your daughter was able to get out with the dogs, but how sad about your cat.

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  2. So, so sorry another tragedy has hit you and your family. I'm just thankful you are all OK! Lindsey must have been so scared, but did the right thing. So brave! Have the KOMO People Helpers been contacted? You could also contact other charity organizations and Arabian horse groups. Do you have temporary shelter? I will keep you all in my prayers!! ~ Darlene

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  3. I'm very sorry for the devastation you all are going through, and sorry to on the loss of Squeakers, but Thank God Lindsay knew what to do in the emergency.
    I had been missing reading your posts & always hoping to see a new one - I'd have rather that you stayed happy & silent than have to tell of such misfortune.

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  4. How absolutely terrifying. I am so so sorry.

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  5. Mikael, I have keeping an eye on your page and hoping for an update on how you and your family and horses were doing. But, oh, not this kind of update. . . I am so very sorry this most unfortunate event and the loss of your cat and your possessions. Mikael, I have keeping an eye on your page and hoping for an update on how you and your family and horses were doing. But, oh, not this kind of update. . . I am so very sorry this most unfortunate event and the loss of your cat and your possessions. I am thankful that none of you were physically hurt in the fire. I'm so glad that Nuzzling Muzzles alerted us about what happened. Sending prayers your way. Be strong. Kay

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  6. How awful, I'm so sorry this happened to you.

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  7. OH Mikael! I am so sorry to read this!!!! Thank God the angels were there to watch over your loved ones and Lindsay is safe! I so wish I could be there and help you , hug you or something. I will send what I can as soon as possible!

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  8. I'm so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your home! But so thankful Lindsay got out safe! You and your family are in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

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  9. I'm so sorry to read this news, Mikael. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  10. So very sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine how difficult this must be. We are thinking of you and your family.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear this news, but am so very glad that Lindsay was able to get out safely.

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  12. So thankful you're all safe, but what a horrible loss. I think I read about the fire in the news. I hope the GoFundMe is able to help you rebuild your lives.

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