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Devastating Fire Need Vibes

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I am not good at sharing or posting but I really need some good wishes.

Sunday my husband and I recieved a call that there was smoke and fire trucks at our cooking school we bought last year. When we got there the fire was put out and the fire marshall explained what happened. The business below us had a fire in the chimney of their wood burning stove. (They sell wood fired pizzas) The fire spread to the second floor where we are through the outside wall. The firemen had to bust down both doors rip our floor and walls out to contain the fire. The back of our school is a mess and we are effectively out of business. And the front kitchen was a mess with water everywhere.

We have worked so hard this past year, painting, redocorating, building the business to the point we were just beginning to see great possiblities. I almost burst into tears at all the damage. We took pictures and now we are at the mercy of the business below us insurance which we have not heard anything from nor do we know who the insurance is. I am trying to be strong but almost lost it today when my husband broke down because almost everything we have is tied up in this business. Emotionally as well as financially. As small business owners we don't have much and have done all of this ourselves. We have some money put away to pay the bills while we are out of commission but we have to cancel all our classes and all our jobs for we don't know how long so there will be no revenue coming in and we don't have much in reserve.

But we are grateful that no one is hurt. That the fire was contained quickly and did not consume everything. I know my higher power has a plan and that things will work out but right now I am at a loss. We have options to keep our business going while the kitchen if being rebuilt. But it is freezing here and there is no heat or water at our business but we have to be there to inventory and throw out all the food we had, to board up all the holes and empty the pipes. There is so much to do we are just overwhelmed.

Please if you have any wishes, prayers, vibes for us to have stregnth, not to get mired in self pity and doubt, I would appreciated it.

post #2 of 25
Tricia, I am sending all the good vibes I can to you and your husband right now..........stay strong!
post #3 of 25
We're pulling for you!
post #4 of 25
Tricia, I'm so sorry you and your husband are having to deal with all this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
post #5 of 25
Oh thats awful! You and your hubby are in my thoughts and I hope everything works out in the end!
post #6 of 25
You are in my thoughts and prayers, I know exactly what you are going through right now, except mine was our home. Please pm me if you just need someone to talk too.

post #7 of 25
I'm so sorry - my best wishes to you and your husband.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much everyone. I just needed to get it out and have a little cry. I have a kit on my lap warming me up from the freezing day and you all have given me a boost to pull it together for when my husband gets home. I didn't realize how much I needed the hugs.

post #9 of 25
I'm soo sorry.. I know alot of ladies that have gone through this at work,, and after all the work they put into it after the fire, they were very happy with all the new stuff they got...

It's just going to make your place a much better place with new things from insurance...

Lots of vibes,, and strength prayers towards your way...

post #10 of 25
Oh honey, hugs and kittykisses from KittenKiya's Clan.
post #11 of 25
hugs are all I can send from over here in Aussie land,but you can have all the hugs you and your husband need until everything is fixed up.

With luck it won't take too long. Be strong.
post #12 of 25
Good luck
post #13 of 25
Sending prayers and hugs from Mississippi for the both of you.

post #14 of 25
awwww how heartbreaking Please keep us updated on how everything goes.

If you ever need some hugs, please please know that we are here for you
post #15 of 25
oh gosh, Tricia, that's horrible! I'm sending mega vibes and lota of hugs that everything works out for you and your hubby {{{{}}}}}}
post #16 of 25
I am so sorry that this has happened to your cooking school. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it is devastating all the same when you have put your heart into something.

I wish you and hubby the best of luck in rebuilding
post #17 of 25
I hope you can get everything cleaned up and that the insurance company settles quickly to get you and your husband back on your feet.
Vibes to you((((())))))
post #18 of 25
I am so sorry to hear about this Tricia. I hope for your sake that the other business' insurance company pulls through. And I hope things will be even better than before for you both.
post #19 of 25
What a terrible thing to happen, especially since you are at the mercy of another company and their insurance right now. I hope it all works out in the end, but good vibes to be strong right now.
post #20 of 25
Thank goodness that no one was hurt. The Brat Pack sends you a big kitty hug and our prayers that things work themselves out quickly.
post #21 of 25
Tricia.. fear to faith.. it's gonna work out for sure I am sending you some prayers for strength through this tough time.
post #22 of 25
That's terrible. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
post #23 of 25
I can't even imagine what you are going through, Thank God you are safe
post #24 of 25
I'm so sorry
I hope you hear from the insurance company soon.
post #25 of 25
sending more hugs
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