Things have been pretty trying for me the last two weeks. Last Monday, just before leaving for work, my outside electrical panel had and issue and caused a fire in the panel as well as in my kitchen behind my stove. The damage was relatively minor, thanks to the the fact that when it happened at 5am I was awake and hadn’t left for work yet. Had either of those two variables changed, the odds are I wouldn’t have a house right now. I am extremely thankful to God that it was as minor as it was.
As these things go, it has been relatively smooth. Our electrician had everything repaired/replaced the day after the fire and by the time he left we had power once again. Our insurance company (Travelers) was out on Monday afternoon to start the claims processes and by Thursday we had our claim documents and we had the check a week after the fire. The cleaners have been in our house all week cleaning up the smoke damage and the contractor is coming out tomorrow to estimate the kitchen repairs. The stove was a total loss, and I cannot replace it until the kitchen work is complete.
Here is some of the damage: