It may have been luck or by the grace of God that I am here to write you all today. I have been in the hospital the last couple days, being treated for burns and smoke inhalation due to my house being on fire. I returned from an hour long walk with my dog, only to discover smoke coming from my house. I called 911 from a neighbors and then went in to the house filled with intense flames several times and rescued 3 of my 5 cats. When the fire dept showed up I was forcibly barred from re-entering the house. It was at this time, the shock subsided enough for me to realize that my clothes melted to my skin, my beard was charred and that I inhaled a lot of smoke. I spent the next days more worried about the two remaining cats as I was being treated. It was when I was later discharged that I found the other two cats and can only thank God that only possessions were lost.
It is only now that I realized that I stared death in the eye, and that looking back, probably shouldn’t have went in to a burning fire so many times.
My house is structurally sound yet, the electric and other utilities were cut, and will not be restored till I prove the house stable enough. It isn’t livable and I am staying with a neighbor until I can get the funds to move in somewhere else. I lost everything, clothes, car keys, ID, bank cards, furniture of thousands of dollars merchandise that I sell to make a living and many treasured family heirlooms and pics. Added to list is all the shtf stuff I been saving like canned food and other prepper stuff.
So needless to say, my ability to be on the site is going to be quite limited. And I frankly have no idea when I will ever be able to be on again regularly.
I do hate to ask, but if you are in a position to donate items , gift cards or merchandise to help me get back on my feet again, I would be ever so grateful. My temp address is c/o JR - 824 Oak, Columbus, Ohio, 43205. If you like to send some funds through paypal, please use firstname.lastname@example.org, and note that its for me and not for the 12160 site operations.
I do feel truly blessed that my beloved pets survived and that I am in overall good health as a result of this fire.
I would like Tara to take over as chief admin of the site in my absence.
I will miss you all till I can return. James