I'm back at work this morning. *cries*. I'm thankful for the great weather we had this past weekend, but man my vacation weather sucked hehe. But there are worst things in life than crappy weather.... My best friend's appartment burned down yesterday afternoon :( She's okay, she had called in sick from work that day and was taking a nap in her pyjamas when it happened. She said that she thought she wouldn't be able to get out.
It's an old victorian style house divided into appartment and she lives.. lived alone in an upstairs appartment. When she woke up the fire had already spread to the back of her appartment. scary!! I'm sooo glad that she's okay, but I couldn't sleep all night, thinking about how she's lost every single thing she owns. Everything she's worked since college for. Not only the new furniture, new computer, new kitchen things, new clothes etc that she bought in the last few months, but the saddest thing to me is the irreplaceable things : family pictures, Africa souvenirs, a vase she inherited from her grandfather, the letters exchanged between her and her biological mother, etc etc. The worst thing is that she didn't even have renter's insurance. I know I didn't think about getting that until I rented a house with Steph.
They don't even know yet what caused the fire, they're investigating. I'm trying to think of a way to help... the only thing I've come up so far is trying to scrounge up some money for a Wal-mart gift certificate so that she can at least buy the basics... toothbrush, underwear, shoes.... Does anyone have better suggestions ?