Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ramblings

We (my brothers and I) own a couple of rentals. They are both small mobile homes on the same lot. They've been in the family for awhile - at least 10+ years. Anyways, my brother that lives next door called yesterday morning. The renters' kids were playing with matches in the bedroom and caught the place on fire. It burned pretty muchly to the ground. Noone was hurt and my brother and another guy with garden hoses kept the nearby houses from catching fire. But the rental itself is gone as are all the belongings of the family. We didn't have insurance and the renters didn't have insurance. Kind of a bummer all the way around. My brother is supposed to send pictures and when he does I'll post them.

I also received an email that I could fully relate to. And considering I drive about 90 miles a day I could relate to it. So I wanted to share!

This is my Piggy Bank AFTER filling up with gas...


8 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, that is too funny!!! Thanks for the chuckle:)

Tammy
SBS4

Littlekel90 said...

Oooh, Jane, I am so sorry for you all. It is a shame you didn't have insurance on the mobile home at least you would have had that for that poor skinny piggy. I can totally relate. My piggy got so scrawny he blew away, I guess. I haven't seen him in a while. *wink*

Take care and Thank God no one was injured! Kelly L

ya ya's mom said...

Wow Jane, sorry about the fire. That sucks super big time. I know that doesn't sound thoughtful, but I didn't know what else to say. Please know I'm bummed for you and will keep ya'll in my thoughts. Glad the renters were ok. janelle

Jan Scholl said...

I don't dive but maybe 3000 miles a year but I religiously keep track of fill ups,mileage etc. I went from Thanksgiving to February without buying gas (two times down with the flu bug will do that) so there it was-2.56 the day after thanksgiving and then 3.34 for Valentines day. pretty sucky. and I get 36 mpg.

Seleise said...

yikes! I'm glad no one was hurt.

catt871 said...

That is hilarious!!!!(the pig bank, not the fire!) The fire - that sucks!! Sorry to hear that happened!!! ICK!!

Marcia said...

Jane, I am so sorry for the loss. At least everyone is okay. And that picture is so funny - I am going to share this with my friends, because we all complain ridiculously here about petrol prices!

scrappernic said...

Oh boy! At $70 to fill my van the last time, I can totally relate to that!

I'm sorry about the fire--that's so sad. At least everyone was ok.