I am getting a lot of e-mails asking for the logistics of our situation. So I’m going to try to outline everything and I honestly don’t mind questions, so if I leave something out feel free to ask.
1. We did have insurance. Unfortunately like everyone else in the world we were somewhat under-insured but we did have insurance.
2. We are most likely not going to re-build. The house is a total loss. It has to be bulldozed, all of the debris cleared away and then the foundation inspected. Even with all of that we aren’t sure we can ever live there again after what happened. We think we will pay off our mortgage, demolish the house, and sell the lot and buy something else.
3. I am having my dogs cremated.
4. We do need and could use money. I am not begging, I am truly just answering a question. Right now the insurance company hasn’t paid out anything and since we’ve lost everything we owned we’ve drained our bank accounts and some of my mom’s to put clothes on the kids. There is a fund at Wells Fargo bank here in Gillette. It’s under Tera Harvel and Stephanie Hyne. You can e-mail Tera for the information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The kids are really set on clothes, lots of their family bought them clothes so truly they have plenty.
6. We are still living with my mom and dad. They are working on a place for us to live. They have to put us up for 12 months, but as of yet they haven’t found one so we are still at my mom’s house.
7. I am not emotionally stable enough to move yet anyway.
8. We are trying to start looking at this as a fresh start, a brand new life. It’s not easy no matter how many people say it or suggest it.
9. There is nothing in the house worth saving shy of my curio cabinet my grandpa built and my cedar chest he built. Even those we aren’t sure will be saveable but we are going to try. All photos, books, photo albums, etc… are gone.
10. The kids are handling it OK. Joey is having nightmares, Elizabeth wants to go “bye-bye home” and they have some new toys but not all of what they lost obviously. But they are adjusting with the help of family and in Joey’s case the school social worker.
The corrected News Record article says Campco but like everything else they printed it before verifying so the fund is definitely at Wells Fargo.
I think that’s all. I’m sure there’s some things I am leaving out so feel free to ask if I did.