Just a quick note to advise that I won't be checking TOH each day as we suffered a house fire last Tuesday....one bedroom destroyed and smoke/heat damage elsewhere. No personal injury as we were out when it occurred. Traced to a bedside radio which must have shorted and from there the flammable man-made materials which seem to be the standard for furnishings these days allowed the fire to take hold. Luckily neighbours used garden hoses to get water through the bedroom windows and the fire was out before the brigade arrived but the room was very badly damaged.
Currently in temp accommodation...probably for a couple of months. I only have a slow old laptop and dodgy internet connection so am limiting usage to email checks once per day.
My goodness Bruce!!! One of the fears I've always have had. Material items can all be replace.....thank goodness you and your family are fine and it didn't happen in the night. As they say.....things could have been a lot worse I'm sure!!!
I'm sure I can speak for others when I tell you that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!
Steve R. SgtMajor, USMC, (Retired)
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way." Mark Twain