I have been neglecting my blog writing the past few days and feel bad about that. I have been working on my reviews and Giveaway Events planning. Here is my absence excuse then a list of what I AM working on…
On Friday (YES, the 13th) at 4 am I awoke to a phone call from my husband who happens to be at his yearly conference in Nashville to say “Erinn, just got a call from Alison (his ex-wife and my step son’s mom) that Alan’s (my stepson) house is on fire! I guess it is bad. Can you make calls as I am in conference now” (Nashville is 3 hours ahead) so my husband is whispering to me while a speaker is talking) I am immediately told kids are OK and next door to their house (which is my husband’s Uncle’s house) and my mind immediately went to my Father-in-law! Yes! This story has 2 parts.
Part 1: Fast forward with my Stepson. House fire started by oil heater too close to Puppy’s bed which sits beside couch-not official, but have to assume right now). Smoke alarms in home and did NOT go off. My son’s GF heard crackling and her curiosity is what saved them! It is a small, older home and their bedroom is right off the living room that was burning. They grabbed the Puppy, keys, her purse had already melted to the nightstand from the immediate heat of them opening bedroom door and they ran out the front door. A few hours later..my son has no phone, wallet, shoes, clothes (ran out barefoot in boxers in 27 degree weather). The fire contained to entire living room , but heat melted anything plastic around the house including fridge in farthest are of home. INTENSE! So the rest of the day was opening my wallet! I took him away from the hectic aftermath quietly and we shopped for new shoes, clothes, wallet, belt. Went to bank to get get temporary ID, Verizon to order his new phone (luckily it was insured, but still $170 his portion). They lost everything!
Part 2: They were renting my Father-in-laws home he raised all the kids in! My FIL this past year had my MIL leave him, had to let the house go (although it was in loan modification process, so have to see which insurance is responsible in this situation), put 2 dogs down this year-one just on Wed. (his dogs are his life!). It is so sad! My mom is his Realtor trying to fix the house modification mess as he just stopped making the payments and moved to my SIL home. To now to have him see his home in ruins is sad! He is sad and my poor Stepson is so sick over it. (My stepson has yet to go back and see the place-he says he just can’t bear it right now). He feels so guilty for the loss of his Grandparents home.
Please watch those space heaters and check you detectors. We didn’t even think about it. They are 19, we should have known they won’t think about that until needed!
Back to business! Here is what I have coming up:
5 giveaway Events I have joined!
-January 17 “Playing With Fire” Kindle Giveaway
-January 24 “Valentine’s Date Night” $20 Applebees Gift card, Flower delivery and a romantic movie
-February 4 “Hopping For Your Honey” I am offering $30 EdenFantasys Gift Card
-February 15 “The Grand Event” a very, very large CASH amount $1,000!!!
-February 15 “March for Cash” Prize announced later 🙂
I am currently doing 3 reviews:
K5 Learning: Review and Giveaway coming soon!
Fit Mom’s For Life: Review and Giveaway coming soon!
Cook’n Recipe Organizer: Review and Giveaway starts Friday Jan 20!
I am also awaiting 2 more products that I will review and offer Giveaways in the next month or 2!