We had Mr. and Mrs. Fire over with their 2 girls over on Sunday for a little afternoon craziness. The girls ran around the backyard doing whatever it is that kids do to entertain themselves. The adults caught up on stuff like, have you found a place to rent and really how much is the insurance going to cover?
So far they have only gotten a check for $600, for living expenses to hold them over until their situation can be further assessed. There will be a lot more money paid out, as in hundreds of thousands of dollars but right to rebuild their house, but for now they are fronting all costs. They were given a work book to list everything that was in the house so they can be given money for the replacement value of it. For example, let’s say you bought a TV 5 years ago for $1000 and to replace that same TV today is $300, the insurance will give you the $300. Can you imagine trying to list everything in your house? Take pictures people. Open your closets, cabinets and drawers and snap a quick photo. It takes a while but in a situation like this, totally worth it.
Here’s the scenario and question of the day…Mrs. Fire went out last week to buy an outfit for a friend’s party, since she basically has only one suit case of clothes. She went out and spent $525 on a pair of shoes, a pair of black pants, a pair of jeans, a blouse and a cardigan.
A. Splurge because, WTF… I just lost EVERYTHING and deserve to buy my self a little bit of happiness?
B. Be conservative with my money because I just lost EVERYTHING and I there’s a lot of things I’ll need to replace?
And a wedding update (or rather another RANT) and the 2nd question of the day. Now The Bride wants to have another flowergirl along with The Little Miss and wants to co-ordinate dresses for the girls. Should I just bow out of having The Little Miss be a flower girl, since I'm fairly confident she won't walk down the aisle in front of all 200 guests all by herself? The original plan was that if needed, she would walk with her Dad or I would walk with her. I'm leaning toward bowing out. What do you think?