Friday, March 4, 2022

Update: Over Five Months After the Fire

For those who know me, I try to look at the bright side. I go back to our home almost every day.  There has been very little progress on the reconstruction. However, my garden surprised me with a strawberry, pineapple, and the start of the mango flowers.


It was September 24, 2021, when lightning struck our home. It seems longer than that. For over 30 years I paid our home owner's insurance. Never thought I would ever need it.

I assumed we would be back in our home by now, but they haven't submitted the following permits: Plumbing, Building, Mechanical, and Notice of Commencement. 

The project manager admitted they had not submitted the architectural plans due to lack of payment. I check weekly, but no luck yet.

A wise friend said it may take longer than 3 to 4 months. I'm glad I listened. The insurance would not have covered our stay if we did not find a place we could live for at least 9 months.

Progress or Lack of Progress

By the end of October 2021, the only thing the insurance company had done was clean out the debris left by the lightning and fire.

Where there should be walls and ceilings there was a tarp-like material providing cover. There was no closet, no bedroom, and no bathroom. Empty Space. Memories I could only remember through my imagination.

On February 11, 2022, the electricity was restored to part of the front of our house, den, and kitchen. Many of the outlets were covered because they were not up to code.

February 22, 2022. They started to replace the roof.

March 3, 2022
I checked the permits today and the Plumbing, Building, Mechanical, and Notice of Commencement have NOT BEEN SUBMITTED. The roof is waiting for an inspection so the tiles can be put on.

March 4, 2022
Friday I save to correspond with the attorney on the lack of progress.

That's it for now. I will keep you up to date.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

The American Peanut Council proclaims peanut butter one of America’s favorite foods. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, niacin, and folate. It is enjoyed by many of all ages.

Below are a few ways to enjoy peanut butter - be creative.

The National Peanut Board has a fun website filled with recipes, classroom activities, and fun facts. Did you know...

*It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

*There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

*By law, any product labeled "peanut butter" in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.

*Peanut butter has been banned in some schools due to peanut butter allergies. Make sure to read the ingredient label.

A Journey through the Years
with Peanut Butter

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1957

1960's Skippy Peanut Butter

Kraft Peanut Butter, 1987

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