Schedule of loss
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
There is such a thing and we have just received ours in the wake of the fire at our house.
It doesn't have many things, about 90 lines, many involving multiple items that the insurer suggests we write off. Some are precious and we will probably retrieve them anyway, but I am trying to hang on to the idea that it is all just stuff. And that it is a first world problem: Many people in the world don't have 90 things to lose.
Much of our stuf will be restored to us when we move into our rebuilt home. And I will be careful what I allow in. We have been in that house for 20 years, so here will be a great opportunity to let our possessions earn their place.
I will practice Marie Kondo's methodology for every item, and ask 'does this spark joy?' At the moment thinking of those things just makes me feel sad.
DH is going to look at the salvaged things tomorrow and FaceTime me so I can make decisions about some things. They all seem so far away. But I'm glad I'm not going. Instead I will be enjoying a friend's company for the afternoon. She is coming to stay with me for a few days. I think it is gong to rain so we will walk in the rain and play cards.
I've been soaking up the peace here with the background sounds of birds and the river.
Meanwhile the walls and ceilings have been stripped from each of the three floors of our home. We think it will be ten months before we are in the house. I keep reminding myself that it isn't 'back home' because it won't be the same home. Somehow we have to find it in ourselves to decorate and shape our new space. Luckily we have several friends who are architects and spatial designers, so we won't be short of ideas.
That,s how it's rolling for me at the moment, how about you, Sparkfriends?