Last night in Verdun, a four-alarm fire started in the kitchen of a duplex and spread through the roof to neighbouring buildings. No one was injured, but about 15 people from four apartments on Melrose St. are homeless.© The Gazette (Montreal) 2006
We’re ok, we’re a little homeless at the moment so we’re staying at Shawn’s parents’ place for a while. None of us were hurt which is the important part. It wasn’t our kitchen, it was the one above us. Our place is trashed with water and holes and smoke.
So, I’ll be a little out of touch for a while. I’ll be checking emails when I get a chance, and when I get back to work (which is NOT today).
It’s the worst feeling walking down the street on your way home and having fire trucks just keep whizing by you and you KNOW they’re going to YOUR home. Sigh.
**UPDATE** We went back today, in daylight, to see what was what. Ugh. It’s not pretty. Luckily most of our stuff was under tarps that the firemen put up. They were pretty good at covering almost anything that was coverable. The only thing I seem to be missing is my digital camera (which sucks since I was going to take photos for insurance purposes…) but maybe that got tossed under something. I don’t know. Our floors, walls and celings are trashed and it looks as though we’ll be living with the inlaws for a while. I really hope it DOES and CAN be fixed soon because I want to go back home. It’s near impossible trying to find an apartment in Montreal when you have ONE dog, let alone two, and I am pretty darn sure we wouldn’t be approved for a mortgage on our salaries. So, who knows. Thanks for all the well wishes.. we are only able to use our cell phones now since our home phone is trashed and well, no electicity or anything. So, if you happen to be one of those people who does have our cell numbers, you can contact us. 😉
Back to work tomorrow to continue counting down the days until I start my new job.