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Rich Shealer9-Sep-21 4:47
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I've traveled for work over the last 20 years or so. At times I've stayed at hotels for two to three weeks at a time coming home for a few days and heading out again. Usually though it's for much shorter periods. My wife made that possible by being home for the kids when I couldn't.

The worst time a way from home was after a fire that took out seven homes in our block. We stayed with family and friends for a few days at a time until the insurance started covering a hotel. It was about four weeks in the room until we found a suitable house to rent, we weren't going to be able to go back home anytime soon.

The biggest weirdness was knowing that we and our neighbors suffered a "tragedy", but the familiar world around us was going on as normal. Seeing news stories about the hurricanes and fires that wipe out large areas are so much greater than what we had experienced as we could still buy gas and groceries and get around. We just had no place that was "home".

The fire happened in 2008 on the Monday before U.S. Thanksgiving. I remember reading an article Thanksgiving morning in the local paper about people being thankful. One story was about another fire that happened several years before. The guy they were interviewing said something like, "It takes time to get back to normal. Everything about your daily life is going to be different for awhile. But slowly you get back to it."

He was right. All is well now. We were able to get away from a deteriorating neighborhood and with a job change live in a different state. But I never view news about families losing their homes the same way again. When there is a donation can out, I rarely pass it by without making a donation.
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