Apr. 18th, 2010

Fire

Apr. 18th, 2010 08:06 am
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My room caught fire last night.  Our smoke detector didn't work and neither did the fire extinguishers.  I've already gone through 2 small kitchen fires previously, so I've developed a strong paranoia about fires starting.  So while I was taking a shower last night... I smelled something weird.  I quickly put a towel around me and ran for my room.  The fire had already started.

I called 911 while my mom drenched some towels in water to put out the fire.  The fire was already out when the fire department and police came.  Me, my brother and my mom were so lucky that the fire was contained in my room.  Unfortunately, my mom got 2nd degree burns on her hands.  She doesn't have insurance and she had to pay a butt load of money just so the hospital attendants can ignore her.  $1,500 later... all they gave her was Vicodin.

I was afraid that the cause of fire was my stupid scented candle.  However, according to the fireman, it was my TV.  So now my TV is long gone.  My room is covered in soot and I don't even know where to start the clean-up process.  The wall where my TV was is now charred and I don't know if it can be saved.  I'm going to Home Depot today so that I can get some cleaning supplies.  Then I'll take a day off from work tomorrow so that I can wash all my clothes.

The whole thing keeps replaying in my head.  I wish it would stop.  I'll probably be without a TV for a while (or... perhaps forever) cuz I'd like to pay my mom back for the hospital bills and I can't afford to buy a new TV.  Of course, I'd have to cancel my TiVo service...

I also had to sleep over my sister's place because I couldn't stand being in my room.  It still smells like smoke and and brings back memories of what had happened.  

::sighs::

I hope my mom is okay. 
Will the fire department bill us for their services???  What about 911?  Can we afford to pay?
I'm dreading the clean-up process.  Any tips?

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