3 Doors Down…

3 Doors Down

On Sunday, July 2nd this house – 3 doors down from ours – was hit by lightning. The owners were not home, but their dogs were. The firefighters got them out in time.

Mike & Jason were not home when it happened, but it is never a good feeling to come home and see 3 fire trucks blocking off your street.

Today, when I returned from Austin, was the first time I saw the damage.

I spent time in Austin discussing my house plans with Tara, pouring over Domino magazines for ideas, working on a color scheme and decorating ideas in my head. I came home, inspired to purge the house. My own personal “Clean Sweep” show. We have too much stuff. Way too much stuff. Not all of it is bad stuff, but a lot of it is stuff that we don’t need, stuff that we don’t use. It is overloading to me. I can’t handle having all of this stuff any more. And as I passed their house and stopped to take this picture, I couldn’t help but think of the things that they lost. Treasured momentos to just basic everyday things.

It all makes me evaluate everything I own with a different eye, wondering if I would miss it if it was gone. Most things I would not miss at all. It is the same feeling I had after Hurricane Katrina. It is time to purge. I’m not using these things, and they deserve a good home. I’m devoting the rest of this week to go through things, room by room. It is time for things to move on.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

10 replies on “3 Doors Down…”

One of my worst fears is my house catching on fire when I’m not home and the dogs being stuck inside. I have security bars and the dogs are crated. I just can’t think about it. But I have seen stickers you can put on the doors and windows to alert the fire dept that there are pets inside. Must get some of those!

I’m sorry I missed the knitflixs. It would have been nice to meet you.

Thank goodness the lightening struck a home where no one was home (except the pups), thank goodness the firefighters got the pups out, and thank goodness for insurance! Your poor neighbors 🙁

I know exactly what you mean about “streamlining”… having “stuff” everywhere totally stresses me out!

Hope you’re well!

My house catching on fire is my worst fear. Every time I come home and see that it’s still standing I breathe a sigh of relief. I have no idea when it started, but I’ve been doing it for years. Freaks me out!
Glad you’re ok!

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