Posts Tagged ‘wildfire’

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild

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After losing our home in the Tubbs fire in October of 2017, we finally just broke ground on our rebuild a few weeks ago and are scheduled to pour our foundation in about a week – over 18 months later.

But back then, we didn’t necessarily know what we were going to do. Should we rebuild? Should we sell the lot and buy a new house? Could we build a manufactured home on my parents’ lot out in the country? Could we sell the lot and build a new house somewhere else?

If you’re in a similar spot after losing your house to a fire, hopefully you can learn from our experience.

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How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #1 Learn to Say Yes

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I’ve never been good at accepting help. Call it pride, call it stubbornness, but it’s one of my biggest faults. In college, I literally failed courses because I thought that going to my professor to tell him or her that I was struggling meant that I was admitting I was weak. We all suffer from this to some extent, but I am ashamed to admit that it took me 34 years to learn my lesson.

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