If you follow me on twitter (@TheRoyGreenShow) you know that on Monday of this week we had a serious fire at our home. My wife and I thank everyone who sent supportive email and otherwise contacted us with their messages of support.
The damage is significant and the house at present is worked on by several crews (cleaning, movers, electronics, dry cleaners and general contractor) simultaneously. Our insurance company has to date been excellent and began working with us immediately and proactively.
Fortunately we are in the habit of leaving our alarm system armed whenever we leave home. It was the smoke detector and a call by the alarm company to the fire department which saved the house. Had that not happened, there would be nothing left at all.
My advice to everyone reading this posting is take nothing for granted as far as the fire safety of your home is concerned. I’ve had long conversations with the fire Chief who suggests a regular audit of wiring by a certified electrician, never leaving a laptop computer running when not necessary because they run so hot and being extremely careful about the kinds of extension cords you have in use and purchasing the best power bars your budget can absorb.
We have lost many personal items, but the most important thing is there were no injuries. Our dogs were also out of the house at the time of the fire.
A house fire is something we believe will only happen to someone else. I certainly did until the call from our security company and my wife and I arriving home with the street filled with fire trucks.
Firefighters are incredibly brave men and women. They truly are heroes who risk their lives for others.
I will post here as possible over the next few days. Hope to only miss one weekend of the program.
Thank you to Corus management and my colleagues who are so incredibly supportive. Particular thanks to Charles Adler “for your constant friendship and your call.”
Michael Bentley, SierraSil president and Dean Mailey, head of Fusion Communications Group have been great.
Thank you again everyone for your kind words. They mean a great deal.
Please protect your home. In every way possible.