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        08-29-2010, 11:27 PM
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    Wow! How horrible. So many times I try to tell my daughter how life can change in a blink of an eye when your least expecting it. She's 17, so she just rolls her eyes and says, "Oh mom, you just worry too much." I'm so glad that everyone there and all the animals were safe and sound from the fire. (((((BIG HUGS))))) being sent your way and if you need anything just holler.

    Ps. We have a volunteer fire dept too. My hubby is part of it, and while just ordinary men during the day, they don't hesitate to become heroic firefighters when the need arises. Volunteer firefighters are amazing men. Cudos to them!!
         
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        08-30-2010, 12:25 AM
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    O my gosh!! Smrobs I am so sorry, HUGS. Im so glad everyone is ok.
         
        08-30-2010, 12:34 AM
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    Green Broke
    So glad that no one was hurt!!!! I can't imagine. Sending good thoughts to you anyway! I can only imagine how stressful it must be. Hang in there!
         
        08-30-2010, 12:36 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Wow that's tough I hope yo guys had fire insurance. I'm soo glad that no lives where lost or injured . Goodluck PM me as well if there's anything that I can do to help.
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        08-30-2010, 01:28 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Thanks you guys but we are incredibly fortunate. Just got the first bit of good news. Dad talked to the insurance guy this morning and he will be there within the next couple of days to evaluate and since it was a total loss, it looks like they are going to cut us a check right then for the coverage of the barn itself. We are going to spend the next few days taking inventory of everything that was destroyed or is ruined beyond recovery, including harness, tack, and everything else that was being stored in there. After we figure all that out, they will get us another check to cover the losses there too. That makes me feel much better about being able to get started on plans for a new barn without worrying about having to come up with $20,000-$30,000 out of pocket. Talk about finally being able to breathe a sigh of relief.

    I really appreciate ya'lls concern and support, and it looks like everything is going to work out okay.

    ((((((Hugs)))))) Back to all of you too.
         
        08-30-2010, 01:38 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Wow...I am so thankful that everyone turned out okay. Barn fires are the stuff of nightmares. I wish I could give you a hug, that is just so darn terrifying!
    Great to hear how the community rallied together to help. I can get cynical about people these days but stuff like this is a good reminder that there is still a heck of a lot of good in this world, still.

    What do you have in mind for the new barn? :)
         
        08-30-2010, 01:43 PM
      #17
    Showing
    Something much smaller that will have kindof an overhang where the horses in the pens can run inside. Since we don't have show horses anymore (haven't for more than 10 years), we don't have a need for box stalls. They are too much work to keep a horse in and having more room is better for the horse anyway. It will be more like a large run-in shed with an enclosed tack room. You can bet here in a few weeks/months when it's finished, I will be posting the crap out of some pictures.
         
        08-30-2010, 01:53 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Looking forward to it. We have been ruminating about barn designs and the run-in type with tack room is one of the more favourable choices, given our space.
    Out with the old, in with the new, as they say...only wish it hadn't occurred in such a traumatic fashion for you!
         
        08-30-2010, 02:31 PM
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the new barn!! When I use to live in NM, I boarded my horse in a barn that I really loved. I would like to build something like that here for my horses. (on a smaller scale.)

    Ps..if you need someone to air out your saddle, send it this way. I'll be more than happy to use..err..air it out for you!
         
        08-30-2010, 03:10 PM
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    Oh my gosh!

    I'm glad you all are okay. I'ts amazing how people can find their community spirit when something like that happens. Still very sorry for it that this had to happen.

    Looking forward to pictures of the new barn too.
         

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