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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Our house burned down today

I don't think I'll be posting for a while.  Our house burned down today.  All family,  dog,  puppies and chicks are safe.  House,  jeep and suburban are total loss.  We have the clothes on our backs and my cell phone.  Family and friends are helping as much as they can.  I am grateful for everyone's safety.

OJD

52 comments:

Jason and Michelle said...

I am so, so sorry for you and your family..

Anonymous said...

We are saddened by your incredible loss, but thankful that you and your family are OK. Providence will provide.......... Keep the Faith, brother..............

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thanks

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Agreed and thank you

Tombstone Livestock said...

wow if it wasn't for bad luck in the last several months doesn't seem like you have had any luck at all. So hoping everything was looking up with this new job and the new house after all the problems with Oklahoma ordeal. So sorry, hope the fire dept put you in contact with the Red Cross for some assistance.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I said the same thing. This year has been incredible. I'm Meeting with the Red Cross at 10 a.m. Tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.

Crustyrusty said...

OMG... praying for you guys

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear this. Thankful that God protected you & the family. Everything else is just stuff, I know because I also lost a house. Family is all there is. Stay strong...

Anonymous said...

Please say you had renter's insurance in place. Devastating. If you reconsider about blogging, just for a way to vent or process, I was wondering if you could set up a paypal account for those of us who would like to help.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for all you have lost but thankful that all lives were saved. There is only one way to go from here and that is upward. Praying for you from PA.

Swamp Dog said...

Prayers for you and your family. Just remember, family is irreplaceable, the rest of it is just STUFF! Good luck and best wishes!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss; glad everyone is OK. Helps put things in perspective for me, at least, as to what is truly valuable. Sending prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for this devastation that has been visited up your family. Sending hugs and prayers from Wyoming.
sidetracksusie

Rob said...

I am shocked. Glad everyone is safe.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Cali. Please keep us updated when possible.

Adrienne said...

OMGosh! I am so sorry for you, but thankful that all of you are safe. Prayers...

steve said...

So glad that you are all safe. What a disaster for your family, you have way too much tragedy in you life lately!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! I'm going to head to the support us tab now on the blog...

Jim Rawles said...

We are praying for you! Knowing insurance companies, I doubt that your coverage will be sufficient. Please post your Bitcoin account number, PayPal address, and a snail mail address of a trusted relative, for donations.

May God Bless You, in Adversity!

Jim Rawles
Editor, www.SurvivalBlog.com

Dizzy-Dick said...

I am oh so sorry, and here I thought you found your paradise. Let us hope that the future brings nothing but great things for you and the family. Glad everyone is OK.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Oh yes, I also mentioned you on my blog and gave a link to your web site.

Linda in SoCal said...

I am so sorry to hear about this, but so relieved that everyone made it out alive. Be careful with the Red Cross, unless they have changed policy recently, you will have to repay any assistance. This happened to my aunt.

Hopefully you will be able to find another rental house quickly. If your area has a yahoo freecycle group, try to join it. This would allow the possibility to get some much needed household items to restart with until they could be replaced later. I have used this group in my own area to give away what was no longer needed, and also to receive things that I did need at no cost.

Again, I'm so glad that everyone made it out, I'll be praying for your family, God will provide.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I am just now reading some posts on my cell phone. I left my phone with wifey while I went and rummage through the ashes all day. We manage to find some valuable things. I even found her wedding

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Ring. Neighbors and friends from church bought us church clothes. Leaving for church now. Will update tonight with pics of the damage.

PayPal donations = lisajones515@hotmail.com

God Bless you all.

Lisa Woody said...

Prayers for you from Texas. Be strong in the Lord. The Enemy has been at work in your life. God must have big things planned for you. Do not despair. Rest in Him.

I'll echo the previous poster: Please set up a Paypal account so those who wish to help can.

Tricia said...

I am so sorry but also so thankful for the safety of your family. I will be praying for you and your family.

K said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your possessions, but Thank God you and family are safe. Things can be replaced...

LB said...

Folks there is a "donate" button under the support us tab. Might be the easiest way to help out. OJD - prayers going up for your family.

PioneerPreppy said...

Yikes, that looks like quite the flaming mess. Sorry about the jeep man. Glad everyone is safe.

Matt said...

I'm thankful that your family and pets are safe.

Man, I'm so sorry this happened.

Lady Hawke said...

Tears falling as prayers are on the way. So sorry for this loss. God will provide. The evil one is working so hard against you all. You have a story that is threatening to him. Be strong. God will bring you through it. We will keep watch and wait for any posts that you may be able to do.

Anonymous said...

You can send donations via PayPal to: lisajones515@hotmail.com. Please pray for OJD and his family!

Very Sad. My prayers are with you and your family.

grammyprepper said...

GB you and your family, thankfully you are all safe, that is most important. Things can be replaced. Best wishes and prayers for you all...

Anonymous said...

Please post a snail mail address to send Money orders-some of us do not use the electronic money.

Anonymous said...

I'm in shock!! So very sorry to hear of this tragedy. Praying that things will be sorted quickly with regards to new living quarters and things you need. So glad to hear that everyone got out safely. Jenny

Practical Parsimony said...

That is so sad, horrifying. Fire is so scary. Our house burned when I was four-years-old. It remains a nightmare for me. I am glad you are all safe.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. Stay positive!

Anonymous said...

Hey buddy, hang in there and know that were pullin for ya and will lift you and your family to God in prayer!

butterbean said...

Howdy OJD,
After Oklahoma, what else could go wrong; BURN UP EVERYTHING !!!
MAN, If you had any luck this year, IT WAS BAD !!! SOMETHING GOOD HAS TO HAPPEN FOR Y'ALL !!!! We're still praying for all y'all, so, KEEP THE FAITH and trust the Lord, or as a friend always says F.R.O.G.(Fully Rely On GOD) !!!!
We have a BARN-FULL of ALL KINDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, if you need any, let us know...(1800 miles ROUND TRIP)

Love y'all,
Joyce & butterbean carpenter
RunningStar Ranch
Coleman county
TEXAS

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton said...

This is Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of NoisyRoom.net. We spoke just as we moved to OK. Please let me know how we can help you. We are there for you - terresa AT noisyroom.net.

Jim Rawles said...

I'm posting this quote in my blog tonight. I think that it is particularly apropos:

"God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials." - J.K. Gressett

Please give generously, folks.

Anonymous said...

Oh No! It seems like you and your family have been through the devil's snare and back this year. I am praying for God's blessings and good fortune out of this disaster. Please blog as you can-so many of us enjoy what you have to write.
-Stealth Spaniel

PJ said...

OJD,

Sorry to hear of your loss (via SB), I've posted a link to this as well as your paypal info on my site. I hope your recovery process starts soon and you are able to secure the assistance you need.

PJ

Brian said...

Oh no! But I'm so glad everyone is safe. You have been such a great help to us and your input to blog has been wonderful....you deserve so much better. We'll be sending out the donation link to everyone we can.

sardog said...

So sad for your loss. Prayers up. Will post a link on our website to get the word out.
Please post snail mail for those of us that don't use electronic money.

Anonymous said...

Just heart-wrenching. Praying for you an your family out in California.

Anonymous said...

I've never been to this site before, just hit from stumbleupon. I am deeply saddened for you and your family but am thankful for you all being safe. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

We just read about this on Jim Rawles Blog.

We've sent you folks a Paypal donation, and are praying for your family.

Please publish a trust-worthy snail mail address for money order and cash donations.

Heather Rangel said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. I'm also glad that you and you family was not Injured and yall are okay. I have a question what size clothing and shoes does your children wear as well as your wife and yourself.

Anonymous said...

info from survivalblog.com under Tuesday's date
PayPal to: lisajones515@hotmail.com
snail mail address where tangible donations can be sent is:


Orange Jeep Dad
2532 N. Fourth St. #230
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004-3712
more info at survivalblog.com

Harry Flashman said...

I'm sure sorry, man. You worked so hard to make it all happen and now this has to take place. But, everybody is safe. That's the most important thing.

Maryam said...

This blog is truly awesome in all aspects.
Jeep Compass

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