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RE: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade. When Life Gives You Black Mold, Get the Hell Out!

in #freewrite4 years ago

very interesting to hear about other people's tragedies! I agree with moderndayhippie, you kept your family and your wits together and wrote a new chapter in your life which you treasure.
bythe way, my wife and I dealt with black mold all the time in our real estate business, 12 years, and almost everything except the cloth furniture could have been totally cleaned and restored so I don't know who you got your information from but they're dead wrong. you didn't have to lose all your stuff.

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I didn't and don't consider it a tragedy. It was an upheaval, for sure. But it was 16 years ago and do you know how many of those things I've truly missed?

A video tape that I made, interviewing my grandma before she died (I tore the house apart looking for it and never found it) and the photo albums of my kids.

That's it. It really REALLY brought home how unimportant "stuff" is to me. Before that I saved everything and considered everything to be important to remember things by. It really isn't. We had our health and our family and we got to go on a grand adventure.

It wouldn't have mattered if we could have saved all of the 'stuff' because we were poor and really got ripped off by the insurance company. We wouldn't have had anywhere to PUT all of the 'stuff' anyway. So in the end, it all evens out. That's what I've learned from several of our ups and downs.

yes you learned an important lesson early on.
thank you Byn and God bless you guys up there!

Thank you @janton You are an awesome guy and such an encouragement. I appreciate all of your comments.

oh thank you...well ya know, your gift is creating worlds where
people can get absorbed into and escape whatever is going on in
their lives and I think that provides a restorative break as well as
entertainment of course and I believe such a gift is going to be
recognized and rewarded somehow and hopefully sooner than
later!
hey you're almost at 60! that's a milestone no?
I'm just trying to get to 50 and it seems like a struggle.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I thought you were asking if I was almost 60 years old! :) Lol. I thought, "Wow, that is the first time someone has thought I was older than I really am!"

:) Keep posting, commenting and voting. Your score will keep rising. TO be honest, I don't understand all of it myself!!! It gets harder the higher your score goes, too.

lol! had you wondering what kind of question is THAT?
yes I heard that it slows way down the higher you go..
that's just..great.
ok your Rep 60 number is quite a milestone.

Check out steemauto.com I believe that you can set your auto votes to vote at less than 100% and maybe making more votes will make it raise faster? (I don't REALLY understand how these things work!!!) Or invest some cash to bump it up a bit so that your steem power goes over 500. With steem being so low right now, that might be the way to go.

I really wish I understood it all more, because even watching my own reputation rise, even when I'm paying close attention, I don't understand why it seems to go faster at some points than it does at other times!

thanks Byn I hadn't heard of steemauto before, I'll check it out.
and I don't think hardly anyone really understands how it all works, there are too many variables and algorithms.

ha, that title above kinda sounds suicidal, get the hell out of life!

ALSO, @janton if you haven't yet, you should check out @steemitbloggers It is a discord group but it has been a TREMENDOUS help to me in learning how to grow on steemit as well as connecting with a lot of others on here.

Also check out the #freewrite challenges with @mariannewest because that is the first thing I found on steemit and was also an amazing help to me as far as networking, meeting likeminded people and growing my account.

thank you Byn I'll do that!

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