This week's Madhouse topic is Fire. That's a toughie. While I have never experienced the trauma of a house fire, a very close friend of mine did (it was before we met). She and her son lost everything, including a few beloved furry family members. I can't even imagine the pain.
To add insult to injury, her home insurance is astronomical now. She's a single mom, trying to do the best for her son and then the insurance company jacks up the rate because of a fire that was NOT THEIR FAULT? This is one reason I can't stand insurance companies. Sure, I know it's necessary, but it's also highway robbery in my book.
You can pay and pay and pay for YEARS, then the second something does happen and you need it, you get punished for needing it. It's not likely that your house is going to burst into flames every other year or anything like that. I don't think any sane human wants their house to catch on fire.
My friend doesn't like to talk about the fire. I can see the pain in her eyes. It's too bad the insurance companies only see the bottom line ($$$) and not what is in the best interest of their customers. There! That's my rant o' the day, hooligans!
Have a great Wednesday!
This is only a partial list of Madhouse participants...I'm working on adding other links, so please bare with me! :-)
Sara – yoyu mama
JMLC – Daydreams and Ruminations
Batty – Batty’s Adventures in Spooky Knitting
Barb – Spencer Hill Spinning & Dyeing
G – Not-A-Box
Evil Twin’s Wife – The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
Louise – Child of Grace
Allison – Allimonster Speaks
Heather – She Flies With Her Own Wings
Melanie – usually, things happen
Jennifer – Ask Poops, Please