Here are some pictures in an album of their Motorhome after the Fire. Note the dripping water and foam drenching everything. This picture is blurry for some reason but when you look at it in the album, it clears up.
(click on picture to view the album)
|Bob and Kathleen Gomez fire 2009-12-05|
A few years of handling these type losses was enough for me. I started specializing in Automobile Personal Injury and Litigation. It was much easier for me to settle lawsuits with Attorneys and direct lawsuits in Litigation than it was to sit down with folks and go item by item through all their prize personal, memorable belongings. That was a SAD job. I loved wrestling and haggling with Attorneys. Sometimes I even beat them in their own game. That was especially enjoyable. It wasn't fun and I spent a lot of sleepless nights when we were trying lawsuits and playing Russian Roulette with a Jury, but it paid well so I stuck it out. When I retired at age 57, I was a nervous wreck. My health was bad. My blood pressure and every other bad health item was way too high. I was overweight and I drank entirely too much.
Strangely enough 6 months after I left the business, my blood pressure and weight went down and my general health improved immensely. The Dr told me, "I don't know what you're doing, but keep doing it". I told him that I had just gotten out of a quite stressful job. He said that getting out may have saved my life.
I must say that I always envied people that loved their jobs. I never could figure that out. All my years on the Highway Patrol, I dealt with mostly BAD people and in the Insurance business I dealt with mostly MAD people. It wasn't fun. If I hadn't been paid for it and needed the money, I wouldn't have done it..:-). Love my job? I don't think so. Are these people for real?
The weather has sure done a 180 down here. Yesterday morning we went on our walk at 6:30 am before daylight and it was 70 deg. We were in shorts and T-shirts. NICE ! Now we remember why we are down here!!! I see it's "-15" in Custer, SD this morning! Wow!
It is a GREAT WEEK!!!
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