So, yesterday our barn burned to the ground.
During the times when it isn't calving season, we use it for equipment storage. Quite a lot of our equipment was in there. 2 grain trucks, 1 truck/tractor (to pull trailers with) 4 tractors, A self-propelled sprayer, grain vac, A pick-up with a bale handling rack on the back, a quad, every single piece of cattle handling tools that owned, our feed wagon, and my sons dirt bike.
It was a pretty long and hectic day. Truthfully, i don't really know what to do from here. Right now it's day to day i guess? We"re not really able to even go into the rubble until the insurance gets a look at it. Today is looking to be just as hectic, as we had previously made plans to haul our calves to market this morning. Plus the insurance adjuster wants to be out around noon. I cancelled my driving the bus on the basketball trip the Spruce Grove this weekend. (although, i still hope to be able to make a game or two.)
Nobody got hurt, physically. I know it's just stuff. Things that can be replaced. Still though, right now, i am having a bit of a difficult time trying to figure out how i am going to do what we do without all our "stuff". Pretty sure that things will get sorted out as we move forward but i feel a little empty right now. Nobody got hurt, physically, but i do feel like i've been kicked in the guts?
I don't really know how to say thank-you to our family, friends, and neighbours. It was them that called just after 5:00 AM to tell us we were on fire and call the fire department so they already knew by the time i called it in. It's them that supplied the tractor and feed wagon so we could feed our cows. It was them that brought things over just to say " hey, we're thinking of you". Plus the endless string of phone calls that drained my cell battery from people looking to see if there was anything they could do to help out. Truly, i wish there was something to do to say, thanks guys.
.........Yesterday was my son Wyatt's Birthday. He turned 12. I feel bad for him. His Birthday got overlooked, pretty much, in the confusion of the day, plus he lost the dirt bike that he had bought himself last fall. Happy Birthday kid, i'll try make it up to you.