A week on from the fire, and things are starting to feel normal, although every time I walk through our door, the smell of smoke needles me and makes me gasp and my heart flutter. The little garage room that burnt is still blackened and a shell of what it was. Scorch and soot is still everywhere. According to our letting agency, the management company is waiting for the loss adjuster to come out before they will do anything, but they have said that the smoke alarms are working again...not that they worked the first time! (It seems likely they were wired in and the wire burnt through).
It has been a full week, and we have just come back from the most delightful weekend in Paris. Nothing like immersing yourself in another culture to forget your worries! More with pictures later, but just a quick thank you to all of you for your kind words and thoughts.