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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fire?!?!

As you may have guessed from my name...it is not a "typical American" name. It is Obi (pronouced Au-bee), the O is the O sound you would make when saying October or Octopus. My family is from an African country called Nigeria. My parents have lived in America for over 30 years for each of them. My brother and I were born and raised in America...mostly in the state of Florida, we go back to visit, but it is not often as it is not the safest country in the world and travel is expensive. Some family still live in Nigeria.

I was still up at 12:30am this morning, could not sleep, so cleaning and doing this and that. The phone rang and it was my Aunt from Nigeria. We said hello and she asked if my mother was still up and she was up too doing her own thing. My Aunt hit us with the news that...HER HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE!!! WHAT??? OMG. Everything was burned completely to the ground. Nothing is left at all. Not sure of all the details, as her phone minutes ran out (in a third world/developing country basic things like getting and keeping electricity,, clean water, internet and a phone line/signal are hard; even getting the police and fire department is difficult if there are even such entities). They think it was an electrical fire which are difficult to put out to begin with. The only thing she was able to save was the laptop b/c it happened to be in her car since she takes it to work. The most important thing in all of this is that NO one was injured or hurt as for now we think that no one was at the house when the fire took place. All were at work, school, or running errands. So THANKFUL for that. Things can be replaced, memories can be saved, remembered, and shared, but people are irreplaceable. As I know more, I will update. Please keep my family overseas in your thoughts/prayers/send good vibes. I know they will feel it and appreciate it. Thank you!

**I am thinking about posting about a few free apps and freebie sites and such soon (maybe tomorrow?)

Also: I came across this blog: Happy Wives Club and their post about "Why I Love My Husband" and aww, it is so sweet. So, although I am not yet married yet, I will still tell you one of the many reasons "Why I love my Love"...I love him because he is patient with me and the wants in his life. 

~eloquently rambling and thank you...

6 comments:

  1. Aww, I'm sorry. Glad your family is okay!

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I am glad no one was hurt.

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  2. So scary, glad your family is ok. Definitely a blessing that no one was hurt.

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    1. Jen, thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, a blessing no one was hurt. still waiting to hear back from my aunt.

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  3. Hey girl! Couldn't find your email but in response to your question...I just pair the chicken Parmesan with pasta and a salad usually. :)

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    1. Thanks Kel! Awesome. I have got to try it soon! I enjoy reading your blog :)

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