I'm just spinning in circles this week with all the post-fire stuff going on. The first cleanup company is quoting us $1500 to $2000 to get the pink Phoschek off the house. They're talking about using a lift so they don't have to go on the roof. My painter offered to send one of his guys over this weekend for free to pressure wash for us. But my 3 skylights need to be cleaned, so anyone going up on the roof is taking their life in their hands because once this pink stuff is wet, it's slipperier than snot. I've got two more companies getting me estimates today (but it looks like they may both be here at the same time, which will be a little awkward). My uncle and I tried to do some cleanup yesterday, but it already looks like we accidentally scraped some of the new paint off the stucco when we were trying to scrub the pink stuff off I guess what I'm just balking at is this $1,000 deductible. I need to just get over that and hire someone to get this done and over with. Oh, and to top things off, as if having a firestorm blow through here wasn't enough excitement, my dad was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night because medications he's taking screwed up his electrolytes and his potassium was dangerously low. It's taking a long time for them to come back up, so he'll probably still be there until tomorrow at the earliest. And my internet access has been intermittent since Monday. Wondering if the fires had anything to do with it, but the cable company can't get out here until tomorrow And now my uncle wants me to do Thanksgiving next week.... I think I must be crazy to say yes. But you know what? I'm really thinking of doing paper plates this year (I usually drag out the good dishes) because there is just too much going on. And as far as my messy house goes (both inside and out), it's just going to have to wait. WHERE is that REWIND button???! I want a do-over for the past week!